Jay Oakerson

Big Jay Oakerson

Big Jay Oakerson performing at The Stand in May 2016.
Born (1977-12-07) December 7, 1977
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medium Stand-up, radio, television
Website chentertainment.com

Jason M. "Big Jay" Oakerson (born December 7, 1977)[1] is an American comedian and actor.[2][3]

Life and career

Oakerson grew up in Philadelphia. He enrolled at Camden County Community College but left after a month to pursue comedy. He worked as a chauffeur/bouncer for strippers and children's parties to make ends meet.[4] He has opened for Dave Attell and toured with Korn before touring as a headliner.

His television credits include Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir, along with multiple appearances on BET's Comic View and HBO's P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy. He co-hosted Movies on Tap on Spike TV. He played Neil on the series Z Rock and appeared in the Pilot for Season 1 of Louie and Episode 6 from Season 3. Oakerson was the guest on episode 255 of WTF with Marc Maron.[5] He hosts a podcast called Legion of Skanks with Luis J.[6] Gomez and Dave Smith. He also co-hosts the podcast The SDR Show on Gas Digital Network's station with radio personality Ralph Sutton. On December 1, 2014, Oakerson headlined a free charity show for supporters of morning show Preston & Steve and radio station WMMR in Philadelphia for the annual Campout for Hunger which supports Philabundance.[7] In January 2015, Oakerson took part in a performance in aid of eliminating Parkinson's disease. On June 17, 2016, Oakerson released his first hour long special titled, Live At Webster Hall.[8]

"Big Jay" currently co-hosts The Bonfire on Sirius XM's Comedy Central station alongside Dan Soder. "The Bonfire" airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm. He also hosts Big Jay Oakerson's What's Your F@%king Deal?! on Seeso.

Personal life

Oakerson is separated from his wife Carla; they share custody of their daughter, Izabella.[9]

Oakerson is Jewish and has family members who survived the Holocaust.[10]


External links

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