Bio

JEFF THE FUN DUDE

Jeff Shaw - Comic / Writer / Comedy Club Manager

Jeff "the Fun Dude" Shaw is a stand-up comic. His writing is marked both by idealism and humanity. His stimulating satire is often infused with a singular poetic beauty. More important, he looks like Rod Stewart.

Over the past 29 years, JTFD has performed nearly 9,000 shows across North America and the Caribbean. Jeff helped launch the "Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez" chain for Carnival Cruise Lines and was the club manager and house MC on the Carnival Dream from 2009 to 2017. His new book, The Fun Dude's Guide to Cruising: A Humorous Handbook for Taking Your First Cruise and Living to Complain About It, is available now on Amazon.com.

In the 1990s, Jeff wrote popular comedic essays and feature stories for Cleveland's Scene Magazine, Buffalo's Art Voice, and the online comedy publication SHECKY! Magazine. Jeff is also a former staff writer for Cleveland's American Greetings Corporation, responsible for hundreds of funny greeting cards and novelty items for the company's Alternative Cards Department.

COMEDY CLUBS (SEE TOURING HISTORY)

Hilarities 4th Street Comedy Theater

The Cleveland Improv

The Miami Improv

Zanies, Nashville

Catch a Rising Star, Princeton

The Funny Bone Chain

The Comedy Zone Chain

The Comedy House Chain

The Punchline Chain

Funny Business Agency

Summit Comedy Agency

Comedy Productions (Ken Muller) Agency

TV APPEARANCES

"Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson"

"Showtime's Comedy Club Network"

"A & E's Comedy on the Road"

Comedy Central's "Stand-up Stand-up"

"Comedy at Club 54"

 

COMEDY ALBUMS

Jeffio - 1995

Funnier than You (Pittsburgh Funny Bone Compilation) - 2002

Living the Dream - 2015

Ships & Giggles - 2016

Walk the Plank! - 2016

BOOK

The Fun Dude's Guide to Cruising - 2016