John Lamb, Published March 19 2009
Weekend Watch: Jon Reep
When Jon Reep comes to a stoplight, he probably dreads someone pulling up next to him, hanging out the window and shouting, “That thing got a Hemi?” That’s the line in the Dodge truck commercial that thrust him into the spotlight. But Reep’s not resting as a one-line wonder. In 2007 he was the winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and more recently he had a role in “Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay.” You can catch the Southerner’s “Metro Jethro” sense of humor – think more blue scholar than blue collar – he says, this weekend at Courtney’s Comedy Club in Moorhead. Get a taste of his comedy on his MySpace page or at 5 p.m. Friday, when his stand-up special is rerun on Comedy Central. Courtney’s showtimes are 8 tonight and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20. Must be 18 or older. Call (218) 287-7100 for more information.