Jeff “the Fun Dude” Shaw is a stand-up comic. His writing is marked both by idealism and humanity. His stimulating satire is often infused with a singular poetic beauty. More important, he looks like Rod Stewart.

Over the past 28 years, JTFD has performed nearly 9,000 shows across North America and the Caribbean. Jeff helped launch the “Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez” chain for Carnival Cruise Lines and has been the club manager and house MC on the Carnival Dream since 2009. (As stated in the header copy of this blog, JTFD’s humorous observations are his own, are exaggerated for comedic effect, and do not reflect the views of CCL. So kindly send all hate mail directly to him.)

In the 1990’s, Jeff wrote popular comedic essays and feature stories for Cleveland’s Scene Magazine, Buffalo’s Art Voice, and the online comedy publication SHECKY! Magazine. Jeff is also a former staff writer for Cleveland’s American Greetings Corporation, responsible for hundreds of funny greeting cards and novelty items for the company’s Alternative Cards Department.


Hilarities 4th Street Comedy Theater

The Cleveland Improv

The Miami Improv

Zanies, Nashville

Catch a Rising Star, Princeton

The Funny Bone Chain

The Comedy Zone Chain

The Comedy House Chain

The Punchline Chain

Funny Business Agency

Summit Comedy Agency

Comedy Productions (Ken Muller) Agency


“Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson”

“Showtime’s Comedy Club Network”

“A & E’s Comedy on the Road”

Comedy Central’s “Stand-up Stand-up”

“Comedy at Club 54”


“Jeffio” – 1995

“Funnier than You” (Pittsburgh Funny Bone Compilation) – 2002

“Living the Dream” – 2015

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