Press Kit

  Virginia Jones is a unique comic voice, by turns ingenious and absurd, but always thought-provoking.  She feels like she could be a genius if she could just remember to write stuff down.

You may have seen her on Portlandia, CNN’s History of Comedy, and if you stay up late enough, in an Australian tap dance infomercial.

She paid her dues in Portland, OR, working Helium and Harvey’s with talents like David Koechner, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Arj Barker before moving to Los Angeles and appearing on hot shows like Hot Tub, Put Your Hands Together, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, and dozens of Improv showcases.  She has made semi-finals in the Seattle International and San Franciso International Comedy Competitions.

She is proud to appear on Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin’s list of favorite comedians, a.k.a. the Comic of the Week from the Jackie and Laurie show.

Her album, Gothic American, was on WhoHaHa’s list best female comic albums of the year. “So good!” has been yelled about her by both Kristen Schaal and Maria Bamford, and Pete Holmes of HBO’s Crashing “Really enjoyed” her. Youtube superstar Chris Fleming also loves appearing with her.

Virginia has toured nationally, headlining clubs in Kansas City and Indianapolis, and featuring at every casino and Radisson lounge between Portland and Montana.

Along with all these amazing accomplishments, she recently saved Maria Bamford’s  dog, Jackie Onassis, from choking on a chicken bone.

Virginia Jones believes comedy is an artform, just like her kind of liberal, uppity shits.

She can be heard on Itunes, Pandora, Spotify, and Audible.

She has been proud to appear on such podcasts at the LEGENDARY Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Nobody Listens To Paula Poundstone, and Jackie Kashian’s long-running masterclass in Dorkdom, the Dork Forest.

“Omigod so good”- Kristen Schaal

“The one person on the bill that everyone always talks about is Virginia Jones.”- Dwight Slade

“Yay so good!” – Maria Bamford

“Really funny, really good stuff”- David Koechner

“You’re really funny”- Arj Barker

“You’re getting hard to follow.  I hate you.”- Tim Harmston

“Virginia is the smart-ass with the heart of gold- she’s the best of the best and wickedly funny always”-Robert Buscemi

Her album, GOTHIC AMERICAN, was included on Best of 2016 lists by WhoHaHa and the Portland Mercury!

Top Album Reviews for Gothic American:

*****

“Artful comedy with soul- Virginia knows who she is.  Her comedy is exactly what good art should be, the sum total of the artists’ experience, soaked in impactful emotions and presented with a cohesive voice honed from years of focus and dedication to the form.  Virginia’s fans know, and now you can learn just how smart, funny and willing to poke fun at herself this jewel of the comedy scene is.  Even her dick jokes are original!  Do you know how hard that is?  Buy this album!”

“Virginia Jones is masterful at crafting smart jokes about relatable topics in the most unpredictable ways- everything from tattoos to body image to dating- she’ll make you think and question the status quo while letting out a guttural laugh.  Definitely buy this album if you’re looking for something unique, biting and hilarious.”

“This album walks a sharp but subtle line.  I appreciate it when stand-up can still surprise me.”

PANDORA: “Virginia Jones’ comedy features humorously dim-witted logic, a sarcastic, self-deprecating delivery, jokes about animals and personal relationships.”

Commercial Agent: Sarah Angeli, Commercial Talent

Manager: Jacob Gallagher, E85 Theatrical

Instagram: http://instagram.com/badinia/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/badiniadones

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/virginiajonescomedy/

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCddOoFwTr2W8B68i-M3jkA

STAND UP COMEDY

Appearances include:

Outburst Comedy Club, Kansas City (HEADLINER)

Crackers Comedy Club, Indianapolis (FEATURE)

Helium Comedy Club, Portland, OR (FEATURE)

Seattle Underground, Seattle, WA (FEATURE)

Velveeta Room, Austin, TX

Big Hunt, Washington, DC

Festivals:

Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Portland

All Jane No Dick, Portland

Bumbershoot Music Festival, Seattle

Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

Ladies Are Funny Fest, Austin

Women In Comedy Festival, Boston

Vegan Comedy Festival with Myq Kaplan

Chico Comedy Festival

Funny Women Festival, LA

Burbank Comedy Festival

Ventura Comedy Festival

Contests:

39th San Francisco International Comedy Competition- Semi-Finalist

31st Seattle International Comedy Competition- Semi-Finalist

Portland Comedy Competition – 1st Runner-Up

Westside Comedy Showdown- Finalist

TELEVISION

Portlandia-Featured

CNN- History of Comedy


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