Comedian Big Jay Oakerson currently has a new full length, digital-only album, “The Crowd Work Sessions: What’s Your F@!?ng Deal?” on Comedy Central Records, recorded live at The Stand Comedy Club in New York City. His second album at the label is a follow up of his critically acclaimed “An American Storyteller.” He is also the co-host of The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, the first live weekly show for Comedy Central on SiriusXM.
Philadelphia born and raised Jay Oakerson, has risen the ranks of New York City comedy to become truly one of the best at the art of storytelling. Dubbed recently by the New York Times as a “Master of the Dirty Joke,” Jay has also mastered the art of Crowd Work.
Many may know Jay from his television appearances, most recently on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He is also known to many via the hit IFC show “Z-Rock,” where he received critical acclaim for his performance as “Neil,” the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club. His television credits also include Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “The Half Hour” as well as “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.” He’s appeared multiple times on BET’s “Comic View” and HBO’s “P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy.” His first hour stand-up special will be airing on Comedy Central in 2016.
Jay has been a stand out at comedy and music festivals around the world, including Just For Laughs in Montreal, Toronto and Austrailia. Additionally he has taken part in the New York Comedy Festival, South By Southwest, Moontower Festival in Austin, Tx., North By Northeast, Mayhem Festival among others. Jay will host the side Stage for the 2015 Funny or Die Oddball Festival.
With his quick wit and versatile voice, Marty DeRosa has blended his talent for stand up comedy and his love of pro wrestling to become a favorite of both critics and fans.
As a founding member of Comedians You Should Know, the premier independently run stand up showcase in Chicago, DeRosa has had a #1 comedy album on iTunes and has been recognized as an emerging talent by Time Out Chicago. He performs stand up all over the country which lead him to a partnership with pro wrestler Colt Cabana.
The duo also collaborate on the Mystery Science Theater meets pro wrestling project $5 Wrestling, multiple web series including Worst Promo Ever & Creative Has Nothing For You.
Wrestling With Depression, DeRosa’s critically acclaimed podcast, is an honest and humorous series of interviews with fellow comedians, wrestlers, and performers, reconciling the creative process with the daily struggle of depression. It has been profiled by Time Out Chicago, Comedy of Chicago and The Onion’s AV Club.
Marty has performed at comedy clubs and colleges throughout the country. You can catch him virtually every night of the week on a stage somewhere saying words into a microphone. Sometimes there isn’t a stage and a few times there wasn’t a microphone.
Lael O’Shaughnessy is a Chicago based stand-up comedian and writer. Lael’s brand of humor is goofy, dirty, and candid. Fast-rising star of the Chicago stand-up scene, Lael is a regular at the Laugh Factory and produces a popular weekly independent comedy showcase called High Dive Comedy, at the High Dive bar in Ukrainian Village. Lael got her start at The Drop Comedy Club in South Bend, IN, South Bend’s best comedy club located next to the local jail.