OVER 2000 PERFORMANCES
With over 1000 shows as professional standup comedian, 600 shows mixing live sound, 250 theatrical performances, and 150 comedy shows as producer and MC, Jay has been an integral part of over 2000 performances. Toss in untold nights performing at comedy open mics, the time as technical director and board member for The Acting Company in Loveland, and employment as the General Manager for the largest dinner theater in Colorado, and the number of hours around the entertainment industry has made a career.
was a touring comedian for 10 years, performing over 1000 shows in 30
states, and was the featured performer at the Comcast/Comedy Central
Laugh-Off. He was also the New Talent Coordinator and one of the booking
agents for Wits End Comedy Club in Denver. Jay also produced over 40
comedy nights in 4 cities over 4 years with his company, Maximum Comedy.
Jay has been seen on many different Colorado stages, most recently in a staged reading of "Middletown" at Bas Bleu Theatre. Prior to that he played Father Mark in Midtown Arts Center's "Tony N' Tina's Wedding" and before that was his second production of "Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)", this time in 25 performances for Nonesuch Theater in Fort Collins. For a period of time, Jay was a Frankie specialist, having played the asthmatic leader of The Plaids in "Forever Plaid" in 32 performances for Nonesuch Theater and also in "Plaid Tidings" for 43 performances in two separate productions, also for Nonesuch Theater. Jay played "The Padre" in OpenStage's "Man of La Mancha". He played the title role in "Scapino", Jess/Jay in "Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)", Linus in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", Tom/Phyllis/Leslie in" Sylvia", Gary in "I Hate Hamlet", and Manley in "The Housekeeper, all for The Acting Company in Loveland. Jay has performed with the Greeley Stampede Troupe, The Mostlies, Larimer Chorale, and the original cast of Moonlighting Teachers. A full listing is below.
Jay has been the featured comedic actor in 10 commercials, including the 9News #RespecttheOrange campaign, promoting Denver Broncos Pre-Season Game with the San Francisco 49ers where he appeared with Miles, the Broncos mascot. Jay has done commercials for McDonalds, Starz (national commercial "Choice Cuts") and spots for "The Video Professor". He has probably been most seen in an on-going series of 8 different spots for Len Lyall Chevrolet in Denver, starting in 2012. He is represented by Maximum Talent in Denver for his commercial work.
Denver Broncos 9News #RespecttheOrange Commercial
Len Lyall Chevrolet - Commercials 6-8 as Lead Comedic Actor
Lyall Chevrolet - Commercials 4 and 5 as Lead Comedic Actor
Starz National Commercial - Lead Comedic Actor
TECHNICAL WORK IN THE THEATRE
Jay has spent considerable time behind the scenes, too, having designed sound for over 50 shows and lighting for a dozen. He has also worked as a professional stage hand at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center and has designed and/or operated sound/lights at:
Arts Center - Fort Collins
Jay was the General Manager and Marketing Manager for the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse for a year. He was on the board of The Acting Company in Loveland for 6 years and also served as their Marketing Director and Technical Director.
Jay is a published rap composer (Rap-Rap-Rapsody for Cottonwood Press,
available www.prufrock.com and amazon.com). He also recorded and mastered
the recording. Jay also recorded and mastered two comedy CD's, one for
Comedian Jeff Harms and the second for David Bubltiz.
THEATRE - TECH BIO (also see ACTING BIO above)