A good laugh is always good for the soul, especially seeing one of Houston’s comedians Jeff Shelley skits via Instagram or at one of his stand up shows. Jeff Shelley is an actor and also an artist, whose career swiftly manifested after a layoff from his job a few years ago. This lead Jeff into becoming a go to for anyone looking to release some tears of joy!
Jeff Shelley had several stand up shows, movie scenes, plays, and more. As the artist, Jeff becomes “Counterfeit” where he gives you comedy hip-hop. Check out his album “The Fakest Story Ever Told”. With his influence from legends such as Martin Lawrence, it helped Jeff to be original within his own craft in comedy.
Sitting with Jeff at The Media Block was exciting with his great vibes and energy. He speaks on being his hardest critic. Also he says how he make people laugh without forcing it. He speaks how he lost his job a few years back. Working with his friend at the shop, the truck suddenly stops and stopped them from getting orders done. This lead to him seeking other opportunities. Hearing his story should motivate others to move forward and never stop.
We spoke about the difference between the older generations of comedians and the modern day. We tapped in on the influence that social media has on the comedy world today. Jeff explains how time gets better with technology. He explains the difference in styles, the consistency, the hard work needed to be heard. You couldn’t go viral as easy as you could today years ago.
You can check out our full interview now below. Be sure to visit him via Instagram at @jeffshelley. We will keep you more in tuned with Jeff the Funny man himself!