James & The Giant Pasty is an award-winning burlesque performer, producer, and teacher based in Toronto, Canada. With the motto balls to the fourth wall, James is well known for his innovative, concept-based brand of burlesque.
James has a schlong list of accomplishments ranging from TV appearances, to awards, sold out productions, and headlining performances at shows, events, and festivals around the world.
He is the founder and artistic director of BoylesqueTO, Canada's Premiere All-Male Burlesque Troupe, around since 2008. His 2015 production of Boylesque TO's Oh Manada! at the Edmonton Fringe sold out its 10 day run and was called "vulgar in the best possible way" (Edmonton Journal) and "ridiculous fun stuffed into a sequinned jockstrap" (Edmonton Vue).
He has performed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, the Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Vancouver, New York, Boston, and Chicago Burlesque Festivals, the New York and Vienna Boylesque Festivals, Toronto, Kitchener and Ottawa Pride, The Feminist Porn Awards, and The Life Ball in Vienna.
He won the “Most Beautiful” award at the Great Burlesque Exposition (2011) and the “Biggest Slapstick” award at the Boylesque Festival Vienna (2015).
In 2014 he was featured in the television documentary I’m A Stripper: Boylesque (LOGO, OutTV) and he scandalized the nation two years before that on Canada’s Got Talent.
When he’s not performing or producing, he runs his own personal training business under his muggle name and has a voracious love affair with coffee.