James Comtois co-founded the New York-based theatre company, Nosedive Productions, for which he served as resident playwright and co-artistic director from 2000 until 2013. Nosedive Productions produced more than 20 of Mr. Comtois' plays, including Monkeys, Ruins, Mayonnaise Sandwiches, The Adventures of Nervous-Boy, Colorful World, Nona (based on the short story by Stephen King) and Infectious Opportunity. Of his work, Time Out New York said: "Comtois & Co. are mining in Gogol’s vein: They may make us laugh, but that’s what happens when keen-eyed city dwellers tickle a seedy underbelly." The New York Times compared him to Conor McPherson and Tracy Letts, which he thought was very nice of the newspaper. Published plays include The Adventures of Nervous-Boy (in Plays and Playwrights 2007 by the New York Theatre Experience), The Little One (by Indie Theater Now), Suburban Peepshow and Infectious Opportunity (both by Original Works Publishing). He lives in Brooklyn and has two cats. He thinks they're very cute, even when they're shredding the furniture.