Jon Reep Winner of Last Comic Standing (9:30 Show)
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Jon Reep is a nationally touring stand-up comedian and actor. His authentic point of view is a result of being born and raised in rural Hickory, NC. He lived there until he moved to Raleigh, NC in 1992 to attend North Carolina State University. Shortly thereafter he began performing stand-up comedy at Goodnights comedy club. He graduated from NCSU in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater, Mass Communication, and Public & Personal communication. Upon graduating, Jon was employed at UNC-TV where he became the assistant director of such TV shows as “North Carolina Now” & “Legislative Week in Review”, while at night simultaneously honing his skills as a stand-up comedian. In 1998 Jon left UNC-TV to pursue a full-time comedy career. He traveled all over America performing in comedy clubs and colleges in every state in the country. In 2000, Jon was invited to perform at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival, and shortly thereafter moved to Los Angeles, CA to further is career as a stand-up comedian and actor.
As an actor Jon has played the pot smoking farmer “Raymus” from the movie “Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay”, and the dim-witted cop Gerald Bob from the ABC Sitcom “Rodney”. He played a goodwill worker in Disney Channels “Good Luck Charlie” and was the HEMI guy in Dodge Truck’s popular ad campaign. Most recently he can be seen as Jed Forney in “Eastbound and Down” and was the host of SPEED TV’s, “R U Faster than a Redneck.” He can next be seen in the Steven Quale film “Into the Storm” starring Richard Armitage and Matt Walsh.
As a comedian he was the Winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” season 5. He’s been on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, the half-hour special “Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep”, & his own special “Jon Reep: Metro Jethro”. He’s been on TBS’s “Pit Stop Comedy”, NBC’s “Late Friday” or CMT’s “Comedy Club” & “Comedy stage” among others.
A product of the 80's and made in the USA, Brent has been in comedy most of his life. His first comedic performance occurred when he was three years old. He took the stage at an Elk's Lodge in Glen Burnie, Maryland, with no prompt or invitation, said nothing, and just began to pee his pants. Over the years the peeing tapered off, but the desire to entertain still remained.
His real stand-up career started in May of 2011, when on a dare from his friend, he took the stage at the Comedy Zone in Lynchburg, VA. Armed with nothing but a few stories and a joke about having an erection on a roller coaster, he braved the open mic. The reception was mediocre, as to be expected, but the club owner saw the potential, gave him a few notes, and invited him back. After making the necessary corrections, the second time at bat was much more successful. From then on it has been a constant experiment in the ability of joke writing, learning how to work the crowd, and coming to terms with the fact that his Masters degree in Theology and Philosophy probably isn't going to get him anywhere in life.
Hard work has paid off with Brent having the opportunity to work with, and learn from, some of the best in the business. Brent has worked with stars such as Bobby Lee (Mad TV), Kevin Heffernan, and Steve Lemme (Super Troopers/ Beerfest) , as well as legendary comedians Iliza Schlesinger, Don "DC" Curry, Bill Burr, Josh Blue, and Brian Regan.
In 2015, Brent was picked up to be a regular opener for Jon Reep as he tours around the country.
A previous winner of Richmond, VA's "Clash of the Comics", and a finalist in "Carolina's Funniest Comic", Brent presents a "larger than life" experience at all of his shows.