(he/him)Washington Improv Theater
James Jelin realized he loved performing during his Bar Mitzvah Torah portion and eventually discovered he could get even more laughs speaking in English.
James has trained with teachers like Will Hines and Keisha Zollar at theaters including the Upright Citizens Brigade, Squirrel Comedy Theatre, Baltimore Improv Group, and Dojo Comedy. At WIT, he has performed on Harold teams and WIT productions, taught classes, directed Launchpad shows, and coached a number of indie teams regular to WIT’s stage. You can catch him performing regularly in WIT’s People of the District, with indie team Captain PhD, or on World’s Greatest Improv School team Postage.
When not improvising, James is an actor, sketch comedy writer and performer, and digital professional in progressive politics.