Big Jay Oakerson is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host. He was born on December 7, 1977, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Blackwood, New Jersey.
Oakerson began his comedy career in the late 1990s, performing at clubs and venues throughout New York City. He quickly gained a reputation for his sharp wit, irreverent humor, and engaging stage presence.
In the years since, Oakerson has become one of the most respected and sought-after comedians working today. He has appeared on numerous TV shows, including "Comedy Central Presents," "The Jim Gaffigan Show," and "This Is Not Happening." He has also acted in movies such as "Top Five" and "The Departed."
In addition to his live performances and acting work, Oakerson is also a prolific writer and podcaster. He has written for shows like "TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest" and "Web Junk 20," and he hosts several popular podcasts, including "The SDR Show" and "Legion of Skanks," which he co-hosts with fellow comedians Luis J. Gomez and Dave Smith.
Throughout his career, Oakerson has gained a reputation as a fearless and uncompromising comedian, willing to tackle even the most taboo or controversial topics. His humor is often dark, confrontational, and unapologetic, but it is also deeply intelligent and thought-provoking.
Today, Oakerson continues to tour the country, performing stand-up comedy to sold-out crowds and releasing new material on his comedy albums. He remains one of the most respected and innovative comedians working today, known for his fearless approach to comedy and his unique voice in the industry.