Just in case you’re not familiar with “Jer-Dog,” he has delivered over 2,000 performances in the last decade at comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, hotel lounges, neighborhood saloons, biker bars, summer festivals, and private events all over the country as part of The Grassroots Comedy Tour– the longest running independent comedy bar show in America. As a radio personality, Jer-Dog’s comedy has been heard on THE BOB & TOM SHOW, SIRIUS-XM SATELLITE RADIO, and he’s currently a regular contributor on THE STONE & DOUBLE T SHOW(104.9FM) Rockford, Illinois.
Jer-Dog has starred in the comedy documentaries (available on Amazon) Road Dogs (’06) andAmerican Smartass (’10) chronicling his adventures with The Grassroots Comedy Tour. His comedy CD, Domesticated Party Animal (Laughing Hyena Records) is also available on Amazon and select retail outlets throughout the country. He has been featured in the press countless times and was voted one of Bud Light’s “Real Men of Comedy” by Maxim magazine.
Jer-Dog brings to the stage a powerhouse performance delivering fast paced one-liners and story-telling, while simultaneously incorporating characters, voices, sound effects, and audience interaction. His captivating, blue collar style has mass appeal without being generic or politically correct. Jer-Dog also dives into material about the challenges of transforming from an obnoxious party-animal into a domesticated stay-at-home dad.
Raised in a small town in Iowa, Jer-Dog began his comedy career almost 20 years ago, at the age of 19, by traveling for hours to cities with comedy clubs and karaoke/sports bars facing some of the toughest crowds imaginable. He further developed his showmanship skills during a 10-year tour with “Shenani-Guns” Comedy Wild West Show, performing at Six Flags and state fairs.
Currently based in Chicago, IL, Jer-Dog spends most of his time with his family, writing new material, headlining live events, and interacting with his legions of fans online.