Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep at the StarDome this weekend!

American actor and stand-up comedian John Reep was born on March 26, 1972 in Hickory, North Carolina. He is the winner of the fifth season of the NBC reality talent contest Last Comic Standing.  While attending Fred T. Foard High School, Reep participated in sports and was a member of the football team. He was given the batch award of class clown, following in his father’s footsteps.

Jon graduated from North Carolina State University 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, Mass Communication, and Public & Personal communication. A year later, he hit the road as a full-time traveling comic, and that was the end of his life as a normal human being. In 2000, he moved to Los Angeles to try his hand at an acting career.

As an actor he's played, "Raymus" from the movie Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay, and the dim witted cop "Gerald Bob" from the ABC Sitcom Rodney. But you probably would most readily recognize him as the Dodge Truck's commercial's "Hemi guy". You remember, the red-headed guy who leans out of a beat-up car and utters the now famous line: "That thing gotta Hemi?

But before all that he was already one of the hardest working comics in America, selling out clubs and getting standing ovations at college after college across the country. Jon has been on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep",TBS's "Pit Stop Comedy", NBC's "Late Friday", CMT's "Comedy Club" & "Comedy stage." He has performed at the Montreal "Just for Laughs" Festival in 1999 & 2004, and in the Las Vegas Comedy Festival in 2005 and the Bonaroo Music & Arts Festival 2006. Most recently, he headlined a club during the Vancouver Comedy Festival in 2009. His show is supersonic energy filled with non-stop characters and super clever writing.
Aside from his work in comedy, he also co-created the website

ON FEBRUARY 17-18, 2012

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