Big Jay Oakerson
, Joe Derosa
Writer, actor, and standup comedian Joe DeRosa has become a favorite on the comedy circuit. His brand of comedy mixing brutal honesty and frustration at the workings of the world has won over comedy fans, radio listeners, and TV audiences nationwide.
In February 2013 Joe taped his second half hour special for Comedy Central, and in April he will record his third standup comedy album “You Will Die.” His first two standup albums, “The Depression Auction” and “Return of The Son of The Depression Auction,” were released on Comedy Central records in 2010 and 2011 respectively. DeRosa also created, wrote, and starred in Official Comedy’s 2013 web series We Should Break Up and The Warner Sound’s 2012 web series What Are We Waiting For? In 2011 he directed and, along with fellow comedians Bill Burr and Robert Kelly, co-wrote and starred in the short film CHEAT, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival that year. Simon and Schuster released a book based on the film, which was written by the three, in October 2012.
DeRosa can currently be seen on History Channel's I Love the 1880's, and has appeared on HBO’s Bored To Death, FX’s Louie, IFC’s Z-Rock, E’s Chelsea Lately, and DirecTV’s The Artie Lange Show. He is a regular on Sirius XM’s The Opie and Anthony Show and Fox News’ Redeye with Greg Gutfeld. He headlines comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been featured at South By Southwest, The Montreal Comedy Festival, The Moontower Comedy Festival, The New York Comedy Festival, Bonnaroo, and The Great American Comedy Festival.
Comedian Big Jay Oakerson currently has a full length, digital-only 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 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", HBO's "P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy, " FX’s “Louie.” and most recently “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
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." Jay was the guest on episode 255 of WTF with Marc Maron and can also be heard on radio shows such as “The Artie Lange show” & “Ron & Fez.” His own podcast “Legion of Skanks” is available on itunes.
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