Over the airwaves or on the stage, Jay's relentless confidence and amazing command can win over almost anyone. Known as a master of crowd work and dirty jokes, he specializes in honest and hilarious stories from his own rock-and-roll lifestyle. You can hear Jay on "The Bonfire" on Comedy Central's SiriusXM channel, you can see him on Netflix, or (best of all) you can see him headline the DC Improv for a fifth time.
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- Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
- There is a two-item minimum per ticket. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items. (The two-item minimum does not apply to comedy classes.)
- For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows. Early shows are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Late shows have assigned seating, and assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. The earlier you buy tickets, the better your seats will be (i.e. closer to the stage). Click here for a more detailed explanation of seating policies.
- For our lounge, all shows regardless of start time are seated by time of arrival.
Comedian Big Jay Oakerson has been a stand out at comedy and music festivals around the world for the last 2 decades including Just For Laughs Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver & Sydney Australia, Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest, the New York Comedy Festival, SXSW, Moontower Festival, North By Northeast, and Mayhem Festival among others. Jay has also appeared on multiple television shows including his first one hour special "Live At Webster Hall" which premiered on Comedy Central in June of 2016 followed by his own half-hour special on Netflix which premiered in 2018 as part of the hit series “The Degenerates” . He is the host and creator of the all crowd work show "What's Your F#$king Deal?!” which streamed on NBC's Seeso. Other appearances include FX’s “Louie”, Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer”, "The Late Show" With Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s "The Comedy Jam" & "This Is Not Happening" as well as the hit IFC show “Z-Rock”. Jay has recorded three albums, "An American Storyteller” and two volumes of "The Crowdwork Sessions” all available on Comedy Central records. He is currently the co-host of The Legions of Skanks & The SDR Show podcasts on Gas Digital Network and of The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, on Comedy Central Radio on SiriusXM.