DON JAMIESON BIOGRAPHY
"He's a sarcastic, caustic rib-splitter who can wind up any audience and splatter them hysterically" – The Village Voice
Don is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show series, "That Metal Show" where legends of rock hang out to discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience full of metal maniacs. Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed "That Metal Show" one of the 50 Best Reasons To Watch TV! He is also a co-host on "Beer Money," a fast-paced, non-traditional sports quiz show airing on SNY (SportsNet New York).
Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson's stand-up CD "Live & Hilarious" on Metal Blade Records hit the Top 20 on iTunes and Top 10 on the Billboard comedy charts. He also recently performed stand-up at Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival and was introduced by drummer Lars Ulrich. He is proudly sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks.
Jamieson's proudest moment is becoming an "Emmy Award-Winner" for his work on HBO's "Inside The NFL." Don and long-time comedy partner, Jim Florentine, lent their brand of humor to the popular sports show; writing, producing and performing sports-themed comedy sketches.
The two have also collaborated on the hidden-camera DVD and Comedy Central web series, "Meet The Creeps" as well as a series of prank call CD's, "Terrorizing Telemarketers," which get a lot of airplay on the Howard Stern radio show. He is also a joke writer for the country's best celebrity roaster, Lisa Lampanelli and has lent his voice to MTV2's "Crank Yankers."
Don's stand-up act brings his everyday take on life with an added dash of sarcasm for good measure. He's able to make people laugh at things they wouldn't normally laugh at and then laugh again at that realization. Besides performing at clubs in New York City, Don tears it up at clubs and theatres all over the country. For the last seven years, he has been the regular opener for Andrew Dice Clay.
Don started his career as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James and Tom Green, But unbeknownst to many, Don was spending his nights on the local comedy scene developing his own comic style. He is currently in production for the THIRTEENTH season of "That Metal Show" and his SECOND season of "Beer Money."