Al Lubel became a lawyer to satisfy his mother and quit to become a
comedian to satisfy his sadistic need to torture her. After graduating law
school in Florida, Al moved to California, passed the bar exam on his first
try and immediately began the practice of standup comedy.
Al practiced law during the day and comedy at night. Getting stage time is
hard for a beginning comic, so Al would sometimes suddenly stand up in
the middle of Denny’s, and unannounced, do five minutes. And Al always
did well because he had everyone’s rapt attention because people were
scared he might hurt them!
Al gradually improved at comedy, getting work on the road and leaving the
law behind. Within a year he won the $100,000 Comedy Grand Prize on
Star Search. Doing the Tonight Show was a big childhood fantasy, so Al
auditioned and became one of the last comics to appear with Johnny
Carson. Al went on to do six more Tonight Show appearances with Jay
Leno and made five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Al has also played an attorney on the Blake Clark HBO Comedy Hour and
has been featured in the Showtime and PBS special, A Standup Life. He
has appeared on all seven episodes of the ESPN series, Bill Walton’s Long
Al’s solo show, Al Alone, won the Amused Moose Award Judges Prize as
the best one person show in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also
was nominated for best performer for a solo show by the Barry Awards at
the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
But Al does admit to missing the practice of law. As he says, “I’d like to
have just one more trial, something serious like a murder trial, because
right before I give my closing argument and my client’s entire fate hinges
on each and every word I say, I want to see his face when I turn to him and
whisper, I’m a comedian!”
Jason’s quick wit and self-deprecating approach have endeared him to audiences the world over, including the Improv, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Punchline, Zanies, Comic Strip Edmonton, Bananas, Arlington Draft House, Pechanga, Ice House, Flappers, Ventura Harbor, Canyon Club, Hermosa Comedy and Magic, San Antonio River Center, Crackers, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, Stardome, Magooby’s, Hilarities, Parlor Live, Comedy Underground, Louie LOL, Brad Garrett Comedy Club, Cabo Comedy Festival, San Diego Fair, colleges, cruises, and overseas for the troops.
Jason has performed for Google, Chevron, Coca-Cola, True Religion, Farmers, Pandora, Delta Dental, MTV, General Motors, Muvico, L.A. Dodgers, Relay for Life, Boys and Girls, Rotary, Kiwanis, AA, birthdays, weddings, a funeral -- you name it.
Media credits include Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed, Bob and Tom, TBS, Sirius XM, Rooftop Comedy, HBO’s “Luck” starring Dustin Hoffman, Standup and Deliver, Santa Barbara Film Festival, TV commercials including Porsche and Dunkin’ Donuts, and hundreds of TV news and radio programs.
Jason’s one-liners appear in numerous books and are published regularly by Reader’s Digest.
Jason syndicates his cartoon Snapshots to millions of readers in print, Internet, and mobile media.
His humor blog, So It Goes, has run in over 50 publications, including The Denver Post, AZ Central, and Toastmasters.
Jason is represented by The Brogan Agency, (310) 450-9700.