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Jack Hull

Jack Alfred Hull III was born on Friday the 13th, August in 1976. His mother had developed eclampsia and her body was rejecting the fetus. He was born two months premature and given little chance of surviving. After a few months in the hospital, he was taken home to San Diego, California where his father was stationed in the Navy.

After a few years, he was returned to his birthplace of Elkhart, Indiana and was enrolled in school at Jimtown. Jack was considered an outcast amongst his classmates. He did, however, play little league baseball and was already a writer at a young age. In junior high and high school, Jack joined many extracuricular teams including academic teams, football and wrestiling and was voted to the student council, despite the fact that his grades were poor and he lacked interest in his classes. Jack was also the lead singer of a rock band made up of other classmates.

After graduation, Jack gained employment with a local factory. He spent most of his weekends. and his paychecks, going to concerts, partying and pissing his money away. He worked various other jobs (insurance agent, tech. support for an internet company) while becoming a lead singer in another band. After playing for a few years and becoming unsuccessful at finding a proper chemistry, they called it quits.

Jack was encouraged by friends to 'do something in comedy'. He enrolled in classes at The Second City in Chicago and quickly became the star student. In a group of classes that demanded audition pieces to be accepted into advancing courses, Jack advanced from a group of 27 down to a group of four. His class was then told that four wasn't enough to continue working for the next big project and would have to take a semester off to wait for other students to catch up. It was during this hiatus that Jack would run into an old friend.

While passing a dive, country and western bar, Jack noticed that the sign read, "Live comedy - John Osborne". Jack and John had gone to high school together. Jack stopped in to see the show. John was doing band breaks during Nascar races for stage time. John invited Jack to join the workshop at the South Bend Funny Bone comedy club. After a few months, Jack took the stage for the first time and became addicted. Jack was quickly recruited as an original member of the Regional Insanity comedy troupe; a group of stand-up comics that traveled to dive bars all over the midwest telling jokes. Jack also continued to work at the Funny Bone, sharing the stage with the likes of Dave Attell, Sean Rouse, Jim Florentine, James Johann, Billy Gardell, Mark Gross, Jimmy Schubert, Mike Merryfield and Tom Simmons.

Jack now creates films as well as performs and is a co-founding member of the Michiana based "Political Stag Party" comedy troupe. They perform stand-up, improv, live sketch and show films at their live shows.

Jack's material is mostly about debunking social idiocies and sharing personal stories from his life.