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Jay Washington

Jay Washington

A professional wrestler turned stand -up comedian, Jay Washington’s antics during wrestling promo’s and in-ring interviews made it almost natural for him to make the transition from the squared circle to the stage.

Jay first hit the stage at Chicago’s famous Checkerboard Lounge during their “Too Much Talent Tuesdays” showcase. He was picked to compete for Comedy Central‘s “UP NEXT“ Talent Search.

Jay‘s performed in various comedy festivals and has worked in various comedy clubs and venues around the country. With quick wit, high energy, lovable personality and size he is not only impressionable but also very memorable.

Jay Washington made a name for himself as he has performed at, created and hosted monthly events including “Laughing Insanity“ at the world famous Laugh Factory in Chicago. Jay has traveled the country headlining and featuring on various stages at comedy clubs and venues.

Jay has opened the stage and performed with the likes of Tony Rock, Tommy Davidson, Lil‘ Rel, Robert Kelly, Adam Ferrara, Dante Nero, Loni Love, just to name a few. He has also been featured on various podcasts, various commercials, heard on Sirius XM and seen on YouTube Red, Screen Junkies and the NERDIST network. He is the former host of the radio show “Educated Insanity,” current co-host of the Trusty Sidekick Podcast. He can also be seen in the Spike Lee Joint "Chi-raq" and the upcoming films "Imperfections" and "Landline" with Tom Arnold and Jim O'heir.