Jason Beck is a Winnipeg comedian and former journalist who first broke into stand-up in the late ?90s and has developed a reputation for wry wit, quick one-liners and over-the-top song parodies. His material is clean, friendly and topical while entirely based on real life experiences. Delving into relationships, family life and popular culture, Jason is an observational comic with a sarcastic edge.
Jason performs stand-up comedy weekly as a host and emcee at Rumor's Comedy Club, has performed in the Winnipeg Fringe Festival as a member of the hit Five Winnipeg Comics stand-up show the last six years in a row and is a regular performer at the Charleswood Comedy Night which he founded at the Winnipeg Press Club in 1998 (the show also spent two years at the West End Cultural Centre and a year at the Pyramid Cabaret).
He spent a decade as a regular cast member of the Beer & Skits variety show, competed in the 2000 Manitoba Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition and has performed with such comics as Emo Philips, Mike MacDonald, Brent Butt, Derek Edwards, Orny Adams, Dean Haglund, Pete Zedlacher and Kerry Talmage.
Jason has also performed a large number of corporate shows both in Winnipeg and on the road over the years, appearing in some of the most glamorous small towns in Canada and for such organizations as the Optimist's Club of Manitoba, the Manitoba Child Care Association, the Dauphin Kinettes Club, and the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (for whom he performed for over 900 people at Winnipeg's historic Pantages Playhouse Theatre in October 2004).
He has also performed (middled) at Yuk Yuk's in Edmonton, Alberta and done guest spots at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario. Across the border, Jason's resume includes performances at Knockouts in Chicago and The Comedy Store in Hollywood, California.
?Jason Beck's performance is charged with energy and it's worth the ticket price just to see his Ricky Martin act.?
- Winnipeg Free Press, July 2000
?Jason Beck nimbly avoids the self-pity that usually comes with self-depreciating humor. We laughed at Jason's woes? .?
- The Jenny Review, July 2002
?Jason Beck gave a hilarious description of his Yoda fetish... .?
- newwinnipeg.com, January 2003