Jackson Banks, the rising star of Utah comedy. He manages to live up to his adopted mantra of “keep it weird,” reeling in new fans of his oddly endearing short films and unique comedy style.
Banks started out making films long before his turn on the stage as a local comedy god. Growing up he was always inherently funny. Being known as the class clown, his original dream was to be an actor.
He had always been into all things comedy, but he found stand-up daunting—therefore, he had to do it. It went so well for him that he never looked back. Banks points out that stand-up comedy can be exhausting at times among the seemingly endless pool of other comedians. The key is to stay true to one’s self and to stick with material that you legitimately find funny.