NPR comedian James Judd comes to Saugatuck Center for the Arts

James Judd

By Angela Peavey

Saugatuck Center for the Arts


The Saugatuck Center for the Arts opens its 15th anniversary season with the star of NPR’s Snap Judgement comedian James Judd.  Judd will be at the SCA one night only: March 18.


The storyteller and comedian takes audiences on a rollercoaster joy-ride, sharing tales that pull you up and down and leave you laughing till you cry. The Toronto Star calls Judd, “off-the-wall and out-of-the ballpark entertainment,” and the San Francisco Chronicle says Judd is, “hilarious!”


A former member of the Los Angeles based improv group—and Saturday Night Live training ground—The Groundlings, Judd worked the stand-up circuit until he was 30, when he made a U-turn going back to law school to become a criminal defense attorney. Ultimately Judd returned to comedy but this time through autobiographic storytelling.


Judd is a recurring storyteller on the acclaimed radio show Snap Judgement and can be heard at festivals across the nation.  “Like David Sedaris on a pot of coffee,” says the Democrat & Chronicle.


The show is at 8 p.m. at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver, Saugatuck. Tickets are $29 in advance and $32 the day of the show. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call 269-857-2399.