Jodie Maruska is a stand-up comedy veteran with over 20 years of experience performing at clubs, colleges, casinos and events across the country. Formerly a regular in the popular Midwestern stand-up shows “Women out all Night”, she especially loves to perform for events or organizations near her heart such as Twin Cities LGBTQ Pride, One Man Minneapolis, and most recently, the Human Rights Campaign. She is a published writer which includes having been a regular contributor to the “Comic Relief” column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Locally, she’s recently been seen in the Big Fat Comedy Show at Lush and P*ssy Control at the Comedy
“Jason’s show is jaw dropping funny! I’ve never laughed so hard…or been so frightened!” – Louie Anderson, Emmy Award Winning Comedian.
From crashing a red carpet, sneaking onto a movie set, hanging backstage, and raiding a star’s dressing room; Jason has found himself in some of the funniest situations a pop culture fanatic could dream of!
“Fans of Kathy Griffin will find much to enjoy here, as the pair share the ability to make the audience feel as if they’re sitting in on catty gossip over cocktails. “– Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press
As a senior in high school, Jason infamously predicted in his yearbook that he would be famous. Well, that hasn’t happened…yet. But what has happened is a crazy life spent orbiting around the rich and famous for the past twenty years. From working at “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and Clear Channel Radio to living in Las Vegas and working as comedy icon Louie Anderson’s opening act, Jason has brushed elbows with some of the biggest, brightest, and infamous stars of our time. Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Kathy Griffin, Rosie O’Donnell, Simon LeBon (Duran Duran), Jessica Simpson, Dolly Parton, Joan Rivers, Carrie Underwood, Jewel, Criss Angel, Holly Madison, Rich Little, Screech (Screech? Yes, Screech.). Jason has met them all on his quest for fame. Who wants to be nobody when you can be somebody! And Jason is determined on being somebody!