About the podcast

James and I improvise short surreal audio plays, where people have to adapt when the rules stop making sense. These plays are available as a podcast from iTunes and a range of other podcast apps. Each episode is some combination of gentle, wry, funny and unsettling. They play with the boundaries between things that feel real and things that feel absurd.

They are two Jameses based in London, UK where they perform as part of the improv comedy group Classic Andy. James Irving also performs with Impromptu Shakespeare, Bumper Blyton, The Concept and Dreamweaver Quartet. James Haskin has performed in the Nursery house team Parkin and Nursery Originals: Behind the Scenes at Studio Mandelbrot and United. They perform regularly at The Nursery Theatre, in a live version of the show which has been described as “weird”.

Some great London-based improvisers have contributed to the podcast, with episodes featuring Rhiannon Vivian, Jennifer Jordan and Trilly Chatterjee.

A Ninja Slob Drew Me creates a unique soundtrack for each episode. He is a music producer and performer from Southampton, who improvises atmospheric compositions using a seven string bass and laptop. As well as composing music for the James and I podcast, A Ninja Slob Drew Me has a variety of albums available on a pay what you want basis from Bandcamp. He has had his music played on BBC Radio 6 Music and Amazing Radio. MintSouth described it as “chill-out music that is both awe inspiring for the musicians in the crowd and tastefully exquisite listening for the casual music fan”.