Jimmy Shubert delivers ‘tough love’ with side-splitting skill. He is every bit as satisfying as Lewis Black at his best.
-- San Antonio Express News
Whether it’s stealing scenes in major motion pictures or blowing the roof off any comedy club from Hawaii to Halifax, Jimmy Shubert is stand-up comedy’s next breakout star.
His full contact comedy has led him to headlining The Improv and Comedy Store in Hollywood, as well as the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas in December , 2011, to his own stand-up special on Comedy Central, with five years on “King of Queens” and several appearances on “Entourage” for good measure.
A veteran of stage and screen, Jimmy is one of the rare triple threats in today’s comedy scene. “I like to entertain people in any form under any circumstances,” he says. “Whether it’s in a sold-out three thousand seat theater, or in the middle of a war zone in Afghanistan, “my mission is to make ‘em laugh as hard as I can.”
He has produced three albums of his material and his own concert performance DVD, which showcase his “hilarious” take on the world at large.
“I am a pragmatist,” he says in his Philly rasp that’s as authentic as a Philly cheese steak, “I think people are fed up with all the horse shit!! We are subjected to on a daily basis. The virtual assault on our senses from every angle, a barrage of Bullshit on a constant feed from the 24 hour news cycle and don’t get me stated about the lunatics in Washington, D.C. “I will run through your bubble garden with a pin, and make no apologies!! From the audience’s reaction…. they appreciate the candor.”
His crowning achievement was his hour-long stand-up comedy special “Alive N’ Kickin’” – soon to be seen on a premium cable network in 2012. It made Top Ten Best Stand Up comedy DVD’s for 2010 by punchlinemagazine.com, the leading comedy web site in the industry.
“Alive N’ Kickin’” was Shubert’s brainchild from start to finish. “I did everything but hang the lights,” Jimmy says. “Oh, wait, I did that, too.” It is a theatrical presentation of his stand-up persona of a working man’s man. Jimmy combines the outlook of a modern-day Archie Bunker with an utterly real world sensibility to create signature bits on Starbucks, airport security, the dumbing down of America and relationships.
But Jimmy’s work is not confined to comedy. He has aced several dramatic parts as well. He’s played everything from a prison guard in a hostage crisis to a murder victim on “Monk,” He’s worked with such marquee names as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Katie Holmes, Robin Williams. He says: “One of the great things about working in movies is I get a chance to work with A-list filmmakers.” It is another medium that allows you to be creative in a whole other way.
He recently completed work on two short films entitled “Wedding Jimmy” & “Uncle Melvin’s Apartment” which just won best screenplay at the Hoboken Film Festival June 2011, it is currently making it’s rounds on the festival circuit, as well as, a feature entitled “Cut Off” starring Faye Dunaway and Malcolm McDowell.
On the small screen, He recently did a guest star on CBS freshmen comedy “2 Broke Girls”, He plays Betty Whites neighbor in a new NBC show called “ Off Their Rockers” and also Bobby Dicey”-“World’s Greatest Daredevil” on Disney’s #1 show Zeke and Luther, he’s made three appearances on HBO’s hit comedy “Entourage” after five years in a recurring role on CBS’s “King of Queens.” He has also made appearances on such shows as “Heist,” “The Loop,” “ER,” “Reno 911,” “Rude Awakenings,” “Angel,” “Lucky,” “New Car Smell,” “Sonny with a chance”,” “Just Shoot Me” and “Youth In Revolt.”
In September 2007, Jimmy recorded his first half-hour special for Comedy Central at the Hudson Theater in New York City, which received rave reviews and a standing ovation from the discerning New York audience and the Comedy Central Presents plays in heavy rotation on the Network. In Addition, He has released two break out comedy albums, “Animal Instincts” and “Pandemonium,” produced by Grammy-winning producer Dan Schlissel, which have both sold incredibly well. He has performed all over the United States, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, The Bahamas, Korea and in 2007, he along with Drew Carey, performed for the troops in the Middle East and Afghanistan as part of the “America Supports You” program for the Defense Department and Armed Forces Entertainment.
Growing up as the son of a Philadelphia Detective wasn’t easy for Jimmy. He says, “ It was like living with Lieutenant Colombo.” Jimmy and his band of six brothers were always getting into trouble. Jimmy was the middle child; so most of his childhood days were spent wearing bloodstained hand-me downs from his older brothers. He attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, majoring in Drama. It was from those experiences in acting class that Jimmy knew he wanted to be an entertainer. Always the class clown and performer, Jimmy performed magic tricks for his friends and family at nine years of age. By the age of 15, he had become an accomplished professional magician. He later channeled that energy into stand-up comedy.
Jimmy started performing out of high school in comedy clubs around the Philly area. He later moved to Los Angeles and started working at the Comedy Store, performing and writing material for acts like Yakov Smirnoff, Jimmy Walker, and Andrew “Dice” Clay. It was the Comedy Store where he later met Sam Kinison and they became friends. Kinison liked Shubert’s chutzpah and included him as one of the original “Outlaws of Comedy” which he toured with for five years, playing major casinos in Las Vegas and other venues like the Universal Amphitheater in front of audiences as large as 6,500 people. After a well recognized performance at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, he was spotted by the late Brandon Tartikoff who signed Jimmy to a holding deal to develop a pilot sitcom for him to star in at 20th Century Fox.
Jimmy’s comedy routine is usually performed with an observational point of view, in comedic short-story form, and typically focuses on poking fun at pop culture. As AllMusic.com put it, “His confidence and lucid delivery enhances his humor, making even his most perverse moments hilarious.”
Nominated for this year’s prestigious Hollywood Fringe Festival Award for ‘Best Comedy Show’ and winner of the ‘MO Achievement of Excellence Award in Live Comedy’, Jackie Loeb has maintained her reputation as one of today’s most hilarious and multi talented Stand-Up Comedians while simultaneously distinguishing herself as Actor, Vocalist, Musician, Voice Over Artist and Writer.
Jackie Loeb was an International Finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and has wowed audiences at Comedy Festivals across Australia and around the world including numerous solo comedy shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Sydney Comedy Festival, The TV1 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Hollywood Fringe Festival and The Vodacom International Comedy Festival in South Africa where Jackie was labeled “The pick of the crop”. Jackie was also invited to perform in Just For The Pitching, a section of the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where five participants get to pitch their idea for a television series to the executive producers of all the major networks from the US and UK. As only the second Australian ever to be given this opportunity, this was a great accolade.
Jackie Loeb has performed at numerous Comedy Galas appearing on the same bill as Flight of the Conchords, Arj Barker, Tony Woods, Eddie Ifft, Gina Yashere, Maria Bamford and Weird Al Yankovic.
Jackie Loeb has headlined at Comedy Clubs across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, South Africa and The UK. Jackie has also performed at Comedy Clubs in New York and Los Angeles and recently received a standing ovation when she headlined at the Comedy Palace in San Diego. Jackie recently appeared on a taping for Comedy Time, filmed at the Icehouse in Pasadena and performed a season of Improvised comedy at the renowned V Theatre at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.
Jackie has appeared on The World Stands Up for Paramount TV (UK), which features the best comedians from around the world and all three series of Stand Up Australia for The Comedy Channel.
Jackie’s unique brand of comedy is a mix of stand – up and musical comedy all the while being topical, thought provoking and most importantly hilarious. Jackie utilizes her amazing vocal and mimicry skills to parody everyone from Whitney Houston, to contemporary superstars like Lady Gaga. This element led Jackie to win the prestigious Sorlies Cabaret Award, as well becoming a Series Regular and Writer on the award winning Television Series ‘Full Frontal’, which is Australia’s answer to Saturday Night Live.
Jackie Loeb is a respected Comedian and MC for Corporate Functions, Events and the College circuit. Jackie has performed for IBM, The NSW Police Force, Finite Recruitment, BHP, Multiplex, Westfield, The Sydney Lord Mayor, Weight Watchers, Kids Help Line and Comedy For Cancer. In addition to her highly successful comedy career both in Australia and abroad, Jackie is a regular guest on Television and Radio and was the resident female Voice - Over Talent at The Comedy Channel for 3 years.
Jackie is a sought after panelist whenever a comical point of view is required. Jackie’s guest appearances include MTV, Spicks and Specks, The Today Show, Beauty and the Beast, Cheese TV, The Midday Show, The Comedy Channel, E News and most recently was a finalist on ‘Joker Poker’.
An accomplished vocalist, musician and cabaret performer, Jackie recently released her second CD recording ‘ I Really am Lovely’. And according to all reports, not only is Jackie lovely, but very funny too!
“COMPLETELY IN YOUR FACE FUNNY” – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
“DEFINITELY THE PICK OF THE CROP WAS JACKIE LOEB FROM AUSTRALIA.” - THE CAPE TIMES (SOUTH AFRICA)
“LOEB’S IMPERSONATIONS OF EVERYONE FROM TRACY CHAPMAN TO MACY GRAY ARE MINI-MASTERPIECES.” - THE LIST, UK
“ONE OF THE TOP FIVE COMICS” – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
“GOBSMACKINGLY EXCELLENT” – SYDNEY STAR OBSERVER
“A SKILLED CHAMELEON AND SIREN…PURE GENIUS” – COMEDIVA.COM
“JACKIE LOEB GOES ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE, HER INVENTIVE COMIC MIND PURRING LIKE A WELL-TUNED ENGINE.” - THE MELBOURNE AGE
“JACKIE DID A GREAT JOB IN CATERING FOR SUCH A DIVERSE GROUP AND HER PERSONALISING HER ACT MADE IT THAT MUCH BETTER.”
- INTERNATIONAL SOCCER ASSOCIATION
“JACKIE WAS BRILLIANT. SHE REALLY MADE THE NIGHT.” - AMP CAPITAL PTY LTD
“JACKIE LOEB WAS SENSATIONAL! THE CROWD LOVED HER! I CAN’T RAVE ENOUGH ABOUT HER”.
- KIDS HELP LINE
“OUTSTANDING” - THE NSW POLICE FORCE
"LOEB IS A GIFTED PHYSICAL PERFORMER WHO TAKES CHARGE OF THE ROOM THROUGH EXPERT USE OF HER TERRIFIC BODY AND GORGEOUS VOICE."
- THE MELBOURNE AGE
“SYDNEY COMEDIENNE AND SINGER JACKIE LOEB IS BRILLIANT…LOEB USES HER HUGE VOCAL RANGE, GUITAR, KEYBOARD AND CLEVER LYRICS TO CREATE SHARP, WITTY PARODIES.” – B NEWS
“AUSTRALIAN COMEDIAN JACKIE LOEB HAD
THE CROWD IN LAUGHTER INDUCED AGONY.
SHE PLAYS GUITAR AS GOOD AS ANY ROCK
STAR AND HAS THE BEST VOCAL CHOPS I
HAVE HEARD FROM A COMIC IN A LONG
TIME. ONE UTTERLY FUNNY LADY!”
- TIME OUT (NEW YORK)