At a time when a lot of guys his age are winding down their careers, Jeffrey Jena is finding his second wind. In the 1980s and 1990s, Jena was one of the premier comics on television and the comedy club circuit. Over the past decade, he has established himself as one of the country’s top corporate and cruise entertainers. “My audience,” he says, “has moved from smoke-filled clubs to sleek cruise ships and private events. I just followed them.” And, they have responded!
At recent events he received high praise and standing ovations for his blend of one liners, storytelling and touching personal tales. His act is focused on family and coming to fatherhood later in life. Both he and his wife were well into their 40s when their son Miles arrived. “If you want the whole story behind that,” Jena teases, “you gotta see the show!”
In his years as a stand-up comic, Jena appeared on more than 40 national television shows, including Comics Unleashed, The Bob and Tom Show, The Dennis Miller Show, Evening at the Improv, NBC Friday Night and on the Showtime Comedy Club Network.
As an actor, he has been seen on Murder She Wrote, Hunter, appeared in shows with Jenny McCarthy and Weird Al Yankovic and in several films including Raising the Dead with Allison Eastwood.