Jay Light 2016 Variety stage

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Jay Light is a stand-up comic and writer originally from Texas, currently living in Los Angeles. He began his comedy career in North Carolina while attending Elon University, and has since performed all over the world, with notable appearances at SXSW, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, and the Cannes Film Festival. He has opened for the likes of Theo Von, Dana Carvey, and Dave Chappelle. Jay is a doorman at the world-famous Comedy Store, following in the footsteps of greats like Jim Carrey, Bill Hicks, David Letterman, Marc Maron, Sam Kinison, and many others. He is also a regular performer and co-producer on one of LA’s hottest shows, Roast Battle. The LA Weekly called him a “local eclectic noise maker.” His mom called him “not the son she thought she raised.”