Jon Wilkins is a Denver-based Stand Up Comedian with an interesting view on life. His experiences trying to get ahead and enduring struggles at every turn have proven that he is the classic comedic character. Jon's stories and short form jokes help people see the world through the eyes of a white male in his divorties, and his one-liners are full of double entendres.
Jon is the founder and emcee of the Highlands Comedy Room. A different lineup of Comedians performs to a sold out crowd each week giving me the opportunity to work with talent from around the nation. His voice is deep and inviting and he is often told he looks like 20 different famous people that don't look like each other.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 5 - 30 minutes
What to Expect
I am a divorced father of two that grew up in Baltimore in an upper middle class neighborhood and always found observation to be my favorite past time. You will see life from my perspective including work, family, and life experience.
I mix short stories, one liners, and sometimes extended stories about my life and the struggles of a white middle class overachieving loser. I am silly and often ignorantly amusing as i find life an interesting pace and life finds me asking way too many questions.
I can work both clean and no so clean but never get offensive or turn off the crowd. My comedy is honest and high brow from the perspective of a doofus at times.
My Elevator speech:
When you need to hire a comedian Jon is good with all sorts of crowds spanning from PG13 to R Rated material delivered with kind eyes. His friendly insightful comedy has people thinking the next day and most likely getting them in trouble for their google search history.
Jon Wilkins is a regular guy in his Divorties with regular problems. He is not a role model for anyone and has no idea what the hell he is doing outside of pursuing a Comedy career. His dream of eating sushi and telling jokes is a reality every Thursday at the very successful Highlands Comedy Show, the best sushi comedy combination in the world.
Jon is the host and emcee of the Highlands Comedy Show and the Strange Grounds Comedy Open Mic on South Broadway in Denver. For the past few years, Jon has been honing in on his hosting skills while accumulating material for up to 30 minutes from PG to R-Rated Material.
You can see Jon all around the Denver area at comedy open mics where he practices new and reworked material. He is constantly writing to stay fresh with stories of the day's events regardless of the day.
Jon has had the pleasure to compete in the Comedy Works New Faces contest and is on the amateur circuit performing at both Comedy Works locations in Denver. Jon has performed at the Denver Improv and Loonies Comedy Corner as well as some clubs that unfortunately did not stand the test of time including Wits End Comedy Club and The Down Under Comedy Club (R.I.P.). Jon has told jokes in his home town Baltimore, MD, a good place to be from as well as a source of good material.
Jon welcomes the chance to get on stage any time because comedy makes his life more balanced. Many people complain and critique, and voice opinions and it is much better to entertain a crowd than annoy your friends or loved ones with your self-therapy. Jon is most satisfied when on a microphone wrangling together and audience to laugh at the comedy all around us.
Other Notable Facts:
Jon has had many different jobs but none as satisfying as being a Comedian. The first job as a kid was at his fathers, a Buick Dealer in Baltimore and a very conservative fellow. Jon is actually a lot like his father and the main reason he never became a car salesman. He also worked a bit of retail and eventually became a marketing professional after graduating from the University of Maryland in the mid 90’s.
Becoming a comedian was always a dream and did not become a reality until his divorce, often a cattiest to a comedy career. Becoming a father of two, losing a wife to disagreements, and a fairly unsuccessful career world will help anyone accumulate material and it’s a comics job to use the experience to make others laugh. Jon has gone through the standard ringer to create what is now a flourishing comedy career.
Additional Booking Notes
I just need a stage and a mic
Past Booked Events
|July 25, 2015||Grand Opening|
Influences & Inspiration
I grew up with a fine appreciation of entertainment and sway towards the neurotic jewish type, Woody Allen, Larry David, Mel Brooks.
None - I have a PA and mic and stand if needed for the performance
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