“I was a funny kid, but not a fan of stand-up comedy,” says comedian Jessica Kirson. “I was a big fan of Saturday Night Live, as well as Carol Burnett. But I was just never exposed to stand-up.”
It was at the behest of her grandmother that she finally tried stand-up.
These days, besides being onstage, she’s a frequent contributor to the Howard Stern Show where she not only writes with the host’s crack staff but calls in as various characters.
Over the years her style has developed into quite an eclectic presentation. “I still incorporate a lot of characters into my show,” she says. “My style is basically a mix of things. I tell jokes, I talk to myself with my back to the audience, I do crowd work, I can be dry, I can be crazy. It all depends on the vibe in the room and what’s going on, but it’s all the kinds of things that make me laugh.”
8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1; 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. $10-$18. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery, gobananascomedy.com.