Imagine my surprise when I see comedian, actor, and all around amazing guy Danny Jolles, on the television screen, last night, while watching Son of Zorn.
If you haven’t seen the commercial, here it is. I hope it’s okay that I’m linking to it, since it’s available on Youtube to begin with, but for legal reasons I suppose I should make it clear that neither Danny Jolles, nor Pepsi, have asked me to do this.
I discovered Danny via the podcast: High Confidence, Low Self Esteem. And I shouldn’t be so presumptuous to think that I can use his first name so liberally. The fact is, as someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, people think I don’t know the difference between someone who was nice to me the one or two times he actually spoke to me/responded to a Facebook message/Tweet, and an actual friend. I do know this, actually, but it doesn’t change the fact that the nervous energy Danny refers to on stage is very similar to what I have gone through all my life (Actually, my brother was the one who wet the bed, but that’s neither here, nor there).
It’s his down-to-Earth personality both on and off the stage that really won me over as a fan first and clips from his shows sealed the deal: especially this bit about aliens. (I do keep checking his calendar frequently and hope that he’ll be in the Salem/Boston area someday soon.)
If stand up isn’t your thing but you like sketch comedy, you can see Danny’s work in Chess Club and Sasquatch Comedy. He also costars with the Sasquatch group in another previous work that I’ve reviewed called Blood, Sweat, and Activewear.
Check out Danny Jolles’s personal website for schedule and contact information.