Jaz Kaner likes to write about himself in the third person. During the 1980’s and 90’s he was a touring professional comedian who would now rather be surfing. Jaz grew up in Hawaii, and has never recovered from that. He can hold his breath for three minutes, though it’s rarely necessary. Yes, his name “Jaz” is silly, but he’s luckier than his sister Polka.
Back before everyone had a computer, you could see Jaz on Showtime, MTV, and in just ONE movie – “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane” (as long as you didn’t blink). He’s written jokes for Jimmy Walker and Jay Leno, but not for himself. His name is on the wall at the Hollywood Comedy Store; Some say it’s vandalism.
Jaz Kaner has performed with The Beach Boys, Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, George Lopez and many others who soon forgot him. He’s written for magazines, newspapers, blogs, and a few times to get himself out of legal trouble.
Kaner is an avid musician (bass & guitar), and is still searching for the perfect wave. He currently owns Banzai Surf School in Huntington Beach, but would like to salvage his summers.