A native of Iowa, Jake Johannsen spent three years at Iowa State University dabbling in veterinarian science and chemical engineering before moving to San Francisco and trying his hand at comedy. Jake sought to make his comedic mark on the city at a time when San Francisco was fostering the likes of young talents such as Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Carvey. Jake made his own comedy debut during an open mike night at San Francisco’s Cobbs Comedy Club. Four years later, in 1986, he won the 11th Annual San Francisco Stand-Up Comedian Competition.
A self-confessed raconteur of weird stories, it’s no wonder that Jake is one of David Letterman’s favorite comics. With over thirty five Letterman appearances under his belt (not to mention a handful of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Politically Incorrect gigs) Jake is no stranger to late night television. His late night appearances gave Jake the exposure he needed to land his very own HBO comedy special, This’ll Take About An Hour. Jake received incredible reviews, strong ratings, and a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best Writing in an Entertainment Special. People Magazine rated the special as one of the “ten best television shows of the year,” and TV Guide named it one of the “50 Funniest Moments of TV.”
Jake is also making his mark on the feature world. Jake appeared on the big screen next to Bruce Willis in the Alan Rudolph film Breakfast of Champions. Jake first worked with Rudolph on the film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, in which he co-starred in a cast that included Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Campbell Scott.
Jake’s bizarre take on life and his uniquely intelligent style have made him a regular at comedy clubs all over the country and a former host of Comedy Central’s Two Drink Minimum. Jake has had numerous television appearances as well as his own Comedy Central ½ hour special. His latest Comedy Special entitled “i Love You” is currently airing on Showtime.
Sherry Davey is the ultimate bi-coastal lady. She was born in the United States but raised in England. For years her family went back and forth between the two countries, but her parents always made sure she saw American dentists regularly.
Living on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, never quite fitting in on either coast, gives Sherry the impetus for her quick-witted, acid-tongued approach to life. Sherry was influenced mostly by her grandfather, Maxwell Lapham, who was a stand up comic and night club performer in London during the 1940’s and 50’s.
Sherry was seen most recently on Nick At Nite's SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S FUNNIEST MOM II the series. She has regularly appeared on Comedy Central’s TOUGH CROWD WITH COLIN QUINN and PREMIUM BLEND.
She plays colleges, casinos and comedy clubs all around the country and has been honored as one of the Hollywood Reporter’s “Magificent Seven.” She was recently named one of the "Top 10 comedians in NYC" by the Improper Magazine. She appears regularly in NYC at: The Comic Strip; The New New York Improv; The New York Comedy Club; Carolines. She has her own blog entitled FUNNY MOM at NBC's Momtourage.com :
Her most recent television appearances include True TV and NBC’s THE TODAY SHOW. Sherry is a founding member of the touring theatrical comedy MAMA’S NIGHT OUT (www.mamasnightout.com)
Sherry is also known for her many dialects and characters, from American Valley Girl to impressions of her Hungarian father which has been recognized and honored for their versatility and hilarity.
Sherry is a working mom and wife and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.