James Zoccoli

James Anthony Zoccoli (JAZ) has performed on the stages of Chicago Shakespeare, Lakeside Shakespeare, Live Bait, Next Theatre, Collaboraction and as an ensemble member of the Strawdog Theatre Company.

Besides grown-up stuff, he does theatre for young audiences at Adventure Stage Chicago and Emerald City.

As a teaching artist, he has taught improvisation and storytelling to grade school students in Chicago Public Schools and teenagers at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston.

He wears many other hats as a creator/writer/producer/announcer for “The Game Show Show…& Stuff!” which was named “Best Late Night” 2 years in a row by Chicago Magazine.

His one-man show “WIGGERLOVER [whiteboy+blackdad=greyareas]” debuted at the Chicago Cultural Center 2010.

Since then, he has presented his “part memoir/part editorial/all comedy” at Columbia College, Prairie State and Northeastern Illinois University.


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