Self-deprecating, slyly dark, and always eager to subvert audience expectations, Jay began his stand-up career as a freshman at North Carolina’s Elon University. Now a regular performer at famed Sunset Strip institution the Comedy Store, Jay credits his time as part of their famed insult competition "Roast Battle" with helping him tap into his true comedic voice, become a better joke-writer, and elevate his confidence as a performer...not to mention score the opportunity to open for Dave Chappelle. Onstage Jay may look like the clean-cut, naïve boy next door and readily admit, “I suffer from camp-counselor face!” But as crowds quickly learn, he doesn’t shy from discussing his sheltered religious upbringing or the formative lessons learned along his path to sobriety. In addition to making the finals of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle II: War of the Words, Jay has appeared on the network’s Not Safe with Nikki Glaser and HBO’s Project Greenlight. Most recently he’s honed his improv skills at emerging L.A. venue The Pack Theater, and in 2018 became both a contributing writer for Pete Holmes’ HBO series Crashing and staff writer for the Discovery Channel’s BattleBots reboot. His writing credits also include Fox’s MasterChef, MasterChef Jr., and Domino Masters, the CW’s Legends of the Hidden Temple, and contributions to the Comedy Central Roasts of Rob Lowe, Bruce Willis, and Alec Baldwin. Aside from touring clubs, music venues and colleges across the country, other stand-up credits include South by Southwest, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Motor City Comedy Festival, and the Blue Whale Comedy Festival. His debut comedy album “Good Guy with a Gun” reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. In the podcasting realm, Jay puts his film degree to use every Monday morning on Blockbusting with Jay Light.Guests then dissect a movie they don’t consider a personal favorite – no gimmicks, no remorse, no punches pulled. Everything may be subjective in comedy, but on Blockbusting unpopular opinion rules.