James Mastraieni has been improvising all over the place for awhile now. After moving to Los Angeles in 2005 he decided to take on the daunting task of taking classes at Second City, iO West, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade at the same time. After all that hard work, dedication, and confusion he was one of the first people hired out of LA to tour for the Second City cruise ships. He spent two years at sea, returned to LA and picked up where he left off, spending three years on iO West Harold team, The Cartel, followed by a year with the Harold team, Sweeterhouse. Now, he regularly performs at iOWest every Friday night at 10pm with Orpheus Roy on the mainstage and over at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade on the Harold team The Ruckus. He’s been teaching at iOWest for over a year now and coaches many teams including DCT Harold team Hooligan and he coached two Time Best DCT Harold Team Del Close Award winner Popular Science. He also has written two web series “Unemployed: The Show” and “2Bed/1Bath.” He’s a master at plugging a show.