Jim Payne - Other Children's Entertainer - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Jim Payne

Other Children's Entertainer

(5 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Clean Stand Up Comedian
Country: United States
Based In: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Performs: Worldwide
From: $100
Jim Payne, Senior Citizen, Thinks He Is Funny, Specializing in Death, Taxes, and Bowel Movements. Two years stand up in the Raleigh/Durham area. Memoir, See Jimmy Run, recently published and available through Amazon. Linktr.ee/jimthinkshesfunny
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Standup Sets: 85 Year Old Senior Citizen, Repeating 3rd Grade, Riding in an Elevator, Toilet Tissue, Mask, Dogs, Guns, Being Married-Twice, Truck Stops, Restaurants, Dying, Fast Food, Dyslexia…
Storytelling Topics: Being Poor, Flunking 3rd Grade, Playing Baseball, Living in a Fire Station, Selling Cars, Managing a Restaurant, Teaching Preschool Children, Building a Privy, Working with Professional Football Players, Running for Public Office…
Workshops: Teaching children, teens and adults how to master a Rubik’s Cube, Ages 7-75.


I flunked out of third grade because I couldn’t read. After the second try, I still couldn’t read any better than I could the first go around. I graduated from high school illiterate, received a B.A. in Psychology and couldn’t read a newspaper. Presently as a Professor Emeritus, I read no better than 6th grade.
I received a doctorate with honors, wrote three of the largest selling text books in my field, became a Fulbright scholar to teach a theory I developed on how to help people achieve. The theory was presented at the American University in Cairo Research Conference and select ...

Reviews     (5 Reviews)

Jim Payne - Clean Stand Up Comedian - Chapel Hill, North Carolina Event Location: Devine’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, Durham, NC Event Type: Comedy Night 3rd April 2023
“Jim Payne is equal parts funnyman and captivating storyteller. I love the way he holds an audience.”
Reviewed by: Jenna Hall, Booker
Jim Payne - Clean Stand Up Comedian - Chapel Hill, North Carolina Event Location: Manly Girly Show, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Event Type: Manly Girly Show Podcast 17th February 2023
When you enter the house of Payne, you step through a portal in which time, feeling, and reason come together. A great way to enjoy a human experience.
Reviewed by: Arturo Lorenzo, Producer
Jim Payne - Clean Stand Up Comedian - Chapel Hill, North Carolina Event Location: The Idiot Box Comedy Club, Greensboro, North Carolina Event Type: Comedy Club 21st January 2023
Jim Payne delights the room. Audiences always enjoy his stories and just wanna hang out with him after the show. He’s a hoot!
Reviewed by: Jennie Stencel, Owner


Stand Up: New 2 years experience, 263 Open mics at 22 locations, 44 Showcases at 27 venues.
Workshops: Experienced, researched and seasoned 5 years experience, taught over 600 children, teens, and adults how to work a Rubik’s Cube, 4 States, Developed system-easiest way to solve Rubik’s Cube with manual, worksheets, and video.

Previous Clients

Goodnights Comedy Club
Raleigh, NC
Maverick’s Smokehouse and Taproom
Durham, NC
Korner Pocket
Raleigh, NC
Front Street Bottle Shop
Burlington, NC
Research Triangle Park, NC
Devine’s Intervention Comedy
Durham, NC
Catalan Tapas Bar
Cary, NC
Clouds Brewing Tap Room
Raleigh, NC
Burnt Barrel Wine Bar
Youngsville, NC
Moon Dog Meadery
Durham, NC
James Joyce
Durham, NC
Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub
Durham, NC
Idiot Box Comedy Club
Greensboro, NC
Moonlight Arts and Entertainment
Raleigh, NC

Suitable for

Casinos Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Festival / Outdoor Event Hotel Event Nightclub Event Nursing / Care Home Event Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event

Acting Experience

Promotional spot of the Ole Miss Golf Course featuring University of Mississippi professor James S. Payne. Directed by Matthew Graves. YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/xwCOypPjjIU

Physical Characteristics

Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Eyes: brown
Hair: white/gray

Meet the Act

Wanted to do stand up comedy since high school but, temporarily, put it on hold to earn a living and raise a family. Retired at 83 years of age, first performance, Durty Bull Brewing Comedy Open Mic, April 30, 2021, Durham, North Carolina.
Linktr.ee: jimthinkshesfunny
IG: jimthinkshesfunny
YouTube: jimthinkshesfunny
Twitter: JamesPayne4
Facebook: jim.payne.7545
Memoir recently published, See Jimmy Run, available Amazon

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