As a professional wrestler from Chicago, Illinois, turned stand -up comedian, Jay Washington’s antics during wrestling promo’s and in-ring interviews, made it almost natural for him to make the transition from the squared ring to the stage.
Jay first hit the stage at Chicago’s famous Checkerboard Lounge during their “Too Much Talent Tuesday’s” showcase. He has competed in a variety of local and national competitions, including being hand picked in September 2013 to compete for Comedy Central‘s “UP NEXT“ competiton. He‘s performed in various comedy festivals and has worked in a various comedy clubs around the country. Jay’s quick wit, high energy, lovable personality, and size, make him not only impressionable but also very memorable.
Over the past year, Jay Washington, now known as “The Strong Man of Comedy“ has begun making a name for himself as he has created and host monthly events, including “Laughing Insanity“, at the world famous Laugh Factory in Chicago and “Laughter at the Lounge“ in Chicago‘s illustrious Hyde Park. Jay has traveled the country headlining and featuring on stages from Denver to Little Rock, Los Angeles to The Quad Cities.
Jay has opened the stage for the likes of Tony Rock, Tommy Davidson, Lil‘ Rel, Robert Kelly, Adam Ferrara, Dante Nero, Leon Rogers, The Tuskegee Airmen, Mark "Skippy" Price, and Rodney Perry just to name a few. He has also been featured on various podcasts and radio shows and co-host an Internet Radio show “Educated Insanity”.
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