- Bullseye Presenter
- Wealth of showbiz knowledge
- Cult status on the Student Circuit
In the sixties Jim Bowen worked part time as a ‘stand-up’ comedian on the notorious Northern Club circuit. Granada TV’s “The Comedians” gave Jim the opportunity to appear on National Television prompting him to leave teaching and ‘Have a Go” in the precarious world of entertainment.
Further opportunities followed and Jim made appearances on “Wheeltappers and Shunters’ Social Club”, late night chat show ‘Take Two’, Central Television’s “Up For the Cup” and “Starburst” featured Jim together with “Summertime Special” and “Noel’s House Party”. Guest appearances on “Celebrity Squares”, “Pebble Mill”,” Family Fortunes”, “Des O’Connor Tonight” and numerous Christmas Television Specials.
When performing on cruise ships he presents an ‘Evening with Jim Bowen’ containing some hilarious recollections of his life in show business.
His after dinner speeches regarded by his peers as amongst the funniest on the circuit, where he highlights the frailties and shortcomings of ‘show biz’ particularly featuring the ‘Bullseye’ era.
He is of course best known for his “Bullseye” TV game show, which for fifteen years was avidly watched by over twelve million viewers, attaining ‘cult’ status among University students. This has led to regular appearances at both the Oxford and Cambridge Unions. Instantly recognised throughout the UK, Jim is good value on the corporate scene where his varied stage and screen experience is invaluable.
In 2005, 2007 & 2008 Jim appeared at The Edinburgh Festival relishing the challenge and enjoying great success in all three seasons.