“Big Irish” Jay Hollingsworth started his stand-up career in Boston, MA where he was recently named “Best Comedy Export” by the readers of the Boston Examiner. Since leaving Massachusetts, Jay has starred in the movie Comics BBQ and has been a finalist in multiple comedy competitions including the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, The Shades of Laughs Comedy Competition, Magners USA Comedy Festival and the Bend International Comedy Competition.
Jay is the creator and host of the hit live show True Story which features comedians presenting their stand-up, followed by a take-no-prisoners Q&A that examines which elements are true and what’s been manipulated for comedic effect. By fusing the forensic with the funny, Hollingsworth illuminates the back-stories behind the tall tales, offering a rare glimpse inside the craftsmanship of comedy. The True Story show has been featured at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival as well as the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival.
As a featured guest on some of the top rated podcasts in the country – including multiple appearances on Greg Fitzsimmon’s Fitzdog Radio and Doug Benson’s Doug Loves Movies – Jay has made his mark as a comics’ comic. He made a special appearance on Benson’s Doug Loves Movies: Live In the PacificNorthwest podcast, which rose to #1 on the iTunes comedy album chart. In 2012 Jay started his own podcast entitled The HollingsWorthless Podcast which has been met with rave reviews.
Catch Jay when you get a chance, he is a true drinking man’s comic.
What others have said about Jay Hollingsworth:
RICHARD LEWIS: (Comedian, actor & author) – “He’s sensational. He’s great. This guy is going to be big. He’s already on his way. He’s a big star and he will be a big big bigger star.”
D.L. HUGHLEY: (Comedian, The Hughleys, The Kings of Comedy, CNN) – “Jay is funny, original & edgy.”
LOUIE ANDERSON: (Comedian, 2-time Emmy Award winner) – “Jay is a great joke writer.”
GREG FITZSIMMONS: (Comedian, 4-time Emmy winner, television writer/producer, author & radio host ) – “Big Irish Jay is a massive 6’8? ill-formed host of the Parlor Live. He’s a master of several martial arts and a good comedian. Solid guy, positive energy. I can’t imagine he has a lot of sex…”
CHRIS FRANJOLA: (Comedian, writer & roundtable member on Chelsea Lately) – “Great Dude. The real deal, which is always great to see. Young guy who is really funny and great stage presence. This won’t be the last time we work together.”