Jason Damm: Writer/ Comedian/ Photo & Video Editor + GFX Designer

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Bio:

Jason Damm is a writer, comedian, Photo & Video Editor + GFX Designer: I am originally from the very small town of Millington, Michigan. I originally moved to Florida back in 2001, then in 2004 I moved back to Michigan, and went to Phoenix, AZ, where I went to school and got my Bachelor's in Film and Video Production. In 2012, I moved back to Florida and started working as a Production Assistant at a local news station, and then about 6 years ago I decided to start doing standup comedy at the Celtic Ray Open Mic in Punta Gorda, FL. I had wanted to do it for many years and finally went up for the first time on January 19th. I figured that I would make it a birthday to myself, because my birthday was the day before, and it was the best birthday present ever. I started doing standup because I love to make people laugh. It brings me great joy to help people have a good time, and help them forget about their day or maybe even their week. It is such a great feeling to have people come up after a show and tell how much laughter and joy that I had brought them, or even that I made laugh so hard that they almost peed their pants. A lot of people that I grew up with have told me that I was the last person that they ever thought would do standup, because I've been such a quiet person. People always tell me that I have a very dry humor, and that I remind them of Mitch Hedburg, Mike Birbiglia, and Steven Wright.

Usually when people find out that I do standup, they will ask me if I am funny, and I always tell them, "No, I don't think that I am funny. it's up to the audience." Anyone can sit there and say that they are funny, but it doesn't make them funny, that's for their audience to decide. Out of all the sounds in the world, laughter is definitely my one to hear, whether it is because by me or someone and/or something else. But it is so much cooler when it is because of me. I really do believe that this is the reason why I was put on this earth, and I hope to do it for many, many more years to come.

My Joke of the Day:

Most common Quarantine Activity:

I watched so much Pornhub, that I am waiting for the sequel. I also helped a friend out by shooting and editing his podcast, "Just Another Masshole", I watched a lot of standup comedy specials and movies on Netflix, and just worked, because I was evidently essential during this whole Corona thing. Other than not doing standup, nothing really changed for me.

Favorite Quarantine show/movie:

I actually did a 30 day trial on Netflix and, like I said, watched a lot of standup specials, but also watched a couple of Quentin Tarantino movies, Adam Sandler movies, and whatever else I felt like watching. I also wrote some new material.

Favorite Instagram accounts:

@That_Damm_Comedian

Favorite quarantine meal & drink:

A slice, and a Mountain Dew. That is my game fuel.

Most Questionable thing you’ve seen or heard recently..

I work at a car dealership as a valet, and we were dead for a couple of weeks, and then the governor put in a Stay At Home Order into affect, and suddenly everyone want to put their life in order for a oil change that they were 2-3 thousand miles away from needing.

First thing you’ll do once isolation is over...

Standup Comedy. Fo Sho.