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16 & over
Description: 12 Comedians vie for a spot on Comedy Central's national televised new faces comedy show. Hosted by Big Jay Oakerson.
Jay Oakerson: Jay Oakerson currently has a new full length, digital-only album, An American Storyteller on COMEDY CENTRAL Records. Jay'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 Standup New York, is a one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock 'n' roll hilarity.
Jay has emerged as one of the most sought after attractions in the industry. Only a ten-year veteran in the world of stand-up, he has already performed at two of the most prestigious festivals in the business, the “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival in Montreal and the HBO “U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.”
Jay is recognized from many of his television appearances, most recently 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, half-hour special” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” multiple appearances on BET's “Comic View” and HBO’s “P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy.”
This past summer Jay performed his 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.
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.