John Jacobs of Tampa News Force was recently featured on Tampa Bay Times for their coverage of the comedy open mic held every Tuesday at the Iberian Rooster in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL.
“There’s nothing like an audience to humble you,” says John Jacobs, 28, who co-hosts the SubCentral open mic, and who starred on the MTV series Are You the One? and The Challenge before “blowing all my money on drugs” and coming back to Tampa Bay. After some time as an Uber Eats driver and a janitor at a Powerhouse Gym, he’s back to making his living solely from comedy and has another MTV show in the works. “Still, I’ve been doing this 10 years and there’s nights at this mic when I’m dying and some off-the-street nobody is up there … and he’s killing.”