Jeff Jena
Jeff Jena
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About Jeff Jena
Jeffrey Jena is the consummate comedy professional. During his twenty years on stage he has appeared on over forty television shows, countless radio programs, and headlined rooms from Las Vegas to New York. He has worked with a wide range of musical acts such as Delbert McClinton , The Temptations and Barry Manilow. Jeff has given special performances for charities, corporate groups and numerous other organizations.After graduating from Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Jeff went on to pursue his first career of teaching. He worked overseas as a middle school teacher for five years in Australia, Japan and Italy before returning home.Jeffrey Jena is the consummate comedy professional. During his twenty years on stage he has appeared on over forty television shows, countless radio programs, and headlined rooms from Las Vegas to New York. He has worked with a wide range of musical acts such as Delbert McClinton , The Temptations and Barry Manilow. Jeff has given special performances for charities, corporate groups and numerous other organizations.After graduating from Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Jeff went on to pursue his first career of teaching. He worked overseas as a middle school teacher for five years in Australia, Japan and Italy before returning home.Upon returning to the U.S. , he found himself teaching in Houston, Texas, where at the age of twenty seven, he started his comedy career working at the legendary Comics Annex. At the annex he crossed paths with many well known comics , some of whom include Jay Leno, Bill Hicks and Sam Kennison.After a short time in local television in Detroit, Jeff moved to Chicago were he studied improvisation with the legendary Del Close and continued to hone his comedy craft.Jeff moved to California, and was a finalist in the 1989 San Francisco Comedy Competition. Soon after he made his first national television appearance on "Star Search". Since then he has been seen doing his stand-up on Dennis Miller, Showtime, MTV, NBC, FOX ,and The Nashville Network. He has also done dramatic roles on "Murder She Wrote" , "Hunter", and several other shows.Jeff and his wife Carrie, now live in Southern California where he appears regularly at the Improvisation in Hollywood, The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach and The Ice House in Pasadena.His current projects include producing his first CD tentatively titled "All Men are Idiots And I am Their King", working on his golf game and raising his son, Miles. Which is, he says, "The best work I have ever done."