Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Big Jay Oakerson at Zanies...

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson
One of Comedy Central's featured comedians Big Jay Oakerson will headline at Zanies (1548 N. Wells) for THREE days only this week (Wed - Fri). Big Jay currently has a full length album on Comedy Central Records and tours nationally all over the country. This is a great opportunity to catch Oakerson's raw story-based style of stand-up comedy. Check out his bio below  then grab yourself some show tickets before they sell out.

"Oakerson is recognized from many of his television appearances, most recently on “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell”, " FX’s “Louie”, “Inside Amy Schumer” & “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He was also a featured storyteller on Comedy Central’s web series “This is Not Happening.” On the IFC show "Z-Rock," he received critical acclaim for his performance as "Neil," the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club. Past television credits include Comedy Central's "Premium Blend, " "Comedy Central Presents" and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," along with multiple appearances on BET's "Comic View", HBO's "P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy."

Jay has performed stand-up comedy at Comedy & Rock festivals all over the world. For over a quarter of a million screaming rock n' roll fans hosting Jager's Korn tour and Rock Star Energy Drink's Mayhem Fest. Jay wowed for a fourth time at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, performing on (and closing) the "Nasty Show" -- a festival favorite -- and took his performance to a whole new level with the debut of his solo show "The American Storyteller." Last year he was invited to JFL Sydney to perform at The Sydney Opera House.

Jay was the guest on episode 255 of WTF with Marc Maron and made appearances on “The Artie Lange Show” He is a fan favorite on “Ron & Fez” on Sirius XM & His own podcast’s “Legion of Skanks” & “The SDR (Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll) Show are available on iTunes."