Jake Manning is a pro wrestler, show producer, podcaster and a stand up comedian. Jake feels like a “Stranger in a Southern Land” because he moved to Charlotte for a 3 month internship that has now turned into a 10 plus year residency. Jake is able to articulate why he constantly feels like a visitor in a city that is now his home. His feelings of awkwardness are also expressed when he talks about his misadventures in love, his missteps in the world of performance art and his tales of wrestling as an over grown boy scout known as the “Man Scout” Jake Manning.

On top of his busy pro wrestling & comedy schedule Jake also produces 2 monthly comedy shows in the Charlotte Area, All Organic Comedy Show at The Evening Muse & Craft Comedy Series at Cabarrus Brewing Co.