James Jelin

James Jelin caught the performance bug during his Bar Mitzvah Torah portion and soon after realized he could get more laughs speaking in English.

He’s been an actor, writer, and comedian since, going on to found Bowdoin College’s long form improv team Office Hours and training with teachers from the Upright Citizens’ Brigade and Baltimore Improv Group. James is on WIT Harold Team The Lineup, and he performs with Baltimore Improv Group’s House Macroscene Team and local troupes like Captain PhD, Members of the Audience, and 200 Person Improv Team. As an improv coach, he’s worked with teams like Swoonface, Proud & Noble Beasts, and All In, Pitches.

When not improvising, James is an actor, sketch-comedy writer and performer, stand-up comedian, and, admittedly, a boring political pollster.

Current Ensembles
Childhood Nickname
Jams Jellies
Favorite Snack
Eggs over easy but you crack the yolk a TINY bit