The performing ‘bug’ bit while studying film and theater at the University of Toledo. Propelled by his love of the comedy albums of George Carlin, Steve Martin, Bill Cosby and Bob Newhart, it wasn’t long before he found himself stepping on the stage of the local comedy venue ‘The Toledo Comedy Club’.
He began to hone his craft anywhere he could find an audience: nightclubs, rock bars, colleges and lounges in and around his hometown in Northwest Ohio and Detroit, Michigan. Jeff applied his theater training as a founding member of the improvisational group ‘The Impovables’. This experience helped form the spontaneous element his show is known for.
Jeff soon began touring comedy clubs and theaters in both the United States and Canada. New York to L.A., Vancouver to Nova Scotia. He became a finalist in the National Lampoon Laugh-Off , was seen on Television (A&E, PBS and Comedy Central) and opened up concerts for musical icons The Temptations and jazz great Naji. He also opened up for comedy stars Jim Carrey, Tim Allen and Ellen DeGeneres.
Jeff also ventured out to sea. Today Jeff is currently one of the most sought after comedians for the world’s most popular cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean. He has perform around the world on vessels for Azamara , Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruise Line, Regent Cruise Line among others.
Las Vegas became home for 14 years. Jeff performed at such iconic venues as The Riviera, MGM Grand, and Tropicana among others including the Stardust and Rio. In addition to his nightclub work, Jeff performed for many of the various conventions and special events such as NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), COMDEX and CES (The Consumer Electronics Show).
His corporate clients include Allstate, Taco Bell, The Royal Bank of Canada, USANA and Cannon. He is exceptionally proud to be accepted on the rooster of performers for the USO.
Mary Ann Demoss (MC)
Ziggy Klett (Feature)