Jon Reep is a nationally touring stand-up comedian and actor. His authentic point of view is a result of being born and raised in rural Hickory, NC. He lived there until he moved to Raleigh, NC in 1992 to attend North Carolina State University. Shortly thereafter he began performing stand-up comedy at Goodnights comedy club. He graduated from NCSU in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater, Mass Communication, and Public & Personal communication. Upon graduating, Jon was employed at UNC-TV where he became the assistant director of such TV shows as North Carolina Now & Legislative Week in Review, while at night simultaneously honing his skills as a stand-up comedian. In 1998 Jon left UNC-TV to pursue a full-time comedy career. He traveled all over America performing in comedy clubs and colleges in every state in the country. In 2000, Jon was invited to perform at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival, and shortly thereafter moved to Los Angeles, CA to further is career as a stand-up comedian and actor.As an actor Jon has played the pot smoking farmer Raymus from the movie Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay, and the dim-witted cop Gerald Bob from the ABC Sitcom Rodney. He played a goodwill worker in Disney Channels Good Luck Charlie and was the HEMI guy in Dodge Trucks popular ad campaign. Most recently he can be seen as Jed Forney in Eastbound and Down and was the host of SPEED TVs, R U Faster than a Redneck. He can next be seen in the Steven Quale film Into the Storm starring Richard Armitage and Matt Walsh.As a comedian he was the Winner of NBCs Last Comic Standing season 5. Hes been on Comedy Centrals Premium Blend, the half-hour special Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep, & his own special Jon Reep: Metro Jethro. Hes been on TBSs Pit Stop Comedy, NBCs Late Friday or CMTs Comedy Club & Comedy stage among others.
Jon Reep: Well hello there and welcome. Do I look familiar? Maybe you've seen me on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" or the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep". Maybe you've seen me on the ABC Sitcom "Rodney" as Officer Gerald Bob the dim-witted cop. If not then you probably know him from Dodge's popular ad campaign as the "Hemi guy".I'm known to millions as the loveable redheaded redneck in the Dodge Ram commercials who leans out of a beat-up car and utters the now famous line: "That thing gotta Hemi?"But before that I was already one of the funniest comics in America, selling out clubs and getting standing ovations at college after college across the country. My show is supersonic energy filled with non-stop characters, dead-on impressions, super clever writing, and, of course, the one talent that separates me from all other comedians in the world: I'm the best redneck dancer since Elvis.So come out and see one of the country's really great comedians, the Hip Hick, the Southern Dance Machine, "The Hemi Guy." JON REEP