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Jenna Kim Jones

With all the politically charged, foul-mouthed, irreverent, observational news humor you find on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart every week, the notion that a clean Mormon stand-up comedian is currently working on staff helping with the scripts every night is a little mind-boggling. But that’s where you’ll find Utah native Jenna Kim Jones, hammering out the final copies before air (except during the show’s random vacation weeks that make no sense), as well as adding content to the show’s Twitter account for the millions of fans who can’t get enough witty satire laced with dick jokes..

An NYU grad who switched from performing arts to television and producing, Jones worked for several television shows before interning at The Daily Show in 2008 and was quickly picked up by the show after receiving her degree. Her time behind the scenes interacting with the incredibly talented pool of writers and correspondents such as Aasif Mandvi and Samantha Bee forced her to scratch her old performing itch from high school and college. Jones thrust herself into the New York City comedy-club circuit to perform her own brand of clean comedy to some of the hardest audiences in the country..

While Jones’ humor may be on the cleaner, more “PG-rated” side of the spectrum, it doesn’t stop her from taking shots at the ridiculous nature of pop-culture obsessions and bizarre celebrity encounters. Jones is one of the few comedians who can lay claim to having an all-ages set—something that’s sure to help bring a sell-out crowd when she returns home for her two-night takeover at Trolley. (Gavin Sheehan).

Jenna Kim Jones @ Wiseguys Comedy Café, 505 S. 600 East, Trolley Square, 801-532-5233, July 8-9, 7:30 & 10 p.m., $10. WiseguysComedy.com


Date: Jul 8, 2011
Time: 7 &
Phone: 801-532-5233
Address: 650 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, 84102
Where: Wiseguys Trolley Square
 
 
 
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