"Leading the new wave of sketch comedy... Casual Violence mix Game of Thrones, The League of Gentlemen and Roald Dahl to create dark, twisted and silly skits"
- The Sunday Times
★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★
"Whatever you’re doing right now, stop it. Go and Google ‘Casual Violence,’ watch their sketches and enjoy. This comedy troupe are dark, twisted and superb".
- The Skinny
"Casual Violence cannot be commended highly enough for making sketch comedy great again... Ludicrously inventive... explosively original".
"Fantastically well-scripted and clever... extremely exciting... James Hamilton and Casual Violence deserve massive success".
- The Reviews Hub
"This generation's answer to Monty Python... a fantastic lesson in how to write sketch comedy... surreal brilliance... accomplished and charismatic".
- Broadway Baby
★★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
"Another Fringe has brought another outstanding show by Casual Violence... masters of dark, suspenseful and witty comedy".
- Brighton Argus
"Riotous... Had to be seen to be believed..."
- Latest 7
"Superlative sketch comedy...
weird, macabre and hilarious"
- The List
"Exquisitely imaginative... Stepping into a Casual Violence show is a lot like entering Arkham Asylum..."
Casual Violence are Greg Cranness, Alex Whyman, Luke Booys, David Arrondelle and James Hamilton - a triple award winning UK sketch group founded in 2009.
Since then, they have created fourteen critically acclaimed live hours of comedy, as well as several short films and podcast episodes.
Casual Violence short films and sketches are directed and co-produced by James Roberts. Their live shows are scored by Odinn Orn Hilmarsson and / or Ben Champion.
All Casual Violence live shows and short films are written by James Hamilton. Previous shows have been directed by Lee Griffiths (Late Night Gimp Fight), Alexander Newall (Rusty Quill) and James Hamilton.
Casual Violence's new anthology podcast, THE SOUND OF CASUAL VIOLENCE, is out now.
LOCO Film Festival Best Short Short 2019
LOCO Film Festival Best Short Film Script 2019
Brighton Fringe Argus ArchAngel 2016
London Sketchfest Best Video Sketch 2016
Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality 2012
Brighton Fringe Argus Angel 2014
CoFilmic Festival Best Sketch Award 2014
Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality 2011
Kevin Spacey Foundation 2013
ThreeWeeks Editors' Choice Award 2011
BBC Audio Drama Awards 2014 (Sketchorama)