James Dugan was born and raised in Northern California, but moved to Chicago to pursue improv comedy and to learn what this “winter” thing is that everyone has been talking about. In his years in Chicago, he has performed with numerous Harold Teams at iO, taken to the high seas with The Second City, and was a member of TJ and Dave’s Mission Theater ensemble. Outside of Chicago he has been featured at festivals in Austin, St. Louis, New York, and Juneau. He teaches at iO Chicago as well as The Chicago Improv Den, and coaches several teams in the Chicago area. James can currently be seen performing a weekly show with Lil’ Tooties, and in his two-person show, James Gretchky.