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2024 Jake Johannsen

Ages 21 and up

Friday, Feb 16 - Thursday, Jan 01


  • 21 and Over

  • No Backpacks
  • Two item Minimum

A native of Iowa, Jake Johannsen spent three years at Iowa State University

dabbling in veterinarian science and chemical engineering before moving to San

Francisco and trying his hand at comedy. Jake sought to make his comedic mark on the

city at a time when San Francisco was fostering the likes of young talents such as

Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Carvey. Jake made his own comedy debut during an open

mike night at San Francisco’s Cobbs Comedy Club. Four years later, in 1986, he won

the 11th Annual San Francisco Stand-Up Comedian Competition.

A self-confessed raconteur of weird stories, it’s no wonder that Jake is one of

David Letterman’s favorite comics. With forty-four Letterman appearances under his

belt, more than any other comic, (not to mention a handful of Late Night with Conan

O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Politically Incorrect gigs) Jake is no

stranger to late night television. His late night appearances gave Jake the exposure he

needed to land his very own HBO comedy special, This’ll Take About An Hour. Jake

received incredible reviews, strong ratings, and a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best

Writing in an Entertainment Special. People Magazine rated the special as one of the

“ten best television shows of the year,” and TV Guide named it one of the “50 Funniest

Moments of TV.”

Jake is also making his mark on the feature world. Jake appeared on the big

screen next to Bruce Willis in the Alan Rudolph film Breakfast of Champions. Jake first


worked with Rudolph on the film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, in which he co-

starred in a cast that included Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Campbell Scott.

Jake’s bizarre take on life and his uniquely intelligent style have made him a

regular at comedy clubs all over the country and a former host of Comedy Central’s Two

Drink Minimum. Jake has had numerous television appearances as well as his own

Comedy Central 1⁄2 hour special. Additionally, his Comedy Special entitled “i Love You”

aired on Netflix and Showtime. Currently you hear Jake on his podcasts at


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