Jerry Robin Jerry Robin

Stand-up Comedy, Improvisational Comedy, Musical Comedy, Voice Over and more...

Winner of the "Funniest Jew in Phoenix" Competition

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About Jerry Robin

Jerry appeared in his first play at age 7 and has been addicted to the stage (or at least the spotlight) ever since. A bright child with severe Attention Deficit Disorder, he has been making people laugh at inappropriate times for nearly half a century.

He began performing improvisational comedy in the 1980's in his home town of Chicago, where he appeared at the ImprovOlympic and studied with the late Del Close (the man who trained many of the stars of Saturday Night Live, from Bill Murray and John Belushi to Chris Farley and Tim Meadows). 
Jerry moved from Chicago to Phoenix in 1991, and, in honor of the weather, took a break from performing for a while. In the early years of the 21st century, he performed with the Jester'Z improv comedy troupe in Scottsdale. He has been performing standup comedy in the Phoenix area since April 2006.

His ability to keep a crowd's attention, even at otherwise boring events, makes him popular as an emcee at classical music concerts and charity functions. As a charity auctioneer, Jerry always finds a way to get people to pay more than they intended to for things they don't really need. He is known for his ability to auction a 20-dollar bill for as much as a hundred dollars.

When he's not doing comedy, Jerry is an award-winning competitive Dog Frisbee handler (with his Australian Shepherd, Dakota and his Border Collie, Loeki). Video? Of course there's video!

Oh, yeah. Jerry is also the owner of Transmography, a software consulting firm specializing in custom FileMaker Pro database design and training. This is the least funny part of his life, although many of his students have said that they try to stay awake in his training sessions just to make sure they don't miss any jokes.


"Jerry is hands down one of the funniest people on the planet."
"Watching Jerry and his wife, Irene, is like watching a Christopher Guest movie."

- Mark Manning, San Diego, CA

"Jerry is one of the best emcees I've ever seen. His appearances at Phoenix Early Music Society concerts have always been a delight to watch."
- Frank Koonce, Professor of Music, Arizona State University

"I wanted to express my sincere thanks to you and Irene for such a great show! Wow, I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but you guys were really awesome! I loved each part - Ask the Experts was one of the funniest things I've seen. Loved it!"
- Jaynn Truran, Phoenix, AZ

"BRAVO to you and the rest of your gang on a GREAT show!! We were really impressed. We knew you were funny, but we thought it was more of a personal defect rather than an asset. Alas, we now stand corrected. You and the skinny guy, doing the refrigerator tragedy with accents...that was GREAT!! In fact, it was right up there with many bits we've all probably seen of so called "professional" improv actors. Really good!"
- Jim DeFazio, Phoenix, AZ

Jerry in 1975:

Jerry as Groucho

Yep. That's really me. I put greasepaint on to make my eyebrows look smaller.

Short Film Roles

Piano Teacher in the trailer for 107Juliet, directed by Kevin R. Phipps
Dr. Nackt Schleckentanzen in The Mid-Life Crisis Guide to Strippers, directed by John Kestner
Inspector Greenleaf in Automatic Woman from Catbrain Film Factory
Chet Blankenship in Team U from Catbrain Film Factory
Frank in Amitié from Catbrain Film Factory
Beatnik/jazz clarinetist, Dad & Russian Soldier in The American's Guide to Dating from Catbrain Film Factory
First Mate LaFleur and Voiceover/narration in Space Patrol 1992 from Catbrain Film Factory

Comedy Shows

Ha-Ha-Hanukkah! An evening of Jewish Comedians
The Comedy Spot, Scottsdale, AZ
"Fun-raiser" for Gita Farid's film "Women in Love", The Original Hamburger Works, Phoenix, AZ
Laugh 'til your State turns Blue: A Comedy Fundraiser for Arizona Democratic Party candidates, Tempe, AZ
A production of SCHMUSE: the Southwest Coalition of Humorists & Musicians United to Save the Earth
Featuring comedians Jerry Robin, Tony Vicich, Bob Kubota, Keith Ellis, Joan O'Meara and "Big Peter" Francis
Music by Mike McBeath & Jake Patten
Herberger Lunch Time Theater, Phoenix, AZ
An Instant History of Classical Music, featuring the voice of Jerry Robin as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Mozart, Verdi and Wagner
Jewish National Fund Golf Tournament Awards Luncheon, Scottsdale, AZ
The Improv, Tempe, AZ
Hidden House Comedy on Tap, Phoenix, AZ
The Comedy Spot, Scottsdale, AZ
VUU Salon, Chandler, AZ
Featuring Jerry Robin and Irene Rosenthal
Jerry hosted Men of MET, a musical performance by the male singers of the Mesa Encore Theatre at the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
Ahwatukee Comedy Club, Phoenix, AZ
with Comedy At Large: "Big Peter" Francis, Jerry Robin, Heather Kronrath, Randy Hausner and emcee Joan O'Meara
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Distinguished Alumni Dinner,
Chicago, IL
Honoring Denise Jefferson, Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.
Unitarian Universalist Association
Pacific Southwest District Assembly
Mesa, AZ
Featuring Jerry Robin and Irene Rosenthal
Efes Turkish Cuisine, Tempe, AZ
with Jerry Robin and Irene Rosenthal
NEW YEAR'S EVE at the Ahwatukee Comedy Club,
Phoenix, AZ
with Jay Penn, Bob Howard, Leif Cedar and Tom Grayson
Ahwatukee Comedy Club, Phoenix, AZ
with Ebenezer Williams, Jodi Weisberg, Terry Carlson, Josh Skalniak and Tom Grayson
St. Benedict's Catholic Church Fall Festival, Phoenix, AZ
Benefit for Council For Jews With Special Needs, featuring Bruce Smirnoff, Scottsdale, AZ
Funniest Jew in Phoenix Competition, Scottsdale, AZ
FileMaker Developer Conference, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Dietetic Association Conference, Tempe, AZ
with Comedy At Large: "Big Peter" Francis, Heather Kronrath and Joan O'Meara
Har Zion Synagogue, Scottsdale, AZ
with Bob Kubota, Ken Kaz, Reggie Walker and Mary Tracy
Efes Turkish Cuisine, Tempe, AZ
with Jerry Robin and Irene Rosenthal
Ahwatukee Comedy Club, Phoenix, AZ
with Comedy At Large: "Big Peter" Francis, Heather Kronrath and Joan O'Meara
Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Chandler, AZ
special appearance by my alter ego, Professor Helmut Aufschneider-Gehirn
The Comedy Spot, Scottsdale, AZ
with Denny Johnston and Johnny Elbow
Ahwatukee Comedy Club, Phoenix, AZ
with Pete Christensen & Ian Calvin, Tom Grayson, Jerry Robin, Keith Ellis and Joan O'Meara
Phoenix Early Music Society Kaleidoscope, Tempe, AZ
emceed by Jerry Robin
Efes Turkish Cuisine, Tempe, AZ
with Jerry Robin, Steve Maxwell and Kirk Buckhout
Ahwatukee Comedy Club, Phoenix, AZ
New Year's Eve Comedy Bash with Jay Penn, Tim Davis, Jerry Robin and Joan O'Meara
Mountain View Rec Center, Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Improv Festival, Phoenix, AZ
cameo appearance with The AV Club
Ahwatukee Comedy Club, Phoenix, AZ
fundraiser for Water for People
Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Heidi's Catering, Phoenix, AZ
Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce Casino Night, Phoenix, AZ
The Paper Heart, Phoenix, AZ
hosting Scandalesque in Girl for All Seasons.
Ahwatukee Comedy Club, Phoenix, AZ
with Comedy At Large
Bitz-ee Mama's, Glendale, AZ
with Comedy At Large
Shalimar Country Club, Tempe, AZ
Comedy for Change 2006:
a SCHMUSE benefit for
Harry Mitchell for Congress
FileMaker Developer Conference, Orlando, FL
my first live comedy podcast!
Friendship Village, Tempe, AZ
with Comedy At Large
Wyndham Hotel, Phoenix, AZ
Comedy for Change 2004:
a SCHMUSE benefit for
the Arizona Democratic Party