Performing May 8-13: Jason Andors

 

 

Jason Andors is one of those rare comedians who feels comfortable performing in front of any crowd, whether black, white, Latino, old, young, gay or straight; because of his extremely diverse NYC upbringing, he can adapt to any style of crowd. He’s been called a “comedy chameleon.” Besides performing stand-up on many television shows in the U.S., he’s also appeared on TV in England, Sweden, Holland, and even in Puerto Rico—doing half his act in Spanish there!!!“How many white boys can force the notoriously hard to please audience on Showtime at the Apollo to their feet?” Jason’s mother asks. Only Jason Andors—closing his routine by acting out a pop-locking battle between him and the breakdancers hired for his Bar Mitzvah. Raised a poor Jew (in other words, “middle class”), these are the types of Bar Mitzvahs you have.Being a Jewish kid in New York City when there wasn’t even a police station in Central Park wasn’t easy. Jason would get mugged and chased constantly. So at a young age he had to learn how to survive. This meant one of two things: fight or breakdance. Well, since fighting was out of the question, Jason convinced his good friend Normski of the Rocksteady Crew to teach him how to out-pop his assailants.Jason eventually utilized these skills to hopscotch from eighth grade to LaGuardia High (the “Fame” school), and then smack into the middle of Lincoln Center at the prestigious School of American Ballet (which little girls without the proper turnout can only dream of attending). Unfortunately, while breakdancing at a Bar Mitzvah (as an adult for some extra cash), Jason had a freak accident, forever sabotaging his future as a dancer.These are just a few of the experiences that unravel a man’s psyche and can turn him either into stone or into a stand-up comic. The only logical result of all of this?Jason has appeared on HBO’s Bad Boys of Comedy, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Showtime’s White Boyz in the Hood (which he also associate-produced), Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed (two times!), Showtime at the Apollo (a guest artist), BET’s Comic View (four times!), Gotham Comedy Live (two times!), SITV Latino 101, Raymann is Laat (Holland); has performed for the military in Italy, Germany, and many U.S. bases; recently did a five city tour in England where the crowds voted him as the funniest comic on the tour, and he was one of the first four comics from the U.S. invited to perform in the Stockholm Comedy Festival that was aired on Sweden’s Comedy Central.Jason also developed, produced, co-wrote, and did two of the lead voices for an animated pilot called Urbania, which was created by artist Justin Bua for Comedy Central. He is presently pitching a TV pilot that he wrote with King of the Hill and Simpsons producer Joe Boucher, and is about to start doing a podcast with celebrity artist Justin Bua. “It’s rare in this age of comedy to walk out of a nightclub and feel like you’ve watched a show. You feel that when you watch Jason Andors perform.”—Backstage



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