Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jon Weinstein - Comedian

Though Jon Weinstein fronted Bionic Liver, his main contribution to the Unscene was his humor. For a while Jon was actively pursuing a career in comedy. In the late 90's or early 00's Jon auditioned as a VJ for MTV. I'm not sure if any of his bits made it on air or if they were spec (maybe someone can shine some light on that?), but it did add to his portfolio.

Here's a couple of his MTV sketches...

The Why Guy

El Baño

Jon always found opportunities to work his comedy. Here he is calling into Larry King Live just to annoy Teri Garr...

Jon was always "on". Even after his Bellmore: The Unscene interview when the cameras stopped rolling – except for Scott Jacobs' candid camera – Jon was still doing his shtick...

Weinstein's Stipulation

From 2002 to 2004 Jon created the character Johnny Styne and tried his hand in stand-up. I've got some footage of his act but I'll save it for tomorrow's post.

Currently, Jon is MIA from Bellmore's Unscene. If you're reading this Jon...come back, we miss you.

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