Jonas Barnes was the product of a drug fueled romp in early 1982 only to grow up homeless in the doorway of Jake's Famous Seafood Restaurant in Portland, OR. Luckily, life got better after that.
He's the formally homeless, drug dealing son of a roadie mother & police officer father that has the ability to find humor in both the dark & light sides of his life. He has been married, divorced, wealthy, poor, physically fit, morbidly obese, well off, homeless, sober, drunk, arrested and released so he’s lived almost every aspect of life that doesn't require hospitalization. After realizing he didn't look good in cardigans and couldn't play a tiny string instrument, he decided to do comedy the old fashioned way: Be honest and let the audience into his life so they can laugh at his pain right along with him.
In 2013 and 2014, he was a featured performer at the Bumbershoot Comedy & Arts Festival in Seattle, WA alongside such acts as Marc Maron, Natasha Leggero, Jerrod Carmichael, Pete Holmes, The Wu-Tang Clan and Judah Freidlander.
When he is not making people laugh all over the country, he produces the wildly popular R-Rated, monthly "SMUT Presents" comedy show series throughout the country (based in New York City and Portland, OR), along with his co-producer Lauryn Petrie, that has featured such acts as Dave Attell, Big Jay Oakerson, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Metzger, Laurie Kilmartin, Auggie Smith, Sean Rouse, Kristine Levine and Adrienne Iapalucci to name just a few.
Jonas can be heard weekly on The Hammerfisting Podcast on The RiotCast Network & The Bob Levy Show. You can also hear him on AnthonyCumia.com