Jon Wilkins is a Denver-based Stand Up Comedian with an interesting view on life. His experiences trying to get ahead and enduring struggles at every turn have proven that he is the classic comedic character. Jon's stories and short form jokes help people see the world through the eyes of a white male in his divorties, and his one-liners are full of double entendres.
Jon is the founder and emcee of the Highlands Comedy Room. A different lineup of Comedians performs to a sold out crowd each week giving me the opportunity to work with talent from around the nation. His voice is deep and inviting and he is often told he looks like 20 different famous people that don't look like each other.
Jon Wilkins is a regular guy in his Divorties with regular problems. He is not a role model for anyone and has no idea what the hell he is doing outside of pursuing a Comedy career. His dream of eating sushi and telling jokes is a reality every Thursday at the very successful Highlands Comedy Show, the best sushi comedy combination in the world.
Jon is the host and emcee of the Highlands Comedy Show and the Final FridayFunnies at Illegal Pete’s in South Denver. For the past few years Jon has been honing in on his hosting skills while accumulating material for up to a 30 minute set from PG to R Rated Material.
You can see Jon all around the Denver area at open mics where he practices his material new and old. He is constantly writing to stay fresh and and there are several open mics you can find him working on his craft.
Jon has had the pleasure to compete in the Comedy Works New Faces contest and also performs at both the downtown and urban suburban club in Greenwood Village, CO. You can see him performing all around Denver and the Front Range with guest sets at Loonies Comedy Corner, Wits End Comedy Club (R.I.P), and The Down Under Comedy Club (R.I.P.). Jon has told his silly jokes in Baltimore, MD, his home town, a good place to be from as well as a source for good material.
Jon welcomes the chance to get on stage any time because comedy makes his life more balanced. Many people complain and critique, and voice opinions and it is much better to entertain a crowd than annoy your fiends or loved ones with your self therapy. Jon is most satisfied when on a microphone wrangling together and audience to laugh at the comedy all arounds us.
Other Notable Facts:
on has had many different jobs but none as satisfying as being a Comedian. The first job as a kid was for his father, a Buick Dealer in Baltimore and a very conservative fellow. Jon is actually a lot like his father and the main reason he never became a car salesman. He also worked a bit of retail and eventually became a marketing professional after graduating from the University of Maryland in the mid 90’s.
Becoming a comedian was always a dream and did not become a reality until his divorce, often a cattiest to a comedy career. Becoming a father of two, losing a wife to disagreements, and a fairly unsuccessful career world will help anyone accumulate material and it’s a comics job to use experience to make others laugh. Jon has gone through the standard ringer to create what is now a flourishing comedy career.