The son of a schizophrenic mother and alcoholic father, Jay Whitecotton has survived five years of homelessness, countless bad relationships, and two shootings. A total disregard for authority has gotten him fired from many jobs, while his lack of concern about money has made him comfortably broke. He would have gone to college had his savings not been stolen by his dad so he could “start a new family”.
While none of this has led to a successful medical practice or law firm, they have greatly enabled him for Stand Up Comedy. In just a few short years Jay has managed to feature some A and B clubs nationally, as well as headline some truly awful “venues” no letter in the alphabet could fully represent. Though he’s managed to work with some of his favorite comedians including Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, and Doug Stanhope, his proudest achievement is losing a local comedy competition for bringing his own judges, a 40 person Gospel Atheist Choir, and Jesus Christ to the stage.
Jay Whitecotton’s accomplishments include winning the ‘Texas State University Stand Up Competition’, finalist in the equally non-prestigious ‘Funniest in South Texas Competition’, appeared at 2013?s Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and performed on the majority of the unofficial SXSW showcases put on by Stand Up Records. His columns have made featured status at altweeklies.com and can be found in Backbeat Magazine, the Vent Nation, and Weird Magazine. Also he was voted ‘Best Comedian of 2012? by the Current’s ‘Best of San Antonio’ Poll.
Currently, Jay Whitecotton performs with the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour between long naps and studying how to craft better jokes.