James Oakes is a writer, comedian and producer.

He has worked in TV and Web Content development for the last 12 years, and is also a touring stand-up comedian performing across the nation. James plays Atlantic City and Las Vegas as well as every major comedy club in New York City and across the northeast. As a writer, he co-wrote and starred in the Off Broadway Play Gunnin' for Jesus, was a staff writer for Paul Mecurio's Got Game for HBO.com, comedy writer for Cracked Magazine and Sirius Satellite radio, and freelance journalist with MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. James wrote and performed with the acclaimed comedy group Irwin Smalls Trio, whose shows were seen on the Comedy Central Stage in LA and UCB in New York City. He has over 15 years experience as an executive producer of live comedy events and stage shows. James is Excelsior's producer in charge of comedy development.


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