New York improviser: Eli James

Eli James

ELI JAMES is an actor, writer, and standup in New York City. He is an actor on the UCB Maude Team LOVER. His Broadway credits include the National Theatre of Great Britain's "One Man, Two Guvnors," and Alex Timbers's and Michael Friedman's "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." His solo show "William and the Tradesmen" has been performed at numerous venues including Ars Nova, La Mama, and The Drilling Company. You may have caught him on TV's "Gossip Girl," "Lights Out," "Murder in Manhattan" or performing standup all over the city. His essay “Finding the Beat” was published in the Random House anthology "Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers."

He knows very little about music that was not recorded between 1962 and 1987. He was once a contestant on Win Ben Stein's Money, but did not win Ben Stein's money. He still doesn't know why he tells people that.