J.J. Jackson

Atop a Portland mountain, J.J. Jackson promised friends she'd take an improv class in an aim to try new adventures and confront her stage fright.

After her first showcase in August 2011 at The Comedy Spot in Ballston, she knew improv was for her — despite her major case of “freaked-out-ness.” J.J. trained at Washington Improv Theater and the DC Improv. She launched the all-female jam Bagelz & Jam and helps run experimental jam Improv Sandbox with District Improv.

J.J. currently plays in Fisticuffs, Sweater Kittens, You’re Invited & Jukebox Heroes. She previously played with Pony! Poni! Pone!, Sister Act, Poetic License, Vendetta, Let’s Not Fight and Jungle Fever.

Favorite color
Sparkly teal
Personal hero
Cookie Monster