James Harris is the co-host of James and Sunda, a weekly comedy variety television show airing on Jewish Life Television (JLTV). JLTV is a fledging cable network currently available in over 40 millions homes in the United States and in over 116 countries around the world. James and Sunda is the top rated primetime show on the network and features comedy sketches, out-of-studio segments, and in-studio celebrity interviews. James hosts the show with his comedy partner Sunda, a Swedish and Black Jew, who is known as "the most dangerous mother in comedy." Together they form the only current Black, white, all Jewish comedy duo and have a chemistry and comedic style that is unusual, unparalleled, and unlike anything ever seen before in comedy history. Sunda’s nuclear energy and James’ unbridled tranquility create a hilarious comedy dynamic that results in what can only be described as a massive supernova of humor and laughter.
James recently completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. James is an expert on happiness and fulfillment – the subject of his dissertation – and is proficient at Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Positive Psychology. Dr. James integrates his clinical skills and knowledge on happiness into his television show, podcasts, writing, and his live performances, making him one of the most unique, fascinating, and entertaining comedians on television. Dr. James is helping people get to happy.
Dr. James is an accomplished screenwriter and television writer. He wrote his first screenplay at 19 when he was an undergraduate student at Brandeis University. The script was produced and the movie, The Cure for Boredom, stars Judd Nelson, Seymour Cassel, and Joe Viterelli and is available on DVD. International distributors, thinking it was a solid marketing strategy to sell more copies, changed the movie’s title to Sex and Bullets. Dr. James thinks all this change accomplished was making more people think the movie was made in Chatsworth.
Dr. James has a reputation as being one of the greatest and most proficient joke writers in comedy. He has written material for some of the world’s most successful comedians. His jokes have been featured in national magazines and on many popular web sites. He was the humor columnist for The National Enquirer where his two columns, Laugh Track and Scandal Meter, ran weekly. Dr. James wrote for Laugh Factory’s TBS…Very Funny and The Supreme Court of Comedy. Dr. James co-hosted with Dom Irrera Laugh Factory All Access, a weekly podcast featuring interviews and performances from the world's best stand up comedians.
James has written for ShowTime, HBO, DirecTV, Broadway, and many celebrities and public speakers. James performs his standup routine weekly at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, around the country, and has been seen on HBO, VH1, and JLTV.
James is a hernia-prone, hypochondriac doctor who carries a mini pharmacy with him in his pocket. Whether you have heartburn, chest pains, anxiety, a headache, or blurry vision, James probably has it too, and worse. James can out sick anyone and is always willing to share his stash of chemical solutions. Most importantly, if you need a laugh, Dr. James himself is the best medicine and always willing to ease your pain with his unparalleled, irreverent, and stimulating style of humor. Just don’t ask him to do any heavy lifting. Or if you can use his pen. Or to shake his hand. Unless you have an abundant supply of hand sanitizer.