|He's also quite handsome, as you can see|
James J. Hamilton is a comedian from Pittsburgh whose awesome genius is matched only by his incredible humility.
Hailed as "brilliantly funny," "a fantastic comic," and "a disgusting excuse for a person," James started doing stand-up in 2010 and has performed at the DVE Comedy Festival, Burning Bridges Festival, Pittsburgh Improv, Arcade Comedy Theater, and many other illustrious places including countless dive bars, a bowling alley, a yogurt shop, a vape shop, a clothing shop, a haunted house, a regular house, a wedding rehearsal dinner afterparty, a political campaign office, an adult-themed Easter egg hunt, and a Juggalo coffeehouse.
He is the co-host, along with Stephen Lincoln-Douglas, of the Dead Presidents Podcast, an epic journey through the lives of our nation's chief executives.
He is the creator and writer of James J. Hamilton's Blog, the first and only Pittsburgh comedy intramural sports beat writer, and the founder and president emeritus of the James J. Hamilton Fan Club. He has been a writer and performer with the sketch group The Pitts (a/k/a the Millennials).
The first open mic he ever hosted was filmed by a Norwegian TV crew and was subjected to a violent protest against something he posted on Facebook nine months earlier. He never actually made it on Norwegian TV, however, and his TV credits are limited to his appearance as a bystander in the surveillance video of a stabbing shown on local news.
He won the 2016 March Madness stand-up tournament at the Pittsburgh Improv but has lost every other stand-up contest he's ever participated in. He has a plethora of excuses for each loss, including the time a local sports television personality serving as a judge broke the news to the audience—seconds before James went onstage—that a local team had just traded away a star player.
He is a veteran of fifteen roasts, including roasts of fellow comics and “character” roasts. He portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Roast of Darth Vader, Hannibal Lecter in the Roast of Freddie Krueger, Commissioner Gordon in the Roast of Batman, Kevin McCallister in the Roast of Santa Claus, and Abraham Lincoln five times in Roasts of George Washington, Donald Trump, and Santa Claus.
Finally, he is the author of this bio, which has been described as a "masterpiece."