Comedy Central's New Faces Showcase
16 & over
12 Comedians vie for a spot on Comedy Central's national televised new faces comedy show. Hosted by Big Jay Oakerson.
Comedian Big Jay Oakerson has a new full length album “An American Storyteller” on Comedy Central Records. Oakerson’s story-based style of stand-up comedy got its start after a series of dead-end jobs, including driving strippers and escorts around his hometown of Philly. Now the New York City resident has made comedy his full-time job, flooring audiences with true tales of odd threesomes and bizarre sexual encounters. “An American Storyteller,” recorded at Stand-Up New York, is an one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n’ roll hilarity.
Oakerson is recognized from many of his television appearances, most recently on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon and his starring role on 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 include Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend, ” “Comedy Central Presents” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, ” along with multiple appearances on BET’s “Comic View” and HBO’s “P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy.”
The past summers for Jay have been busy ones — he performed stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a million screaming rock n’ roll fans by 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 has been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron and “The Artie Lange Show.” He is a fan favorite on “Ron & Fez” on Sirius XM and his own podcast “Legion of Skanks” is available on itunes.
Luis J Gomez:
Luis J. Gomez is a stand up comedian, writer, and actor. You can see him perform stand up comedy regularly all over New York City just about every night. He’s been a featured performer on MTV2′s “Guy Code”, Comedy Central’s “Funaticos!”, Comedy Time Latino, and The New York Comedy Festival. He co-wrote "Legion of Skanks", a pilot script that was featured in 2011's Montreal Just For Laughs' "Pitch 'Til Your Sides Split". You may have also seen him on IFC’s “Z-Rock” and in commercials for The People’s Court Raw and Gillette Fusion Proglide!
Beyond Luis' stand up comedy and acting background he is an avid mixed martial arts fan! He created and hosts the popular MMA podcast Hammerfisting on the RiotCast Network and he is a regular fixture at MMA events all over the country. His larger than life personality and "in-your-face" sense of humor have made him a favorite amongst fans and fighters alike! He is also a contributing writer for Fox News Latino and MMAoutlook.com.