Janelle James is an American comedian, writer, and actress.
Her writing credits include Black Monday, and she acted on the programs Crashing, Corporate, and Central Park. Her debut comedy album Black and Mild was released in 2017.
She was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch.
James began her career in 2009 at an open mic she attended while living in Champaign, Illinois.
She described her style of comedy as “just talking shit” and her stand-up includes a range of topics such as Trump, motherhood, being a woman over 35, and dating.
James named Bill Burr, Hadiyah Robinson, John Early, Wanda Sykes, Richard Pryor, and Kareem Green as favorite comedians.
James was raised on St. Thomas and moved to the United States mainland when she was 16.
She resides in Brooklyn, New York, and has two teenage sons.
Where is Janelle James from?
James was born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
St. Thomas is the gateway isle of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It’s known for its beaches and snorkeling spots.
Territorial capital Charlotte Amalie, founded by the Danish in the 1600s, is a busy cruise ship port. Historic buildings include a 1679 watchtower called Blackbeard’s Castle, in reference to the area’s pirate history.
On the harbor, 17th-century Fort Christian is now a local-history museum