"Hilarious and adorable... a gender non-conforming comic who is sick and tired of transphobia." - Broadway World 2/23/2020

JAMES TISON
AEA

Gender Non-binary

Stand-Up Comic, Actor, TV Writer

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My Pilot Won a Bunch of Stuff

July, 2021

During the quarantine I was busy writing away. I wrote two pilots with my writing partner Gus Constantellis, and the first one just finished its competition cycle. 

  • Winner - Festigious Int'l Film Festival (2020)

  • Winner, Toronto WildSound Festival (2020)

  • Finalist, Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Blue Cat Screenwriting Competition (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist, Flickers' Rhode Island Int'l (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Hollywood Just4Shorts Film & Screenplay Competition (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Screencraft TV Pilot Script Competition (2020)

  • Quarter-Finalist, LA Int'l Screenplay Awards (2020)

  • Quarter-Finalist, Atlanta Film Festival (2021)

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Snowflake Mic RETURNING!

September 5th, 2021

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Featured in the New York Times

June 25th, 2020

Well this was pretty damn cool.  This article ran on the front page of the New York Times "Weekend Arts" section on Pride weekend, and it featured 5 nonbinary comics from the New York queer comedy scene. 

Appearing on NBC's New Amsterdam 

Airing April 6th 2021

So grateful to have booked work during the Pandemic (and my first legit TV gig). Great cast, great crew. I had one little line on this show and they treated me like a king. Are Tyler Labine and Daniel Dae Kim the nicest people in the business?? I'm just saying it's possible.

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TikTok Following Hits 51K and 1 Million Likes

January, 2021

What an absurd thing to post about! But the cool thing about this is that it's my stand-up clips that have done particularly well (like 270K views). Honestly, I have found TikTok to be a great way to get eyes on my material, and  only occasionally do I get bombarded by transphobic Republicans!

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PASSED @ Stand Up New York!!!

November 10th, 2019

I am officially PASSED at Stand Up NY. For anyone not familiar with that term, that means I am on the roster at that comedy club, which also means I am officially a working stand-up comic in the NY Club scene.

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BOOKED: OFF-BROADWAY SHOW SAFEWORD

April 15th, 2019

I am very pleased to announce that I booked my first Off-Broadway show. I am working as an understudy for 2 of the plays 4 lead roles and am officially EQUITY!