Jes Tom (they/them)

is a weird queer stand up comic with but one goal:

 

To hurt the feelings of The Oppressor.

 

Born & raised in San Francisco and now established in New York, 

Jes Tom is a fresh voice in stand up comedy, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. 


Jes has performed in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as at colleges and conferences spanning the frigid American northeast. Jes tells jokes in venues of all sorts, from hipster bar basements to historic performance spaces such as Caroline's on Broadway, 

Gotham Comedy Club, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Café, The Town Hall, and The Friar's Club.

Jes has been honored to share stages with artists of myriad styles, mediums, and points of view, including rapper Awkwafina, punk band PWR BTTM, spoken word duo DarkMatter, gender theorist & cultural icon Kate Bornstein, and of course, comedians such as Aparna Nancherla, Jenny Yang, Fortune Feimster, Judy Gold, Marsha Warfield, Naomi Ekperigin, and Rosie O'Donnell.

Jes debuted their first full length solo show, FRESH OFF THE BANANA BOAT, to a sold out audience at Dixon Place's HOT! Festival in 2014.

Jes developed & performed a satirical performance piece titled JOKE'S ON YOU as a featured artist of La MaMa's SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance curated by Dan Fishback in January 2016.

 

Jes' first 30 minute comedy special, Cold Brew, was recorded live in August 2016 at Astoria's QED: A Place to Show and Tell.  

Jes Tom holds a BA in Theatre from Smith College. They have completed the Meisner Acting program at Maggie Flanigan Studio.