Feature Act: Nick Hoff
MC: Cory Michaelis
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.
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.
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.
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.”