At first glance I may look like a skinny Drew Carey or a fat Ellen Degeneres, so please be fooled into thinking I am one of those performers and book me right away! :)
Witty, relateable, high energy comedy for any event big or small. I was the house host of Reno's top comedy club for 4 years so I've hosted comedy shows, charity events, and even a Halloween costume contest at a nightclub. My goal for any event is simple: have fun and the audience will have fun. Whether I am talking about my former high school math teaching days, growing up with a speech impediment, or about how I'm my mother's 2nd favorite child (but also an only child...) I just want to make your event be as fun as possible!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 5 - 45 minutes
What to Expect
Whether you need someone to announce winners of a competition, entertain a crowd between acts/events, or want to hire the star for your night, you have found the right guy! I am super flexible and almost any event you name I have probably performed for, hosted, or been a part of.
I have performed up to 45 minutes of comedy in the past, but can cater to your needs
Drew Shafer got his start in comedy when he tried out for his 3rd grade talent show as a comedian and was told by his teachers that he should find a new talent. Drew did what any other kid would do (not listen to his teacher) and continued doing comedy. Drew was the class president, frequent pep rally host, and was the emcee for many charity events throughout high school and college. Drew even qualified for the National Forensics League national tournament in student congress. He finally took the stage in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. Drew is a stand-up comedian, comedy writer, actor, and former rapping high school math teacher. Only one of those ever paid the bills, and it definitely wasn’t for the rapping. Drew blends self-deprecation, clever wordplay, and charming awkwardness to bring an energized and fun show everywhere he goes. Don’t be fooled by his resemblance to the secret love child of Drew Carey and Ellen Degeneres, Drew does have a dark side. He will have audiences saying both “aww” and “wow” in the same joke.
Drew is a regular at the Pioneer Underground in Reno and has performed at The Comedy Store in La Jolla, Punchline Sacramento, and Laughs Unlimited. He has won or placed in multiple competitions in the Sacramento area. Drew has performed with comedians like Taylor Williamson, Felipe Esparza, Chris Franjola, and Craig Shoemaker. He appeared in the short film “Dear George” and has written and starred in comedy shorts for the 48 Hour Film Festival and the Reno Film Collective. His first short “Russian Roulette” has the most views of any Reno Film Collective video.
Additional Booking Notes
I prefer a microphone unless the venue is small enough. I was a teacher so I can project my voice
Past Booked Events
|November 15, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Deaf Puppies Comedy Showcase|
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