Side Splitters Comedy Club - Tampa- has just announced its schedule for February 7-16:
Appearing this weekend: JON REEP February 7 - 9
Does this face look familiar? Maybe you've seen Jon on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" or the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep". Maybe you've seen him on TBS's "Pit Stop Comedy", NBC's "Late Friday", or the ABC Sitcom "Rodney" as Officer Gerald Bob the dim-witted cop. If not then you probably know Jon from Dodge's popular ad campaign as the "Hemi guy".
Jon is known to millions as the redheaded hillbilly in the Dodge Ram commercials who leans out of a beat-up car and utters the now famous line: "That thing gotta Hemi?"
Born in Hickory, NC, Jon moved to Raleigh to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater at North Carolina State University. In 2000 Jon was invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada and has since been invited back to perform in the "Best of the Fest" and a "Gala" show. Soon after he moved to Los Angeles to further his career as an actor and a stand-up.
Jon is one of the hardest working comics in America, selling out venues and getting standing ovations in clubs and theaters across the country. His show is supersonic energy filled with non-stop characters, super clever writing, and, of course, the one talent that separates Jon from all other comedians in the world: He's the best redneck dancer since Elvis.
Jon also appeared in the film, "Harold & Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay".
Appearing next weekend: GARY VALENTINE February 14 - 16
From Long Island, New York. Weighing in at a hundred and blah blah blah..........GV got his start in show business on the stand up comedy stage. After an appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival, he left his native New York for heavier traffic in Los Angeles. There, he quickly landed spots on various talk shows including, "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno", among others. He's been headlining comedy clubs and theaters for the past fifteen years.
GV is best know for his nine seasons as "Cousin Danny" on the hit CBS sitcom, "The King of Queens". As well as appearing on screen, he co-wrote a few episodes, which he claims....are the best. Elsewhere on the small screen, he notably appeared on the television show Men of a Certain Age, which was written and directed by Ray Romano, and met with critical acclaim. Prior to his run on the series, he starred in his own half hour special on Comedy Central along with hosting "The X Show" on FX.
On the big screen, Gary has worked alongside such Hollywood heavyweights as Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear (Stuck on You), and Adam Sandler (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry). In addition to a number of specials for the Comedy Central Network, as well as a cameo in Jerry Seinfeld's lauded documentary, Comedian, he can be seen in such films as Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, and Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury, along with the independent short "Alive 'n' Kickin.
More recently, he makes occasional appearances as a round table comedian on the popular E! Network late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, and also takes part in the Dusty Peacock web series on Crackle (crackle.com). By the way, Gary is convinced that Sandler said, "GV will be one of People magazines 100 sexiest stars......soon.
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