Comedian Jack Barron
After being a successful business owner in Carmel, Indiana for thirty years, he sold his business and started doing stand up comedy professionally in 2002. He has performed on cruise ships, at retirement communities, high schools, Holiday Festivals, Churches, fraternal lodges, and company Christmas parties. The old man is funny. Here is what his audiances say about him:
"Senior Citizens particularly enjoy his stories and commentary entitled 'I Love Old People.' They relate to the funny penchants, problems, and predicaments of the elderly that they see in themselves."
"You can bring the whole family to his performances, because they are always refreshingly clean."
"Some of his jokes are groaners, especially the puns that play on words, and others are hysterically funny."
"Not only does his outrageous comedy get laughter, it gets applause."
His performances can be tailored in length from 15 to 90 minutes full show or opening performance for another act and include any of the following subjects:
- I love old people. (Hilarious characteristics and situations of the elderly)
- Matrimony (Humorous conditions that all married couples can relate to.)
- Holy Humor (Funny stories about the Bible and Churches.)
- My Hometown (Interesting characters in a little town)
- When I was a child (Funny things children say and do.)
- Blondes (The zany things some blondes do.)
- Food & Diets (Everyone can relate)
Sample of past performance venues:
►Lehigh Acres Place, Lehigh Acres, FL
►Barkley Place, Ft. Myers, FL
►Grand Villa, Ft. Myers, FL
►Pioneer Village, North Fort Myers, FL
►Jamaica Bay, Fort Myers, FL
►First Assembly of God, Ft. Myers, FL
►Citrus Park, Bonita Springs, FL
►Tropicana New Year’s Eve Parties, Ft. Myers, FL
►The Rose Garden, Ft. Myers, FL
►Diamond Princess Cruise Ship, Christ Church, New Zealand
►Dawn Princess Cruise Ship, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
►NCL Epic Cruise, transatlantic Miami to Barcelona
►Fourth of July Festival, Cicero, Indiana
►White River Christian Church, Noblesville, IN
►Radiant Christian Life Church, Westfield, IN
►Opening act for Indianapolis WISH-TV's Randy Ollis
►Indiana Parkinson's Foundation Christmas Party
►The Reserve at Hamilton Trace, Fishers, IN
►Preferred Mortgage Co. Christmas Party, Anderson, IN
►Shelburn High School Alumni Reunion, Indiana
Why I Tell Jokes By Jack Barron
Someone in my family asked me, “Why do you tell jokes as much as you do. You never used to do that.” It is true, before I retired, I was too busy making money, impressing people with my accomplishments and working on my next project. After I retired, I realized that those things are not important and will not be remembered when I am gone.
The Bible says in the third chapter of Ecclesiastes, “To everything there is a season …A time to weep, and a time to laugh. Yes, laughter is ordained by God. Humor is good for what ails you. He tells us in Proverbs 17:22, “A cheerful heart does good like a medicine...” Laughter makes one feel good. It helps one forget his worries and troubles. It helps refocus our outlook on life.
The lyrics to the song “What a Wonderful World” say, “I see friends shaking hands… sayin...how do you do. They’re really sayin…I love you.” Humorous stories and jokes help me to say, “I am taking time for you. I have an interest in you. I love you.”
I agree with my fellow Hoosier, Red Skelton, when he would always say in closing his programs, "If someday you're not feeling well, and you should remember some silly little thing I've said or done, and if it brings a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose has been fulfilled."
I am building a memorial. When I am gone, I hope people will remember that crazy old guy that made them laugh.