Hot off the heels of the release of his debut comedy album, Excessive Talking, Jason Downs is one of the fastest-rising stars on the comedy scene today. Upon its release, Excessive Talking was instantly selected by iTunes as a Featured Album for an astonishing 17 weeks in a row. A Rooftop Comedy Production, Excessive Talking immediately broke the top 10 on the iTunes charts and is currently in heavy rotation on Pandora Radio.
Critics cannot get enough of Downs' unique likability that allows him to confess his greatest flaws in an original, aggressive, and hilarious act that UnderTheGun.com describes as, “a high-energy torrent of hilarity from start to finish.” CourtingComedy.com says Downs is “one of the best salt of the earth, brick wall, universally funny comedians.” It is that good heart and bad mouth that gives Downs the ability to share his story of a know-it-all who knows nothing. Critics continue to shower Downs with praise as TheatreJones.com says, “Jason kicks his set off with a booming voice with plenty of sex and drugs, but then you realize he’s an exceptionally smart, well-read comic…you need to definitely keep an eye on.”
Downs has opened for comedy icons Louie C.K., Dave Chappell, and before his untimely passing, the legendary Mitch Hedberg. Downs currently tours his stand up at comedy clubs, theaters, and festivals across the country. He has performed at venues including the Comedy Store, Caroline’s on Broadway, The Upright Citizens Brigade, the Improv on Melrose, and the legendary Roxy rock club on the Sunset Strip.
Jason Downs was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, IFC, a winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Competition, performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest and is the face of multiple NFL ad campaigns, including a Super Bowl commercial. Although known for his stand up, Downs is an accomplished playwright as well, a winner of the Actors’ Theatre National Playwright Competition.
He is actively followed on Twitter as @DownsAndOut and Instagram as: jasondowns. Jason Downs resides in Los Angeles.
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