Jim co-wrote and starred in ITV's The Sketch Show, which won a BAFTA Award and is syndicated worldwide. To date, The Sketch Show has been remade for audiences in seven different countries.
He wrote and starred in six highly acclaimed short silent films for BBC Television (UK) called Jim Tavaré Pictures Presents. This was followed by his own comedy sketch series The Jim Tavaré Show, a thirteen-part UK TV series co-written with Ricky Gervais, who also starred.
Following three appearances on The Royal Variety Performance, Jim performed at several private functions for the British Royal Family, including a private Christmas party for HRH Prince Charles and a Gala held at Highgrove in front of Her Majesty the Queen and thirteen Crowned Heads of State. Jim is renowned for being Prince Charles' favorite comedian.