417 Magazine’s reigning Entertainer of the Year, Jeff Houghton is an improviser, writer, actor, and stand up comedian living in Springfield, MO. Originally from Iowa City, IA Jeff graduated from the University of Iowa in 2000.
Shortly after graduation Jeff began working for the Late Show with David Letterman appearing in numerous nationally televised sketches. Jeff has been performing the Skinny Improv Mainstage show for over 7 years and been hosting The Mystery Hour for 7 years. In addition, he can also be seen performing in the long form improvisation shows Use Your Words, The Jeff Show with Jeff Jenkins, and Trifecta with Jeff Jenkins and Amber Jones. His alter ego, Burt Machowski, periodically calls Skingo (Skinny Bingo).
In February 2011, Jeff moved to Los Angeles, where he hosted a late night talk show, ‘That Guy From…’ He has performed at the legendary Comedy Store, Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, and worked with Funny or Die. Jeff can be seen in television on Mad Men and We the People.
Jeff can be seen in numerous commercials and films and around the country performing stand up. Jeff also is a freelance writer for 417 Magazine, Convoy of Hope, and Fair City News satirical newspaper. Jeff’s blog about his exploits in LA was well read across the country and can be found here, The Mystery Year.