James Bobin has been working in comedy for over 10 years. In the UK he has worked as a Director and Writer on 'The 11 O'clock Show (Channel 4, 1998) and 'Da Ali G Show' (Channel 4, 2000). In the process helping to create the characters of 'Ali G', 'Borat' and 'Bruno' as well as winning a British Academy of Film and Television Award for 'Best Comedy Series' in 2000, another from the Royal Television Society and a Silver Rose from the Monteux Television Festival.
In the US he directed and co-wrote all 12 episodes of the critically acclaimed 2 seasons of 'Da Ali G Show' for HBO in 2003 and 2004. He was nominated for 'Best Director' Emmys for both seasons, as well as sharing writing nominations twice.