James Freetly was raised in Hastings, Nebraska, where they have a week long festival every summer to celebrate the invention of Kool-aid. He lives in Chicago now. That’s what’s important. He moved to Chicago in 2012 with a philosophy degree and a futon. Since then he has studied at the iO, Second City, Annoyance, Chemically Imbalanced Comedy, and has bought a mattress. He recently wrapped up his first Annoyance production, Good Morning Gitmo.