Comedian Jake Johannsen Makes with the Yuk Yuks!

Jake Johannsen

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With a subtle and intelligent comedic style, Jake Johannsen is
quickly becoming one of the most respected comedians for his ability to give
the most common element new meaning. Not many comedians will devote six minutes
to a single subject, especially one as seemingly mundane as a toaster or as
strange as his conviction that extraterrestrials are working among us.

Jake was nominated as "Best Male Stand-Up Comedian" for
the 1994 American Comedy Awards. His bizarre take on life has prompted critics
to observe that he "conjures up some of the strangest imagery this side of
Gary Larsen's comic strip, "The Far Side."

He starred in his own HBO Comedy Special titled "This'll Take
About an Hour," which premiered to rave reviews. People Magazine's 1992
year end issue listed "This'll Take About An Hour" as one of the Ten
Best Television Shows, putting Jake in the same company as "The Tonight
Show." Jake also received an Ace Award nomination for best writing in an