Jim Tavare

Jim Tavare

 Los Angeles, California, USA

Jim Tavare is famous for incorporating a double bass into his stand-up routine. He was a top finalist on Last Comic Standing, has performed stand-up comedy all over the world, appeared on numerous TV shows, and he had a role in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!


Jim Tavare is an internationally acclaimed, BAFTA award winning British comedian. He is globally renowned and has sustained both national and international acclaim.

Jim Tavare played Tom the Innkeeper in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. He made TV history by becoming the first overseas act to reach the finale of hit NBC TV series Last Comic Standing.

He won a BAFTA award for writing and performing in comedy sketch TV series 'The Sketch Show'. He wrote and starred in his own British TV shows ' The Jim Tavare Show' and 'Jim Tavare Pictures Presents'.

In the US he was an International Starsearch winner, and had an episode of CBS 'Wings' written around his comedy act.

Recent TV credits include appearances on NBC's Chuck, Showtime's Californication, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Tosh.0.

He has performed his comedy show at a private function for Her Majesty The Queen of England. He is renowned for being Prince Charles favorite comedian.

He is a regular headliner at The Laugh Factory, Hollywood and at venues throughout the US and worldwide.

Since 2010, Jim has been selected for showcases at NACA Regional Conferences in the West, Northern Plains, Central, South, Mid America and the 2012 NACA National Convention, and performed at over 50 colleges.