For eight years, Noel has performed comedy throughout the UK. He does it for a living and has performed at all the major clubs and festivals. Glastonbury, Reading, Edinburgh, to name but three.
Before entering showbiz, old Noel tried his hand at teaching, without much success. He taught English as a foreign language: he taught it as Welsh! His act is gag, gag, gag all the way – though some of it consists of non-baby-talk. Above all, his act is highly original; the guy who wrote it assured him of this.
Surreal, bizarre, absurd, intelligent, and yet, somehow strangely attractive. No, seriously he is a very accessible act who generally goes down well anywhere.
He’s also done a bit of serious acting, and as for music! Well, what he does is throw in a bit of guitar playing and singing, of a sort, as well as a few prop gags. I’m telling you, this man is so spontaneous he’d combust if it didn’t ruin his shirt! He’s really funny.
Noel’s TV appearances include the BBC Stand Up Show and Frank Skinner’s Packing Them In. He has written and performed in Giamocs, a sketch show on Welsh TV that was nominated for Rose of Montreaux in 1995.
He has also written a six part sit com for Welsh TV, entitled Tair Gwaith I Gymro, and was commissioned by S4C to write a film script. This film, The Heckler, tells the story of a Welsh man who comes to London to perform stand-up.
Noel’s radio experience includes writing and performing sketches for Radio Wales’ satirical show My Dog’s Got No Nose.
R’ôl troedio’r byrddau stand-up yn Lloegr yn y 90au dychwelodd Noel i Gymru. Dechreuodd sgrifennu deunydd trwy gyfrwng ei famiaith. Dyma’r canlyniad! Sioe ffraeth, ddeinamig a gwreiddiol yw hon sy’n cynnwys jôcs, miwsig, a sylwadaeth anochel ar gyflwr presennol Gwalia. Yn sgil ‘Brallanfa’ mae tirwedd gymdeithasol ein gwlad yn troi yn abswrd, ac felly yn ysbrydoli’n berffaith comedi swreal Noel. Bydd rhywbeth at ddant bawb yma, ac mae ‘na groeso i’r teulu cyfan, hen ac ifanc. Noel james yw Eirwyn Pontshan yr unfed ganrif ar hugain.
Liberates the lunatic side to our personalities - brilliantly!
Stands out like a droll giant in a comedy land of trite dwarfs