Helium Presents: J-L Cauvin

In February 2003, halfway through his second year at Georgetown University Law Center, J-L Cauvin went to a bar near his apartment to battle depression in a healthy and productive way. He ended up seeing an amateur showcase of comedians at the bar that night and it ended up changing the world. J-L began inquiring how he could get some stage time and after following some leads he began performing at open mics at the end of that academic year. Quickly developing a knack for it, J-L was named Washington D.C.’s funniest college student, despite technically not being a college student, in March 2004 at a sold out show at the D.C. Improv.

After moving back to his native New York upon graduation from GULC, J-L continued to work harder and harder as a comic, all while working as an Assistant District Attorney during the day in the Bronx. With a few breaks coming his way in the form of being laid off from his last legal job and some television appearances, J-L has now made comedy his only source of income, if you do not consider a generous mom a source of income. He has traveled the country making everyone laugh, except for the state of Alabama, and was featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and NESN’s Comedy All Stars. His act is as diverse as his Haitian and Irish family and touches upon topics ranging from current events to relationship troubles to several dead-on impressions, including Barack Obama.

J-L’s has released two earlier CDs, 2006’s Racial Chameleon and 2008’s Diamond Maker, which are available on iTunes and on his website. He has also been featured in the book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jokes.

09/26/2021 7:00 PM
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J-L Cauvin is a veteran stand-up comedian who became an Internet sensation in 2020 with over 30 million views of his impressions and sketch videos, led by his Donald Trump. He has been seen and heard on The Late Late Show, Howard Stern, Marc Maron's WTF podcast, The Adam Carolla Show and ESPN radio. He has 6 stand-up albums to his credit and is recording his first special in October of 2021.


This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All minors will be wrist-banded or stamped and no alcohol will be served at the table. All parties must have valid ID to enter the building. Please note, there is a 2 item per person minimum in the showroom. Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime.)

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In February 2003, halfway through his second year at Georgetown University Law Center, J-L Cauvin went to a bar near his apartment to battle depression in a healthy and productive way. He ended up seeing an amateur showcase of comedians at the bar that night and it ended up changing the world. J-L began inquiring how he could get some stage time and after following some leads he began performing at open mics at the end of that academic year. Quickly developing a knack for it, J-L was named Washington D.C.’s funniest college student, despite technically not being a college student, in March 2004 at a sold out show at the D.C. Improv.

After moving back to his native New York upon graduation from GULC, J-L continued to work harder and harder as a comic, all while working as an Assistant District Attorney during the day in the Bronx. With a few breaks coming his way in the form of being laid off from his last legal job and some television appearances, J-L has now made comedy his only source of income, if you do not consider a generous mom a source of income. He has traveled the country making everyone laugh, except for the state of Alabama, and was featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and NESN’s Comedy All Stars. His act is as diverse as his Haitian and Irish family and touches upon topics ranging from current events to relationship troubles to several dead-on impressions, including Barack Obama.

J-L’s has released two earlier CDs, 2006’s Racial Chameleon and 2008’s Diamond Maker, which are available on iTunes and on his website. He has also been featured in the book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jokes.