James Fritz is a Los Angeles stand up who came by way of Chicago by way of Kentucky. We talk about what it was like to grow up in a Southern Baptist family, the differences between the Chicago and Los Angeles comedy scene, then veer into what “bro humor” is and whether or not alt-comedy is still a thing. James produces a popular comedy show called Babe Island at the Big Foot Lodge here in L.A. and performs all over the city. I see him at open mics regularly and that makes me respect any comic that I see working at clubs that much more.