San Francisco based comedian, Jordan Cerminara, uses stand-up as an insight into what it means to be a small-town kid finding his way in the city.  From job-hopping to dealing with more body hair than one man needs, his wordplay-laden misdirection gives a classic take on self-deprecating humor a fuzzy twist of strange.  As a published, award-winning cartoonist, Jordan takes any opportunity in his comedy to color his words with silly voices for an added element to his despondent delivery.

     Growing up admiring the rapid-fire, deadpan sell of Steven Wright, and George Carlin’s morose outlook on society, Cerminara strives to write more concise jokes that pick apart the world around him.  However, coming from a long line of long-winded people predisposes him to walking the tangential line that really defines who he is as a person.

     Jordan is no exception to the comedian stereotype of being overly sensitive, and it’s clear in his act as he expresses insecurities with his own masculinity.  He’d love to put on a front with some manly tattoos, but his body’s canvas is obscured by human fur that would only allow something resembling a petting zoo full of cute creatures.  His inability to keep a steady job is another limiting factor when it comes to being a “man” and bringing home the proverbial bacon.  After a decade of working in the service industry and countless nights of karaoke, he finally decided to get serious with his Bachelor’s degree in advertising to write jingles about depression.

     Maybe the hardest part for Jordan is that he’s still the sad class clown, sitting in the Principal’s office of his own mind, worrying about how disappointed his mom is going to be when she finds out what he’s been doing.  Until then, he lives by a simple philosophy, “It’s hard for people to make fun of you when you can do it better yourself.”  If Jordan Cerminara has learned anything from pursuing comedy, it’s that working to achieve your dreams is a rough, long climb, but ABSOLUTELY NO ONE should ever have to write about themselves in the third person.


HUMANS! Oh my goodness. This guy RIGHT HERE, always brings the funny and is a cat that I think is gonna do BIG, big things.
— The Godfather of Bay Area Comedy, Tony Sparks

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