City Steam Brewery Cafe Presents: Jay Black Recently seen on Showtime

Fri, Sep 28, 2018
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

City Steam Brewery Cafe Presents: Jay Black Recently seen on Showtime

with Sharon Simon and Paul Ollinger

In 2007, Jay Black left teaching to pursue writing and stand-up full time.

Since then, he has headlined at close to 300 colleges, scoring three nominations and one win as the nation's top college comedian.

He has appeared as a comic on Showtime, A&E, Fox, the CBC, and NBC. Jay has also performed at some of the most prestigious clubs in the country, from the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana in Atlantic City to the world famous Los Angeles Improv.

Jay has opened for several celebrity comedians, including Joel McHale, Carlos Menica, D.L. Hughley, Sinbad, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Christopher Titus.

In 2010, Jay was given the opportunity to work with the US Army on the "I Am Strong" tour, traveling overseas to entertain the troops.

He's met equal success as a writer, selling his first screenplay in 2008 and working heavily as one of Hollywood's most sought-after "punch-up" writers, making your favorite movies even funnier.

Jay's comedy is funny for two reasons: 1. he's a keen observer of the absurd and 2. he's desperate to never have to go back and teach again!

Sharon Simon

Sharon is a City Steam favorite who has recently featured on Saturday Night Live and is a regulare at the Broadway Comedy Club

Paul Ollinger

Paul Ollinger is a graduate of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He was one of the first 250 employees of Facebook where he served as VP of Sales for the Western United States. Somewhere in between he spent two years performing stand-up comedy full-time in Los Angeles, CA, opening for some of the biggest names in the business.

Today Paul writes, performs comedy and speaks widely on work, wealth and purpose. Specifically, he uses humor to help other with their work lives and sales quotas. His first book, You Should Totally Get an MBA: A Comedian’s Guide to Top U.S. Business Schools, will be released in April 2016.