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If you’d rather just see a one-sheet about the comedy of Virginia Jones, it’s here!


“Virginia Jones fricking murdered. She destroyed. It was wonderful.” – Jackie Kashian


Virginia Jones is a talented standup who has been on Portlandia, CNN’s History of Comedy, and an Australian tap dance infomercial. Virginia has over 20K followers on TikTok, whom she loves more than her family. Most recently, she has opened for Maria Bamford at the newly renovated Pasadena Ice House, performed for sold out shows at the 20th San Francisco Sketchfest, and she also had a vegan ice cream sandwich she really liked, with chocolate chip cookies. 

She has opened for some of her heroes like Jackie Kashian, Laurie Kilmartin, and Eddie Pepitone, and not just the thing where she happens to appear before them on a showcase, but like, they asked her to open a show for them and then she did it and was amazing and then they said good job and she said thank you and then they usually go eat something.  

She’s also a talented podcaster, hosting the popular show “My Sister’s A Therapist” with her sister, LMFT therapist Laura Ryan.


Virginia Jones has been on more comedy festivals than you’ve had hot dinners, like the San Francisco Sketchfest, Altercation Comedy in Austin, Bridgetown, All Jane, WICF, Chico and Santa Cruz festivals, and was a semi-finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. She’s saving all her laminates and one day she’ll roof a house with them.


Her first album, Gothic American, got great reviews, and she is working on her second. She is on the development track for the Improv family of clubs.

Virginia was pleased to appear as a featured performer on the incredible HA HA HARVEST comedy festival in Portland in 2023!

She’s a featured performer on the incredible LA WOMAN cabaret series, produced by Nina Storm.

Comedy by Virginia Jones streams on Itunes, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify, Rooftop Comedy, and Audible.

She has been twice nominated as Barfly Magazine’s Comedian of the Year!


Virginia has appeared on such podcasts at the LEGENDARY Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Nobody Listens To Paula Poundstone, Call Me Curious, and Jackie Kashian’s long-running masterclass in Dorkdom, the Dork Forest. Check out all of her podcasts here!

Virginia proudly appears on Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin’s prestigious Comic of the Week list.

As Flattered By

“Omigod so good”- Kristen Schaal

“I miss you and your brilliance”- Lizz Winstead

“Virginia is a certified KILLER”- Laurie Kilmartin

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

“Virginia is hilarious!” – Maria Bamford

“Really funny, really good stuff”- David Koechner

“You’re really funny”- Arj Barker

“Oh, I don’t think she’s a GENIUS- who told you that? Did she tell you that?” – My mother

“She has timing, and that can’t be taught”- Ron Bennington, The Bennington Show

“The best 45 minutes my house arrested team has had on a google meet. Virginia, you are hilarious! My stomach is in pain from laughing.” – Paragon Customer Review

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

“Virginia Jones is a cat of a different breed…and I’m here for it. Combining very relatable yet original humor, she brings the audience into her funny world. Professional, hilarious with impeccable comedic timing. The audience loved her!”- Koly McBride, Paper Wing Theatre

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

“She’s a master of the deadpan misdirect.”- John Eiler

Virginia is both hilarious and personable. Felt like we have a long-time friend in the room to have a laugh with. Sharp, insightful humor, and a personality that lasts for days. Highly recommend breaking up the remote team mindset with her!— Paragon Customer Review

“Virginia Jones is both the best and worst thing: a woman with an opinion.”- Outburst KC

We fell into Virginia’s hilarious spell immediately. Recommend her to anyone!“– Paragon Customer Review


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.”

“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.” Did you know that Pandora’s album reviews are written by a bot? This is very funny to me. I don’t know if it’s funny to other people.

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Appearances include:

Paper Wing Theatre, Monterey, CA (HEADLINER)

Outburst Comedy Club, Kansas City (HEADLINER)

DNA’s Comedy Lab, Santa Cruz, CA (HEADLINER)

Crackers Comedy Club, Indianapolis (FEATURE)

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

Meltdown, LA

Hot Tub, The Virgil, LA


San Francisco Sketchfest

Ha Ha Harvest, Portland (Headliner)

Altercation Comedy Festival, Austin, TX

Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Portland

All Jane, Portland

Bumbershoot Music Festival, Seattle

Palm Springs International Comedy Festival, Palm Springs, CA (Headliner)

Santa Cruz Comedy Festival, Santa Cruz, CA (Headliner)

Ladies Are Funny Fest, Austin

Women In Comedy Festival, Boston

Vegan Comedy Festival with Myq Kaplan, Santa Cruz, CA (Headliner)

Chico Comedy Festival, Chico, Ca (Headliner)

Funny Women Festival, LA

Burbank Comedy Festival, Burbank

Ventura Comedy Festival, Ventura

Antelope Valley Comedy Festival, Lancaster, CA

Big Pine Comedy Festival, Flagstaff, AZ

Pacific Northwest Women’s Comedy Festival, Eugene, OR


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

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