About Jason Russell
Born to a white mother and a black father, Jason had to learn how to be
funny or fight! Like most comedians, finding a way to be silly in class was a
way to get attention from classmates and teachers! Some teachers were
amused others had no sense of humor.
Every Saturday night, Jason's family would have a family party with chips,
candy bars and watch SCTV and SNL. Watching the different characters
on TV, Jason would try to imitate them, that is when he started creating
voices and doing little skits for family and friends!
Watching Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor, Jason could recite their lines
throughout the whole show. He says, "I remember watching Jim Carey on
“Evening at The Improv” and thinking how cool he was and saying to
myself how I would love to be a comedian."
Jason's first real taste of the stage was in high school where he was picked
to host a school talent show. Jason even asked some of the teachers if he
could do an impression of them on stage.........they said NO!! But, having
hosted the entire talent show he felt so comfortable on stage he began to
think, "Maybe I could do stand-up."
Jason's comedy style is silly, full of different characters, and unforgettable
facial expressions. His strong personality and explosive energy lets
audiences know right from the start that this is going to be a ride! Jason
never uses dirty language.
His show is a cross between Richard Pryor, Jim Carey and his high school
Gym teacher Mr. Clacus!!
Jason can be seen in a documentary movie called "Crossing The Lines"
"I have always had a need to make people laugh, now that I get to do it for
a living, I never take it for granted."