Jamie is the host of Talk Hard! His performing career began at the age of 15, when he had a recurring character on the short-lived children’s television show Kids’ Cafe. Since 2007, Jamie has been performing his high energy brand of comedy all over the United States, including appearances in The TBS Just For Laughs Festival, The New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, and The Chicago Improv Festival. Based out of Chicago, Jamie has performed on just about every stage that matters in The Windy City, including The Laugh Factory, Zanies, The Lincoln Lodge, The Comedy Bar, Chicago Underground Comedy, Comedians You Should Know and many more. He is a cast member of 100 Proof Comedy, which was recently named “Chicago’s Best Venue for Stand-Up” by The Chicago Reader. Jamie has shared the stage with many notable comics, including Tim Meadows, Hannibal Buress, Sean Patton, Darren Carter, John Roy, Dan Telfer, Harrisson Greenbaum, Michael Palascak, Bill Chott, Russ Williamson, Lil’ Rel, Beth Stelling, Laurie Kilmartin, and many more.
In addition to stand-up, Jamie is also an accomplished actor, improviser, and playwright. He improvises professionally as an ensemble member at ComedySportz, is an original member of the house ensemble at The Annoyance Theater, and can be seen performing throughout Chicago as a member of The Stevens Family.
Jamie has been featured in several short-films, including internet sensation Awkward Spaceship’s Voltron in Real Life, and the popular series Creative Has Nothing For You. He has also had featured roles in two independent pilots – Road to Nowhere and Life Support - and appeared on ABC’s weekly show 190 North and NBC’s popular Sports Sunday. If you live in the midwest, you may recognize him as the fisherman in the popular ad campaign for Cousins Subs or from his appearance on TruTV’s The Weiner’s Circle. Later this year, he’ll be shooting the independent film, Midwest Crooks, in which he’ll be playing the lead role of Matt.
As a playwright, Jamie co-wrote (and directed) four play, which was selected as the “Best New Work” in Chicago Theatre in 2010 by Broadway World. In 2011, he received top honors at Stage Left Theatre’s annual Drekfest. His latest play, Hotline, was recently workshopped by Brain Surgeon Theatre.