The Sound of Music
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Fill us in on what you've been up to since your season of LCS ended?
I got married. Or as they say in Hawaii, "I got maui'd." Isn't that cute? My wife and I had been planning our wedding for over a year and it just so happened that about a week after I won LCS we were in Hawaii getting hitched. It was great because it got me out of the LCS tour for a couple of weeks. You're welcome Doug. :) Also, I got a good part in the movie "Harold & Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay" which is in theaters now. You're not going to believe this but I play a farmer named "Raymus." I know, it's weird. Other than that I've just been touring all over the country like a politician, shaking hands, kissing babies, and working on my websites: JonReep.com and myspace.com/JonReep.
How did LCS change your life?
I grew three inches, I have two new teeth in the back of my mouth, and I now have X-ray vision. I'm joking; I don't have X-ray vision. I think my favorite thing was going back to my hometown of Hickory, NC where the mayor gave me the key to the city and proclaimed February 21st "Jon Reep Day." Which means I can do anything I want on that day. You better hope it's not on a Sunday, Chic-Fil-A! They also named a street after me. So if you're ever in Hickory, be sure to take a drive on Jon Reep Street. You can speed but please don't litter. Plus, I did a show for 3,000 people at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. Yes, Hickory has a metro center...what about it?
What's it like being on the road? Is being a professional comic all it's cracked up to be? No pun intended.
Yeah, right. You know that pun was intended. Nice try though. Well, I've been a "professional comic" for over 10 years now so I was used to the road already. But after a while it starts to wear you down. It makes you want to get a sitcom real, real bad!
Tell us a funny LCS story that fans never got to see happen on air?
There's too many to choose from here. But, one of my favorites is when Doug Benson and I repeatedly snuck vodka onto the short bus on our way to the challenges. Those days were very long and we knew we where going to be stuck somewhere for 10 hours or more at a time, so we decided to take coffee cups and fill them up with vodka. It made the time go by much faster and it's probably why Doug never won a challenge. I heart sandwich you Dougy :)
Any parting words of advice to would-be comedians?
Yes, don't do it. There's too many of us as it is. Finish school, get a good job, and get to know your family. But first, add me as a friend on Myspace. Again, that's myspace.com/JonReep.