ImprovAcadia Presents Lauren Malara & Jeff D
Comedian Jeff D has brought houses down all over the country with his unique Southern-style humor, riotous stories, hilarious characters, and satiric point of view. Whether it’s at major venues on the west coast, honkytonks and clubs in the south, or at an all-you-can-eat buffet in Des Moines, Jeff D connects to audiences and keeps them wanting more!
Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jeff moved to Los Angeles in 2002 and spent years finding his voice on the well-known stages there including The Ice House in Pasadena, The Improv in Hollywood, and The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip.
Jeff D now resides in New Orleans where he’s an actor, writer, and has become a recognized face on the city’s famed performing arts scene. He takes his show to stages across the United States, appeared in the films Grudge Match and Joe Dirt 2, was featured on NPR's Bring Your Own New Orleans storytelling series, was named “Best of the Fest” at the Burbank Comedy Festival in 2018, and can currently be seen in The Platform on Hulu and Killing It on Peacock.
Bradley Troll of the New Orleans Times Picayune says, “Jeff D’s comedy is high-octane, high-brow parody that doesn’t discriminate. Smart, twisted, razor-sharp, insanely energetic, wickedly funny… I did not stop laughing once.”
Lauren Malara is officially The Funniest Person in New Orleans. Lauren is the winner of the 2017 Hell Yes Next! award from the comedy HQ of New Orleans, The New Movement Theater. She was also a member of the famous Second City comedy theater in Chicago.
One of Lauren’s pieces is discussing her mother the racist. Lauren is black and her mom is white. Lauren’s dad is black. Which makes Lauren the Obama of New Orleans.