Showing posts from June 14, 2015


Meet comedian and actor Jim Tavaré who moved to LA seven years ago. Was there a particular reason you chose LA? I didn’t choose LA, it chose me.  I got a call to take part in the NBC reality TV show ‘Last Comic Standing’, where I became the only overseas act to ever reach the final episode. 
Watch a clip of Jim on NBC's Last Comic Standing here
After this, NBC organised a 6 month live tour of the show with myself and the other 4 finalists. We performed at 63 venues throughout the US, so it was a great way to get to see the country. I made LA my base, and decided to stay a little longer after the tour. Seven years on I’m still here doing my thing, which is stand-up comedy and acting. I sometimes perform my show at US colleges where the kids come out to stare at me because I was once in a Harry Potter movie. 

What  do you miss most from home? I miss running. I used to run a lot around Richmond Park.  The hot LA climate plus having to wait 10 minutes for the 'walk sign' at every cr…