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Jeff "The Fun Dude" 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 30 years, Jeff has performed nearly 9,000 shows across North America and the Caribbean, including a two-week residency at the former Fitzgeralds Casino in downtown Las Vegas. In 2009, Jeff helped launch the Punchliner Comedy Club chain for Carnival Cruise Line and was the club manager and house MC on the Carnival Dream until 2017. He has since retired from his shiboard position and joined the Carnival roster as a guest entertainer for the very comedy chain he helped create. Portions of his four different 30-minute shows offer the unique comedic worldview of a former crew member and provide a rare inside glimpse into ship life.

His hilarious first book, The Fun Dude's Guide to Cruising: A Humorous Handbook for Taking Your First Cruise and Living to Complain About Itis available now as a paperback and Kindle e-book on Amazon.

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

Charlie Goodnights, Raleigh

Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, Detroit

The Holly Hotel, Holly, MI

Catch a Rising Star, Princeton

The Laugh Factory, Memphis

Crackers, Indianapolis

Sidesplitters, Tampa

McCurdy's, Sarasota

Comedywood, Toronto

The Loony Bin Chain

The Funny Bone Chain

The Comedy Zone Chain

The Comedy House Chain

The Punchline Chain (Southeast)

The Bonkerz 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 - 2013

Ships & Giggles - 2014

Walk the Plank! - 2015

You Can Call Me His Fun Dudeness - 2018 

BOOK

The Fun Dude's Guide to Cruising - 2016