Blue Moose Comedy Showcase
Mike Steele, Juan Carlos, Trent Struzynski, Daniel Frana
211 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA, 52242
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 19 and over
Just in case you’re not familiar with “Jer-Dog,” he has delivered over 2,000 performances in the last decade at comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, hotel lounges, neighborhood saloons, biker bars, summer festivals, and private events all over the country as part of The Grassroots Comedy Tour- the longest running
independent comedy bar show in America. As a radio personality, Jer-Dog’s comedy has been heard on THE
BOB & TOM SHOW, SIRIUS-XM SATELLITE RADIO, and
he’s currently a regular contributor on THE STONE & DOUBLE T SHOW (104.9FM) Rockford, Illinois.
Jer-Dog has starred in the comedy documentaries (available on Amazon) Road Dogs (’06) and American Smartass (’10) chronicling his adventures with The Grassroots Comedy Tour. His comedy CD, Domesticated Party Animal (Laughing Hyena Records) is also available on Amazon and select retail outlets
throughout the country. He has been featured in the press
countless times and was voted one of Bud Light’s “Real Men of Comedy” by Maxim magazine.
Jer-Dog brings to the stage a powerhouse performance
delivering fast paced one-liners and story-telling, while simultaneously incorporating characters, voices, sound
effects, and audience interaction. His captivating, blue collar style has mass appeal without being generic or politically correct. Jer-Dog also dives into material about the challenges of transforming from an obnoxious party-animal into a domesticated stay-at-home dad.
Raised in a small town in Iowa, Jer-Dog began his comedy career almost 20 years ago, at the age of 19, by traveling for hours to cities with comedy clubs and karaoke/sports bars facing some of the toughest crowds imaginable. He further developed his showmanship skills during a 10-year tour with “Shenani-Guns” Comedy Wild West Show, performing at Six Flags and state fairs.
Daniel Frana is a comic originally from the backwood hills of Northeast Iowa. Due to an overactive pineal gland Daniel spreads lampoonery with good cheer everywhere he goes. You may have seen him at the Yacht Club in Iowa City, The Establishment Theater in Rock Island, The Wonder Bar in Chicago, or as a finalist in both the Funniest Iowan and IC4 Comedy Competitions. He's worked with comedians such as Tim Sullivan, Tom Sharpe, Jessi Campbell, and Brooks Wheelan. Come out and see why this young pup is one of the best up-and-coming Midwest comedians!