“Part of the magic of comedy is that you can force people who disagree with you or even hate you – you can force them to listen.” – James Adomian
James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen — but don’t you know deep down he’s just a kitten? James was a finalist on the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing, and his debut standup album, Low Hangin’ Fruit, is now available on Earwolf. James’ many insane characters appear as celebrated guests all over the podcast-o-sphere. He is a staple on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, guest stars on the new season of Children’s Hospital and The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, and recently appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show. Earlier this year, James was honored on The Advocate’s list of “Top 40 Under 40.” Catch James live performing standup and characters across the globe at festivals, comedy clubs, gay bars, rooftop parties and radical political events.
Q&A with James
How did your friends and family react when you told them you wanted to be a comedian?
They were like, “Oh, thank god you’re not gay.” Which they then found out I was also.
What’s your least-favorite comedy cliché?
The whole punchline thing – seen it.
Top three favorite comedians, alive or dead?
Phil Hartman, Bill Hicks, Louis CK. Definitely alive if possible.