James Hamilton is a triple award winning comedy screenwriter and sketch comedian from London. He is currently working in Los Angeles as the head writer of an upcoming YA comedy-horror series for Netflix, and developing a new show for DreamWorks Animation. Before this, from 2019 to the end of 2020, he co-developed and was head writer of Netflix Animation's new 6-11 comedy series DOGS IN SPACE, released November 18th 2021. 

 

Previously, he worked for two and a half years as a member of Cartoon Network's BAFTA winning & nominated writing team for THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (with more than 50 writing credits across seasons 4-6), and has more recently written for Warner Bros.' UNIKITTY, as well as other animated shows currently in production. He has previously developed shows with studios including DreamWorks, Wildseed, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. 

 

James has also written for Cartoon Hangover's BRAVEST WARRIORS (created by Adventure Time's Pendleton Ward), Disney Channel's SPACE CHICKENS IN SPACE, and BBC Radio 4's SKETCHORAMA.

 

James is known in the UK as the creator and lead writer of critically acclaimed sketch troupe "Casual Violence", and internationally lauded podcast sitcom series "Hector Vs The Future". James's live comedy shows were regularly programmed at high-profile UK venues including the Soho Theatre, the Lowry Theatre, the Leicester Square Theatre and the Pleasance Courtyard. With Casual Violence, as a solo act, and as a director/producer, James took twelve different shows to the Edinburgh Fringe between 2010 and 2015. 

 

Casual Violence have also been commissioned by BBC Radio 4 (the episode of Sketchorama they featured in was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award), and the group regularly produce short comedy films and sketches written by James (all of which can be found here.) Their anthology podcast mini-series, THE SOUND OF CASUAL VIOLENCE, is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all other podcast platforms. 

Casual Violence's final live show was their ten year anniversary special "HANG THE SUITS" in October 2019 in London. They are currently developing a new web series together, written by James. 

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