Jim Murtagh is a kind man trying his best.

Jim Murtagh is a songwriter, comedian, writer, and man from New York City. He is 6'1'', 175 pounds, and takes 20 mgs of fluoxetine daily.

Jim got his start playing music in high school hopping between various bands in the Westchester, NY music scene. Jim and his friends would play garages, parties, church basements, bbq's, town picnics, anywhere they could. 
Jim started his career in comedy at Fordham University where he was a member of comedy groups Stranded in Pittsburgh and Fordham Stand Up. After college he went on to host the monthly variety shows Be Good and Good Night which featured comedy and music from some of the area's best talent.

Upon moving to NYC Jim joined the Brooklyn based indie band Skinny Blonde as the permanent drummer and co-songwriter. He remained with the band for their entire run. 

Jim has written, directed, and starred in several short films and sketches in his groups Mike and Jim (2016-2017) and Best Good Boys (2017). 

Jim performs regularly around the Northeast both solo and with his group, Jim Murtagh & the Friccin' Band. He has performed in many venues
 including Gotham Comedy Club, The Jungle, Shea Stadium, Rockwood Music Hall, Bowery Electric, Arlene's Grocery, UCB, and Webster Hall. 

In June 2019, Jim self released his debut album, "I Feel God in This Chili's Tonight".
His sophomore release, "You Don't Get to Hate It Unless You Love It", is available now. 

photos by
Tommy Krause (@peter_rosenblum)
Rick Perez (@goodtimerickstudios)

and Colin & Caroline
© 2020 by Jim Murtagh.

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