Welcome to AlaskaComedy.com’s new and improved website. My name is Jerry Evans, and over the past 20 years I’ve had the opportunity to work with and meet some of the best, most respected comedians of our time. Take a look in our “Green Room” and you’ll see what I mean. Thanks for checking us out and please take a look around, and lemme know what you think. I’ll be updating frequently.
Guest Instructor/Headliner It’s Seinfeld’s Kenny Bania Steve Hytner!Steve Hytner has made an indelible impression on both the large and small screens. Combined with headlining comedy clubs nationally, and his many corporate shows, Steve is one of america’s best stand ups and most recognized character actors.Steve received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Kenny Bania on the long running hit “Seinfeld”. His other works include “Modern Family”, “Hung”, “Mike and Molly”, “Two and a Half Men”, “Curb your Enthusiasm”, “CSI”, “CSI New York”, “Boston Legal”, “Friends”, “Roswell”, “King of Queens” and many, more.He started his feature career in the film “Ski Patrol” and went on to co-star in such films as “In the Line of Fire” with Clint Eastwood, “Forces of Nature” with Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock, “The Marrying Man” with Alec Baldwin, “Eurotrip”, “Love Stinks”, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”, “The Haunted Mansion”, “The Prophecy” trilogy of films, to name a few.WednesdayJan 25thUAF Pub8pm ThursdayJan 26thKodiak Jacks8pmFridayJan 27thThe Blue Loon8pmSaturdayJan 28thThe Blue Loon8pmTickets $20 in advance Available at Gulliver’s BooksTickets and reserved tables at TheBlueLoon.com
The 2017 Funny Festival kicks off with the Workshops and Performances from January 23-28. We will only take a max of 16 participants this year. If you would like to learn the art of Stand-up Comedy and perform in front of a sold-out enthusiastic crowd, just click on the Funny Fest link above.
Fairbanks Funny Fest and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company bring you an evening of laughs at the Celebrity Comedy Roast of Gary Wilken to support United Way of the Tanana Valley! Laugh the night away as a panel of local celebrities roast the Gary. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a dessert auction and plenty of fun! With Hosts Jerry Evans & Glenner Anderson.
Funny Fest Finale with Jimmy Pardo!A seasoned veteran of comedy clubs and late night television, Jimmy Pardo has appeared on such shows as “The Tonight Show”, "Conan", "The Late Late Show" and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Utilizing his trademark crowd work skills, Jimmy spent the last 6 years as Conan O'Brien's opening act at "Conan" tapings. Jimmy has also appeared on "Conan" as a panel guest, a field correspondent and recently filled in as co-host. He also conducts the unconventional celebrity backstage interviews for Teamcoco.com's "The Pardo Patrol."In 2006, Jimmy Pardo became a podcasting pioneer when he began hosting the raucous-but-smart weekly podcast "Never Not Funny", which Entertainment Weekly called "one of the sharpest and gut-bustingest shows on the Internet." The show has been named a top comedy podcast by The AV Club, Esquire, GQ and USA Today, and its guest list (Conan O’Brien, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Tom Bergeron, Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman, just to name a few) reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood. Never Not Funny also hosts the annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser, a 12-hour marathon webcast to benefit Smile Train. To date, the Pardcast-a-Thons have raised over half a million dollars for the charity.Over the years Jimmy has also been seen on such shows as "Comedy Bang Bang", "@Midnight", "Maron" and "Monk". He hosted “National Lampoon's Funny Money" for Game Show Network, four seasons of AMC's "Movies at Our House," and episodes of NBC's "Late Friday", VH1's "The Surreal Life" and "The Playboy Morning Show". Most recently he was the host of the critically acclaimed Science Channel show “Race To Escape”.Jimmy has recorded three comedy albums: "Uno," "Pompous Clown" and 2013's "Sprezzatura," which Entertainment Weekly named one of the 5 Best Stand-Up Albums of the yearSaturdayFeb 4thThe Blue Loon7 & 9:30pmTickets $20 in advance Available at Gulliver’s BooksTickets and reserved tables at TheBlueLoon.com