Jodie Milks

Jodie Milks

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Her dark wit and dry Southern banter will make you laugh and want to drink. Dubbed “the Wednesday Adams of stand-up, only less perky” by HITS writer Terry Tocantins, Jodie finds her humor in the tragedy of everyday things, like exercise, traveling, and marriage.

Biography

Jodie’s dark wit and dry Southern banter lead to a night of laughs not soon to be forgotten. A lot of comics will make you laugh and think; Jodie will make you laugh and drink. Dubbed “the Wednesday Adams of stand-up, only less perky” by HITS writer Terry Tocantins, Jodie finds her humor in the tragedy of everyday things, like exercise, traveling, and marriage. In the tradition of Dennis Miller, Paula Poundstone, Roseanne, and Margaret Smith comes Jodie Milks.

Originally from Georgia, Jodie graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism, but after a childhood spent listening to Pryor records on a 45, what she really wanted to do was write jokes for other comics. Unfortunately, nobody wanted them, so Jodie was forced to tell them herself. What started as a hobby after work soon evolved into full-time gig, with Jodie crossing the country, working clubs and colleges all over the United States. The early days made her funny – and broke. She moved to Los Angeles in the mid-nineties with nothing but a ’92 Ford Escort, eight hundred bucks, and a futon, intent on making a name. She did make a name, as lead Graphics Coordinator for Mexican soccer on Pay-Per-View. Her day job helped pay for nights in the clubs, however, and soon her hard work paid off: since her arrival in Los Angeles, you’ve seen her perform stand-up on NBC’s “Late Friday”, MTV’s “Mandy Moore Show” and “Beach House”, and GSN’s “Funny Money”.

Stand-up helped her get into acting. Working as an extra on Jim Carrey’s “Man on the Moon”, she was hand-picked by director Milos Forman and given a line in a scene involving the 1971 New York Improv and Andy Kaufman. Unfortunately, the line was cut from the movie, paving the path of luck Jodie would enjoy for the next several years. She was in the pilot presentation of “Last Comic Standing”, a show which made a great many other comics famous. Since then, you’ve seen her in over a dozen commercials for products such as Pepsi, American Standard, Century 21, and fittingly enough, Southern Comfort, in addition to several guest television appearances.

She also finally got a chance to write. Jodie has written for several sit-coms, including the Olsen twins ABCFamily sit-com “So Little Time.” Her humor pieces have appeared in Jane Magazine and The Pasadena Star News. And her first novel, “novel”, was published in 2001.
Jodie’s been performing as an MC, middle, and headliner for over ten years. In addition, she has attended the Groundlings school and performed improv with some of the best names in town. She’s had the honor of opening for comic greats such as Brett Butler, Ellen Degeneres, and Drew Carey.
Since getting married two years ago, Jodie’s voice has settled on what it’s like begin part of a couple, but that hasn’t dulled her edge. She recently landed a gig as Commentator on MTV 2’s “Not a Good Look”, bashing celebrity fashions. Tasteful? Politically correct? No. But just your favorite bitchy sister, Jodie will say what you’ve been thinking but were too afraid of the consequences.

Set List

45-60 minute Set