Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenn Weeks.
Jenn, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
On the back of a charter bus, on a Women’s Day outing, a young lady and I were discussing our singleness and the encounters we’d had. At the end of the trip, a lady approached me, saying she had a friend that did comedy and I should be on his upcoming show. I honestly didn’t think much would come of the conversation, but when she put me in contact with this comedian, I was surprised. The show was a success and I crossed stand-up comedy off my bucket list. However, my passion for stand-up grew and I had to get back on stage. I began writing material, watching and studying comedy and developing my craft. I’ve been on this journey for 10 years and I’m in love with the art form.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
HA HA HA! Smooth…definitely not, but it has been worth it. My biggest struggle has been myself. I’m my own worst critic, which can be both good and bad. There have been times I’ve let my overthinking get the best of me and other times when I’ve let fear win.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
Jenn Weeks is a comedian/host/radio personality/actor. I specialize in making people laugh. I’m a radio personality on The Power Up with Pastor Terry Show (Jacksonville), where I have a daily comedic segment titled “So Did You Hear”. I also have a segment called “Jenn Weeks WEAK” on Chris Epps Presents Radio Show (Atlanta), on iHeartRadio. In addition, I created Comedy Cookout Jax, a comedian only networking gathering. While I’ve performed in numerous comedy shows and clubs, opened for several touring comedians, including Bruce Bruce, Rodman, Kountry Wayne, Deon Cole and the late John Witherspoon, I am also big on community. I’ve assisted with several projects aimed at helping those in need. I spearhead a yearly Blessing Bags event, dispersing gallon sized bags of daily essentials to the homeless community in Jacksonville.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have done it afraid. What I mean is, I would have taken more chances earlier in my career and played it less safe without letting fear talk me out of opportunities.
- Email: BookJennWeeks@gmail.com
- Instagram: @Jenn_Weeks
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