Jamie Buell is a writer, teacher and comedian. He has been performing since 2003. During that time he's been fortunate to work with some of Chicago's funniest groups. Favorites include: Blewt Productions' live-action talent competition Impress These Apes, where he was the ﬁrst season champion; Schadenfreude Productions for whom he produced pre-show audience experiences for their 2008 election-year Rent Party tour; and as one half of Montgomery & Cooke, the olde-tyme comedy team, with Becky Eldridge.
He has performed improv and sketch at The Chicago Improv Festival, Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Chicago Sketch Fest, Laugh Out Loud Theater, IO Chicago, and The Playground Theater, where he also coached several groups. He teaches improv at Laugh Out Loud theater in Schaumburg and has also taught Drama and writing in the Chicago Public Schools both in the classroom and in after-school programs where he helped high-school and middle-school students create original theater pieces using the techniques of storytelling and improvisation. He studied at IO Chicago, The Second City, and the Annoyance; he graduated from Loyola University and is pursuing a degree in ﬁction writing at Northwestern. He's married, has a dog and lives within walking distance of real good sushi; the dream is real.