Jeff Harms has been performing comedy since 1979. A graduate of the University of Denver with an M.A. in theatre, he began with an improv group called CHICKEN LIPS, and continues to perform with another, PLASTERED IN PARIS, out of their home base in Denver and around the country. For two years PLASTERED IN PARIS was the in-house improv group at George McKelvey’s Comedy Club in Denver, performing seven shows a week.
In 1982 Jeff started doing stand-up comedy, and tours with this nationally as well. He has appeared with the likes of:
Paula Poundstone, Roseanne Arnold, Yakov Smirnoff, Louie Anderson, Sam Kinison, Pat Paulsen, Ellen Degeneres, and Richard Belzer.
Jeff was 1990 National Semi-finalist in the Johnny Walker Comedy Competition in Chicago.
When not on the road, Jeff is a noted teacher of Improvisation, Stand-Up and speaking skills at various public and community schools throughout the Rocky Mountain area. In addition, he has appeared in many commercials on both radio and television. He has also been seen on Diagnosis Murder and Dean Koontz, PHANTOMS with Peter O’toole.
He has been seen on the Comedy Channel, Entertainment Tonight, and Showtime. He was the 1995 host for HBO’s Comic Relief in Colorado.
2010 Visiting Lecturer, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Film Department, DIY Filmmaking
2009‐2011 Artist in Residence, Holstein Park 2009‐2011 Teaching Artist at Pulaski Elementary for Urban Gateways & CCAP
2009‐2011 Teaching Artist for CTC (Northwestern University)
2009 Visiting Lecturer, Columbia College, Film Department; Andrzej Wajda’s Kanal
2005‐2008 Adjunct Professor, Westwood College Intro to Design, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Color Theory, Final Cut Pro, Art History2007‐2011 Teaching Artist for CAPE; Animation, Acting, Video, and Sculpture
2002‐2004 Teaching Assistant; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alternative Photographic Techniques, Beginning 3D Design, Metals
2000‐2001 Teaching Assistant; Brandeis University; Intro to Drawing, Intro to Sculpture
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