While attending college at Arizona State University, JANN KARAM began her stand-up comedy career performing at open mike nights at a Mexican food restaurant in Scottsdale. She was paid one chimichanga and a side of guacamole per show.
After skillfully honing her craft and gaining five pounds, Jann moved to Chicago where she studied at Second City and performed in local comedy clubs. She continued to receive lots of free food.
Several months later, Jann moved to New York City. In one day, she landed a job as a cashier in a deli - where, ironically, they made her pay for every meal - and became a regular performer at "Catch A Rising Star".
Her popularity at comedy clubs throughout the tri-state area grew and soon she had to give up the deli to become a full-time stand-up comedienne.
Jann's next move was to Los Angeles where she became a regular and a crowd favorite at the Improv in Hollywood. In the autumn of her first year in southern California, Jann was named first runner-up in the "San Diego Laugh Off".
Jim McCawley, talent coordinator for "The Tonight Show" and a judge in the competition, gave her a perfect ten score, which led to a first of her multiple appearances on "The Tonight Show". The first place winner got a car, but Jann was much happier with her booking.
Shortly thereafter, Jann was selected as the only woman to appear in "The Thirteenth Annual Young Comedian's Show" hosted by Dennis Miller. Since then, her long list of TV credits has grown to include "Seinfeld", "Politically Incorrect", "Dr. Katz", and more. Jann also wrote, directed and starred in Under the Big Muu-Muu, a funny, heart-warming short film about mother-daughter relationships. Under the Big Muu-Muu has won awards at numerous film festivals nationwide. Jann's proudest and most recent accomplishment has been performing her Solo Stand-up Show "Reclining Nude on La Cienega". Jann makes her home in Los Angeles and performs regularly at the Laugh Factory and Improv.
Rick Dubrow, of the Los Angeles Times wrote: "...A really stylish young comic… Jann Karam, a woman blessed with talent, looks and the gift of restraint. Remember the name."