“Big Irish” Jay Hollingsworth is a stand-up comedian who started in Boston, MA where he was named “Best Comedy Export” by the Boston Examiner. Since leaving Boston, Jay has gone on to win the March Comedy Madness competition as well as being a finalist in multiple comedy competitions including the Manger’s Comedy Festival, Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, the Shades of Laughs Comedy Competition and the Bend International Comedy Competition.
As a regular on Russell Simmons All Def Digital as well as a featured guest on some of the top rated podcasts in the country such as the “About Last Night” podcast and the “You Know What Dude”, as well as multiple appearances on Greg Fitzsimmon’s “Fitzdog Radio” and Doug Benson’s “Doug Loves Movies” – Jay has made his mark as a comics’ 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.”
GARY GULLMAN: (Comedy Central, Dane Cook's Tourgasm) - "Ballsy and very, very funny."
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…”
RYAN GOLDFINGER: (Manager at the Tempe Improv) - “We had Jay recently in Tempe, and I can say on behalf of the club that he stole the show. Not only was he funnier than the well known headliner, he was at all times a respectful professional.”
CHRIS FRANJOLA: (Comedian, writer & roundtable member on Chelsea Lately) – “Great dude. The real deal.”