While Jerry was a child he began his comedy career by doing celebrity impressions at St.Patrick’s Elementary School schoolyard at ages 12-13. He continued to make fellow students laugh at St.Mary’s High School during his junior and senior years (16-17) by emceeing all sports pep rallies, entertaining crowds on the school grounds and as the feature act at the Senior Class Banquet. At 24, Jerry was entered in WVBF’s “Class Clown” contest placing 3rd out of 100 entrants. After this accomplishment Jerry dove into the world of comedy for a short while by performing at four “open-mic” nights at Ding-Ho’s in Cambridge. Finally, at 38, Jerry decided to enter the world of comedy by performing at an “open-mic” night at Nick’s Comedy Stop in Boston. His successful debut at Nick’s put him back on the road to comedy and for good!
Since 1993 Jerry has performed for many Boston-based comedy groups, as well as different comedy shows throughout New England and New York. Jerry’s unique mix of celebrity impressions, song parodies and stand-up comedy have brought laughter to audiences at coffee houses, colleges, campgrounds, sporting events, private parties, benefits, senior centers, biker bars, synagogues, corporate functions, fire stations, rehab centers, support groups and just about any venue. In 1994, Jerry and good friend Toney Markus co-founded “Comics for a Cure” where Jerry put his God-given talents to good use by organizing and performing at comedy shows for non-profit organizations and worthy causes throughout MA and NH. Since 2001 Jerry has been the lead actor (Homicide Detective) for Murder Mystery USA. In addition, since 2002 Jerry began motivational speaking to support groups, hospitals and medical staff/students on “Laughter is the Best Medicine”.