September 28 - September 29

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

with Sharon Simon and Paul Ollinger

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.

09/29/2018 7:00 PM

Door Time: 5:30 PM

Other Showtimes
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  • Seating is determined they day of the show based upon the chronological order that tickets were purchased. Consideration is given to party size. Requests are welcome but no guarantees are made. Guests must be at least 21 years of age with valid government-issued photo ID to attend all performances. Tickets are not transferable and retain no cash value.
  • Online ticket purchases CANNOT be redeemed with a discount voucher. In the event you have a voucher, please call 860-525-1600 to make reservations.
  • All seating arrangements are final !
  • All guests must exhibit appropriate conduct during the live performance. If you are disruptive to other patrons, you may be approached by a manager. If approached a second time, you may be asked to leave without refund.
  • Full menu and Bar available throughout the majority of each show. Service is offered tableside only.
  • No separate checks. Only guests seated at the bar may order from the bartender.
  • No Frozen Drinks. Never a drink minimum.
  • Food and beverage is not included with the price of admission.
  • Parties of 8 or more are recommended/requested to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the 8pm Friday and 7pm Saturday shows if you wish to have full dinners, so that we may have ample time before the show begins to offer exemplary foodservice.
  • Doors open 90 minutes prior to showtime for the 8pm Friday show and 7pm Saturday show.
  • Doors open 30 minutes prior for Saturday 10pm show.
  • Performers subject to change.
  • Weather Disclaimer: Refunds for admission will only be considered if the State of CT closes major roads into the City of Hartford (I84 or I91). In this event, you will also have the option of forwarding your ticket purchase as a credit towards a future show.
  • 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

    Paul Ollinger