Stand-Up Comedian Jake Johannsen

Jake Johannsen

Born: ?
Blue Meter: Tame
3 Faves

Like this comedian?
Log-In or Register to mark it!

Who's Funnier

46.13% Won: 1500
Lost: 1752

Next Tour Date

Friday | September 25
8:00 PM
Laughs Comedy Spot
12099 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA

See all Jake Johannsen's tour dates

Works

Records

2011 I Love You
2008 Live At The Laff Stop: Party Like It's 12/31/1999
2006 Jake This Dot Com
2002 Live At Cobb's Comedy Club
1992 Comic Relief V

This album is a compilation, featuring multiple comics.

Specials (and other video)

2010 Jake Johannsen: I Love You
2004 The World Stands Up (Season 1)
2003 Comedy Central Presents Jake Johannsen
2001 Late Friday

Weekly late night stand-up showcase on NBC

1997 Comics Come Home 3
1993 Two Drink Minimum

Host

1992 Comic Relief V

Benefit show that features multiple comics.

1991 This'll Take About an Hour
1990 One Night Stand: Jake Johannsen
1986 The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion

Books (by and about)

No books by or about this comedian.

Biography

Jake Johannsen made his comedic debut at San Francisco’s Cobbs Comedy Club during an open mike night. In 1986, he won the 11th Annual San Francisco Stand Up Comedian Competition. Jake also appeared in the “HBO Young Comedians Special” and on public television’s “Comedy Tonight” series. In addition, Jake hosted Comedy Central’s “Two Drink Minimum,” a half hour series that showcased the freshest faces in stand-up comedy.

With a subtle and intelligent comedic style, Jake is quickly becoming one of the most respected comedians for his ability to give the most common element new meaning. Not many comedians will devote six minutes to a single subject, especially one as seemingly mundane as a toaster or as strange as his conviction that extraterrestrials are working among us.

Jake was nominated as “Best Male Stand-Up Comedian” for the 1994 American Comedy Awards. His bizarre take on life has prompted critics to observe that he “conjures up some of the strangest imagery this side of Gary Larsen’s comic strip, The Far Side.”

He starred in his own HBO Comedy Special titled “This’ll Take About an Hour,” which premiered to rave reviews. Jake also received an Ace Award nomination for best writing in an Entertainment Special for his work on “This’ll Take About An Hour.”

Other television credits include “HBO Young Comedian’s Special” and PBS’s “Comedy Tonight” series. He hosted Comedy Central’s “Two Drink Minimum” and has appeared more than thirty times on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Man vs. machine, extraterrestrials and relationships are just some of the eclectic themes that Jake reflects upon. If anything is his trademark, according to Johannsen it is his longer, convoluted stories. “I’m talking about things that everybody can relate to and I think I have my own idea of where the problem is. I don’t feel I make them deliberately bizarre.”

Johannsen has established himself as one of the country’s most prominent comedians and continues to headline across the country.