James was born in South Sudan and was orphaned at age three. He was raised in Uganda at his aunt's Catholic mission school where he learned English. At 15 he went to Kenya's refugee camp where he got documents to come the the USA. He arrived in 1995 as a 16 year old.
After three years of working and going to school he heard about a "utopian" society--the US military. He joined the Marine Corps where he served as a helicopter mechanic from 1998-2006. His buddies loved his stories and thought he was funny and encouraged him to become a comedian.
Now James does stand up comedy at Empire and other area open mic and comedy nights. He values contributing to community because he feels he was raised by the community and wants to offer something back. He is also a worker, father, husband, landlord, and friend to many and lives in the Biddeford area.
Music: Chameleone sings "Double Trouble"