Stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and artist Jann Karam has made numerous appearances on NBC’s Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. Jann played one of Jerry’s girlfriends on Seinfeld (rated #1 by UPROXX in “A Very Important and Scientific” ranking of Jerry’s all-time on-camera inamoratas) and in addition to series regular roles, she has guest starred on countless TV sitcoms. Her award-winning Castle Rock produced short film Under the Big Muu-Muu is about her mother’s irritating and funny weekend visit. Around Los Angeles, Jann performs her critically acclaimed theatrical solo show, Reclining Nude on La Cienega, recently produced and recorded for broadcast by the legendary George Schlatter. Jann regularly performs standup on tour with Dana Carvey.
Winsome comic’s comic Jann Karam – whose blithe and incisive standup work has long brightened national television screens and top-tier comedy stages — has made repeat appearances on both The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman--she played Sandi, the girlfriend who “never laughed,” on Seinfeld(rated #1 by UPROXX in “A Very Important and Scientific” ranking of Jerry’s all-time on-camera inamoratas), she’s guest-starred on season 11 and 12 on Curb Your Enthusiasm, in addition to countless other TV sitcoms. Her warm, relatable, improvisational style never fails instantly to connect with audiences. A trained actor and improviser, she threads her original characters throughout her charmingly incisive act, observing family, romance, and other maddening daily annoyances. “A woman blessed with looks, talent and the gift of restraint,” declared the LA Times early on, Jann headlines nationwide and regularly tours with Dana Carvey.
Reclining Nude on La Cienega
A questing comedian’s colorful, hand-painted search for real life, true love, and a comfortable place to lie down. . .
Jann Karam takes every audience on a funny, touching (and colorful!) journey into the bewildering abyss of romance and family relationships.
Reclining Nude on La Cienega (Jann’s solo play) is a hilarious, insightful whirl of observations, truths, discoveries and brushstrokes both lamenting and appreciating the free-for-all of growing up.
Part waif, part Green Beret, Jann frets and holds forth as she paints the story of her life: her childhood in the Arizona desert; the ongoing (dumbfounding!) quandary of family; her failed relationships (on both coasts); and throughout it all, her quest to create a utopian artists’ colony is rife with joyful possibilities…and carrots. Her show is about the search for peace in a world of chaos— a universal story about life, love, and finding a comfortable place to lie down. . .
Reclining Nude on La Cienega was recently produced and recorded for broadcast by the legendary George Schlatter.
“Reclining Nude on La Cienega” — Full Show
Reclining Nude Gallery
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