A child of the Def Jam era James grew up listening to comics riff about the differences between black people and white people, yo mama jokes, and life in the ‘hood. When he began his own stand-up career, however, he found that the traditional Def Jam subject matter did not suit his style. So he developed his own brand of racial humor by talking about his experiences as a nerdy black man. With his economical writing style, smart material, and clipped delivery James quickly distinguished himself throughout the DC area comedy scene. Since then he has taken his act around the country. His deadpan, wide-eyed observations make him a favorite of almost any crowd.