Meet Elis James, the Welsh comedian who is married to fellow comedian and author Isy Suttie.
This article covers details on his career, age, net worth, and illness. So, keep scrolling down to learn more about him.
Meet Elis James, Isy Suttie Husband
Isy Suttie met Elis James in 2009. They reportedly started dating in 2010. On 9 February 2016, Isy proposed to her man at a launch party for her new book. They were at the Westow House pub in Crystal Palace after her appearance at the Bookseller Crow. They made the engagement official on Elis James’s Radio X show with John Robins, as they played a recording of the moment.
As opposed to their relationship taking a big step, Isy’s memoir, The Actual One, unraveled her struggle not to settle down while her friends get married and have children.
The recording starts with Robins standing on a chair, tapping a glass, and announcing ‘Isy would like to say a few words and see how it goes …’ A clearly emotional Suttie can be heard thanking her friends for coming before saying to James: ‘I love you. Will you marry me?’
Elis admitted, “Because she said, “Elis I love you” and I thought yeah, she’s going to thank Rupert her publisher, b) her editor in a minute, and… oh wow!”
He continued, “And obviously, amazing woman and all that sorts of stuff. But the stand-up comic in me did think “oh, if I made a joke now, as long as I read the vibe right, it would be very, very, very funny”. But then I looked at everyone’s expectant eyes and I looked at Isy and I thought, “This is probably not the time to start riffing.”
Isy told Chortle: “Once someone’s watched you give birth, it seems only natural that the next step is bickering over vol a vent flavor and whether Manic Street Preachers can work for a first dance. I’m very very happy to finally be making an honest man of Elis”.
She is now married to Elis James.
Isy spoke fondly about the proposal during an interview with The Guardian. She said: “I’d had a tequila. Before my dad died, Elis had asked his permission to marry me, which was amazing, but then never produced a ring or officially proposed. So it was less of a bolt from the blue and more of a kick up the bum. We still haven’t got married, though. We’re about to spend the wedding money on two nights at Center Parcs”.
Two of them shared two children: the oldest daughter named Beti, born in 2014, and a son named Steffan, born in 2019.
Isy Suttie is a stand-up comedian and actor who is most known for her role as Dobby on Peep Show. She was born in Hull in 1978. She studied acting at the Guildford School of Acting before embarking on a career as a musical comedian. Shameless, Damned, and Man Down have all featured the 43-year-old.
She has written for the Guardian, the Observer, the New Statesman, Red, and Glamour. She appears regularly on BBC Radio 4, where her show Pearl and Dave won a Gold Sony Award in 2013. Her TV credits include Dobby in Peep Show and Esther in Shameless, plus appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You? and Q.I. A three-time British Comedy Award nominee, her short stories have appeared in A Love Letter To Europe and Dead Funny: Encore. Her memoir, The Actual One, was published by Orion in 2015.
Elis James Age
According to our research, Elis James turned 41 years on 3rd November 2021.
Elis James Net Worth
Elis James has a net worth above $750 thousand.
The Welsh comedian revealed to Cambridge University Press that he started his career as a stand-up in Cardiff in 2005. But, he only did occasional gigs. But, starting in 2008, he became a full-time comedian.
Elis performed his debut solo show “The Most Cautious Little Boy in Wales’ at the 2009 Edinburgh festival, which was met with rave reviews. He is also a talented character actor, starring in the acclaimed sketch show ‘Superclump,’ and is a regular contributor to the Rhod Gilbert Show on BBC Radio Wales as caretaker Rex. He also performs as Rex in the bi-monthly theatre show ‘The Committee Meeting,’ which he co-writes with fellow Welsh comic Chris Corcoran.
Ellis has also presented on the radio, most notably as a stand-in presenter on Radio 1’s BBC Introducing in Wales and on Rhod Gilbert’s Radio Show. He is also a regular contributor to the Tom Craine Show on BBC Bristol. He performed an excerpt of his debut solo show on BBC6 Music, at the BBC6 music presents gig which was recorded at The Pleasance One.
Elis shared in the interview, “I wrote the Edinburgh Shows at a time when there was no Welsh language comedy circuit, so this was all done in English. In 2015, S4C, the Welsh Language Channel 4, suddenly realized that there were a lot of budding Welsh-speaking comedians and I think they were trying to appeal to a younger audience”.
Elis added, “They called me up and asked if I wanted to write and perform a show in Welsh on television. I did that in 2015 and now I write one every two years.”
Although he spoke Welsh, Elis forged his comedic craft in English. He cited that being on stage while speaking Welsh than English, he had a different persona. Some of Elis’s on-screen works are; Curious Under the Stars, Tourist Trap, Be Lucky, Josh, Crims, Social Club FM, BBC Comedy Feeds, and a few others.
Elis attended a Welsh-language school, a Welsh-language Sunday school till he was 14. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Modern History and Politics.
Besides comedy, he also played guitar with indie band Heck, with whom he released an EP in addition to live performances.
Does Elis James Have An Illness?
In Elis James and John Robins’s podcast In Episode 59 titled Elis’s Two Jumpers In Barcelona, he shared that he had a chest infection. But, because he loved his listeners he came to do the show. John joked about getting the illness from Elis which he shrugged off in three days. To which Elis replied jokingly that John’s immune system is great because his immune system went to oxford.
Elis went on a stag do to Barcelona with this illness then realized how sick he was and came home. He was so feverish he wore two jumpers and then had to take both off.
Elis James Height
Talking about height, Elis James stands tall above 5 feet 11 inches.
Elis James Parents
Elis James has mentioned his parents in a few interviews. While speaking with Cambridge University Press, he shared his parents spoke Welsh to him. His mom Nesta James was an English teacher. She also worked with the father of Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert and the mother of Welsh musician Euros Childs.
His parents and extended family members are from Carmarthenshire.
Elis shared with FourFourTwo that Ian Rush was his childhood hero. He added, “Ian Rush. I discovered football myself, really: my dad, a clichéd West Walian father, is a rugby-mad. It wasn’t until I started primary school that I realized other boys supported teams. When you’re that age, the goalscorers stick out – so the fact English footballs best happened to be Welsh was very convenient. He’d opened a sports shop in Aberystwyth the summer he joined Juventus, and my auntie had queued for hours to get his autograph”.
Elis, speaking with Wales Online, shared about his supportive parents. He explained, “My parents have always been very supportive of my comedy, although I think deep down dad would have liked me to become a quantity surveyor like him. We could have started a quantity surveying firm together before dad had to sack me for slouching in front of the clients, with my mum having to head the tribunal while cooking our tea”.
Elis has two sisters: Carys Nathoo and Nia Kelly. Her husband Imran Nathoo competed in Master Chef Season 13 and became a quarter-finalist. They are parents to two beautiful boys.
Nia is a 2009 graduate of Kings College London. She married her husband in August 2018. She is an NHS worker.
Where Is Elis James From?
Elis James was born in Haverfordwest and grew up in Carmarthen.
Is Elis James On Twitter?
Yes, Elis James is on Twitter. Find him at (@elisjames).