“Virginia Jones fricking murdered. She destroyed. It was wonderful.” – Jackie Kashian, the Jackie & Laurie Show
Virginia Jones is an LA-based comedian and writer who came up in Portland, OR. She can be seen on Portlandia, CNN’s History of Comedy, and if you stay up late enough, on an Australian tap dance infomercial. She wrote and starred in GOTHIXXX, a webseries about two goths which passes not only the Bechdel test but the Poe test, where two women talk about creepy stuff. Her Youtube page has over 90K views. Virginia tours nationally as a standup, headlining rooms in Kansas City, Santa Cruz, Indianapolis, Cambria, and Idyllwild, and featuring at every casino and Radisson lounge between Portland and Montana. She’s honored to have opened for some of her heroes like Maria Bamford, Eddie Pepitone, and Jackie Kashian. She has performed in prominent comedy festivals like Bridgetown, All Jane, WICF, Chico and Santa Cruz, and placed as a semi-finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. Her first album, Gothic American, got rave reviews and she is working on her second for release in 2020. In Fall 2019, she’s headed to London for two weeks of international shows and showcases.
Virginia Jones is a unique comic voice, by turns ingenious and absurd. She feels like she could be a genius if she could just remember to write stuff down.
She came up in Portland, OR, working Helium and Harvey’s with talents like David Koechner, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Arj Barker before moving to Los Angeles. She is currently on the development track for the Improv family of comedy clubs.
She is proud to appear on Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin’s Comic of the Week list, from the Jackie and Laurie show.
Virginia Jones believes comedy is an artform, just like her kind of liberal, uppity shits.
She can be heard on Itunes, SiriusXM, 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. Check out all of her podcasts here!
“Omigod so good”- Kristen Schaal
“Virginia is a certified KILLER”- Laurie Kilmartin
“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:
“A record so good, I bought it!” – Jackie Kashian
“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
STAND UP RESUME
Outburst Comedy Club, Kansas City (HEADLINER)
DNA’s Comedy Lab, Santa Cruz, CA (HEADLINER)
Crackers Comedy Club, Indianapolis (HEADLINER)
927 Brewery, Cambria, CA (HEADLINER)
Idyllwild Comedy, Idyllwild, CA (HEADLINER)
Winners Casino, Winnemucca (HEADLINER)
Flappers Comedy Club, Burbank (FEATURE)
Helium Comedy Club, Portland, OR (FEATURE)
Seattle Underground, Seattle, WA (FEATURE)
Velveeta Room, Austin, TX
Big Hunt, Washington, DC
Dynasty Typewriter, LA
Improv Comedy Club, LA
Comedy Store, LA
Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Portland
All Jane No Dick, Portland
Bumbershoot Music Festival, Seattle
Palm Springs International Comedy Festival
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
Antelope Valley Comedy Festival
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
CNN- History of Comedy