Rave Reviews for Jeff Allen
"The best of the clean comedians."
It was our pleasure to
have Jeff at our Lutheran Educators Conference
banquet! I was more than pleased! Many teachers have
expressed their delight for the evening. They loved
laughing and many have expressed that Jeff has been
the best entertainment ever! That is really a high
compliment as we have had some great entertainers. I
just really think the teachers enjoyed laughing
because they could all easily relate to what Jeff was
sharing through his comedy! The evaluations are
pouring in and the teachers are saying they want Jeff
Michelle Hines, President
Lutheran Educators Conference
We had more people in the
church for this event [Gestures of Generosity
with Jeff Allen] than we have had in the 13 years I
have been here. We had to break out extra chairs. Jeff
was very easy to work with and did a wonderful job.
People were nearly rolling in the aisles with
laughter. Mary and the "ground" crew here with him
were the best team I have worked with in all my years
of sponsoring comedians, bands, speakers, etc. It was
quite simply the best event we have ever done at the
church. In short we could not be more pleased with the
event and Jeff is welcome back anytime.
Pastor Bobbyjon Bauman
Madison Crossroads Church
We enjoyed sold out Jeff
Allen comedy nights in two of our markets recently.
Our listeners were hungry for a great night of
laughter and encouragement, and Jeff fit the bill
perfectly! Jeff and his team are great to work with.
Jeff did an amazing job. He was able to keep the
audience fully engaged, and laughing, for 2 ½ hours.
His story of the redemptive work of Christ was right
on target and a huge encouragement to many. Looking
forward to bringing him back!
Director, Concerts & Major Events
This was the second time that we’ve had Jeff Allen at
our annual Night of Love and Laughter and once
again he delivered the funny. One of the things I
really like about Jeff is that not only is he one of
the funniest comedians out there today, but he also
has a great message about how God has worked in his
life. Not only is he funny, but he’s inspirational
too. I can’t recommend Jeff highly enough. If you’re
looking for someone to bring the funny, he’s your man.
Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, TN
In a town of 120 and we had 300 people that came out
and everyone of them were blown away by Jeff's
performance! Jeff hit this one out of the park and the
small town is still buzzing! This was the 5th time I
have brought in Jeff to an event including a time in
MN with the Apostles of Comedy over the past 8 years
and he just keeps getting better and better.
Funnier and funnier it seems like a different show
every time! I love the way he shares his testimony,
not overdone and not under-cooked. Also after dealing
with so many other "artists" in the business from
bands to comedians, Jeff is SO easy to work with, laid
back, and just comes, grabs the mic, and does what God
needs him to do! We'll have him again for sure!
It was a tremendous
evening with Jeff! One pastor described it as
"absolutely phenomenal." Another comment: "It was
unmatched by anything Starke County has ever had to
offer." Just the week of our event Jeff was featured
on the front page of the Arts and Entertainment
section of the Chicago Tribune, so I was happy to
share that with our audience before he came on stage.
The evening also gave us opportunity to share our Love
INC mission with a new audience which seemed to be
very effective. My son commented as he watched people
that many were in tears. Jeff was spirited-filled that
evening. He powerfully presented his testimony and
message. Thank you for helping make this possible. The
laughter and the inspiration were awesome. Everyone
wants to do it again soon.
Love In the Name of Christ, Starke County
Dentists are required to
have continued education hours in substance abuse as a
requirement to renew their dental licenses. Our
members have heard all of the “facts, statistics and
warnings” regarding the effects of drug and alcohol,
but I felt that hearing the story of someone who has
dealt with the problem first hand, mixed with an
amazing sense of humor, would make for a powerful
presentation. Our meeting was extremely well attended
with more than 300 in attendance (normally, we have
about 125 – 150 at a monthly meeting). What a
wonderful job Jeff did as he presented the perfect
balance of humor and his own personal story of
substance abuse to the Nashville Dental Society. Not
only did our members roar with laughter at his
perfectly timed humor, but equally connected with his
powerful story of his battle with alcohol and abuse. I
have received the most glowing reviews from our dental
members regarding his appearance! Not only is he a
brilliant comedian, but more importantly, a brave and
compassionate man who is willing to share his very
difficult battle with substance abuse in his quest to
help others. I thank God for the opportunity to have
Jeff share his story with us! He will never know all
those he has helped by his willingness to share his
Executive Director, Nashville Dental Society
Oh my gosh! What a
blessing it was to have Jeff as our special guest for
our celebration. I can not say enough about how
gracious he was, how personable and actually, how real
he was. I wanted to sit down and talk to him because
he felt like a close friend from the beginning. The
time he took to talk to the kids I serve was so
inspiring for them. Everyone I have talked to said
this was our best celebration ever! Some even
suggested that we have him back again next year. I
think booking Jeff was the best decision I made in
regards to our celebration. Can't wait to share heaven
with him and listen to his take on the happenings
there. It was a complete pleasure to work with Jeff,
The Grable Group and LSA Entertainment. As opposed to
agencies and artists I have worked with in the past, I
hope we can have a continued relationship with you
all! Thank you so much!
Director, Creative Dreams Outreach Center
Just wanted you to know how much we
enjoyed Jeff this past Sunday at Victory's Fall Music
Festival. Most Christian comedians who are out there have
a sort of "Christianese" that makes them a bit predictable
and, though they may be funny, it feels the same. What
distinguishes Jeff is that he is not a Christian comedian,
but rather a genuinely talented stand up comic who happens
to be a devoted follower of Jesus. His timing is
impeccable, and when he transitions to his story of how he
came to faith, there is a rawness, a freshness, that is so
unlike what most people expect, that they are caught
off-guard and the result is a truly genuine experience.
Jeff had us laughing hysterically, and then moments later,
when he shared his story, we saw a picture of what God can
do with a shattered life surrendered to His grace.
Associate Pastor, Victory Church
I immediately had a stitch
in my side and a tear in my eye! Not many people can
weave everyday life events into side-busting humor and
then rip your heart out like Jeff Allen can. I believe
God led me to his material. I also heard him six
months later on Focus on the Family or the 700 club.
I’m familiar with Mark Lowery and Chonda Pierce, both
extremely talented but personally not compelling. I
see nothing wrong with entertainment, it’s great to
laugh, I do much of it. However, I do believe there is
a fine line between “entertaining people and getting
peoples attention” Jeff does both and he does it well.
Tammi Morris, Executive Director
Bridge of Hope of York County
Review of Lock the Door by Serious Comedy
"why is this guy not in a sitcom... I'll never
Review of Happy Wife, Happy Life®
Revisited by Serious Comedy
"An absolute must have comedy CD [and DVD]"
Review of Jeff Allen - Bananas by Serious
"Allen is a born again Christian and the last half of
his set on this comedy DVD is his profession of faith. He
tells how he has found God. Allen does it so honestly and
sincerely that you are captivated by his story and
definitely want to hear it to its conclusion. It is a
is a class act and a true gentleman. I appreciate his
love for Christ that came through both in talking to him
about his family and his work. Everyone commented on the
wonderful performance and how good it was to just laugh
and have a good time.
C. Mayes, CEO, BlueCreek Investment Partners
the years I have had the opportunity to work with many
excellent entertainment professionals during our annual
meetings, and this was by far my most positive
experience... I cannot adequately express to you how
much everyone enjoyed your performance after our awards
—Steve Mason, Vice President, Operations Services
"No better funny and inspirational speaker"
can’t say enough abut the “Jeff Allen
& Friends” comedy concert we hosted at
Mandarin Christian Church! The sound of laughter
that filled our Worship Center still lingers in
the air. The outreach program Jeff has designed
is a wonderful opportunity for churches. Our folks
gobbled up the two-for-one tickets and brought friends,
neighbors, relatives and co-workers. Jeff Allen
& Friends provided us [with] a wonderful opportunity
for our folks to invite those “hard to reach”
people to the church.
Dennis A. Bratton, Senior Minister
can honestly say Jeff Allen truly was the best performer,
or better stated Minister of Laughter that we have
ever had. He brought the house down with his incredible
humor; he’s the funniest guy I’ve ever
heard. Not only was his humor wonderful but also
testimony of faith in Christ was so very touching.
L. Liberator, Associate Pastor
an amazing evening we had with Jeff Allen... Jeff
also does a great job of weaving his personal testimony
about his relationship with Christ into his program.
One minute you are rolling with laughter...the next
you can hear a pin drop as he shared how Christ
has changed his life...and the next you are again
holding your sides as you laugh.
Ray, Senior Associate Pastor
routine at the National Prayer Breakfast was very
well received. Many of the thousands in attendance
complained of severe abdominal pain from chronic
laughter. Your good, clean humor was perfect! You
brought the house down and your testimony was direct
Wamp, Member of Congress
whole-heartedly recommend Jeff for any event you
may be planning. You will be blessed!
Bledsoe, Program Director
"A truly inspirational comedian!"
not only had everyone belly laughing
with tears streaming down, but he also provided
a way for each of us to take a serious look at life
through the relief of comedy.
W. Weimer, Executive Vice President & COO
of the goals [of our conference of pastors of large
churches from across America] are for the pastors to
relax and have fun. Boy...did we have fun during the
time of Jeff’s presentation! It was virtually 70 minutes
of continuous laughter and tears.
R. Brammer, Senior Minister
Inspirational Bio (PDF)