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Recently labeled a “big name talent” by the NY Times, Jeff Lawrence is a prototypical native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens. He was once a rock singer who has appeared on MTV Europe, and with Bob Dylan as a member of his entourage in the Grammy Awards. Whether he's bashing religion, debunking gay stereotypes, or suing his landlord in Chinatown, he always leaves audiences wanting more. Jeff has appeared on the front pages of the Wall Street Journal, as well as the Tampa Bay Times, and has been heard on Playboy Radio talking sports, the Dr. Fritz Show, numerous commercials, as well as college stations across the U.S. He is the founder of Laughing Buddha Comedy, recognized as creating the very best showcases, classes, and mics for aspiring comedians in NYC, and rated as a top 10 comedy spot in NYC by the USA Today. He is also a regular in NYC’s Laughter in the Park, and has is own show at the Stand Comedy Club. Festivals he has participated in include The NY Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, March Madness at Caroline’s, and the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival. He has headlined internationally in numerous cities including Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Berlin, Goa, India, and the Greek Islands. After beginning his entertainment career as a rock singer, Jeff migrated to the stage playing Ernest Hemingway in the musical "Scott and Zelda" at the Wings Theater in NYC. As a musician and singer, Jeff has recorded and performed with members of The Cult and Buck Cherry, released records, charted on radio, and toured internationally. He is openly gay, single, and happy to tell you he doesn't have time to look for a partner.