Jack Merrywell is a stand-up comedian and event host based in Lawrence, Kansas. He tours the country performing at clubs, colleges, and theaters including the Roxy Theatre, Oklahoma State University, and the Joke Factory Comedy Club. In 2010, his one-man show, "Look Who has a Pony Now" premiered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a cast member on the sketch comedy tv show "The Biopsy Playhouse" in 2009. The same year, he was featured in the stand-up comedy documentary "World's Greatest Fear." In 2011, Jack performed alongside Nobel-nominated poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko in his televised performance "Corridas." Since 2012, Jack has been a member of the touring group No Name Comix.
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Gig Length: 5 - 60 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Jack performs stand-up comedy sets ranging from 5 to 45 minutes. His shows are generally R rated, but he will perform at a PG-13 level upon request. He keeps crowds laughing with his ironic sense of humor and crowd work.
Jack Merrywell is a comedian who spent his early life bouncing around the globe. Born in Okinawa, Japan, and raised between Denver, St. Louis, Tulsa, and Arkansas, Jack brings a multitude of perspectives to his stage performance. Currently based in Kansas City, he tours the country bringing his musings on life, language, and travel to comedy venues such as the Improv, the Joke Joint, the Loony Bin, Snickerz, and Hyena’s.
Jack has also appeared in several stage productions, most notably the 2011 play Corridas, which was directed by the Nobel-nominated poet and writer Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Jack is the host of the Comedy Workshoppe podcast, and his favorite hobby is typing bios of himself in the third person so it sounds like someone thinks he’s interesting enough to write about.
Additional Booking Notes
Requires a microphone/sound system and prefers a flat-topped stool or table.
Past Booked Events
|March 19, 2016||Nonprofit Event|
|August 02, 2014||Private Party|
|April 29, 2014||Private Party|
Jack talks about language, drugs, food, and cultural issues in his stage act.
Influences & Inspiration
Stewart Lee, Mitch Hedberg, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt, and Arthur Rimbaud.