About Jay Phillips
Straight out of our nation's capitol, Jay
got his first big break on radio as the cohost
of Baltimore's successful WXYZ
morning show and was soon voted
Baltimore Magazine's Comedian of the
Year. After moving to Hollywood, well known from his explosive performance on HBO's 'Russell
Simmons Def Comedy Jam', Phillips followed up his stand up success with performances on
'The Late Late Show', 'Jimmy Kimmel Live’, Showtime's ‘Comedy At The 420’, Live at Gotham
and many other televised performances. - Jay landed a leading role opposite Will Ferrell,
Woody Harrelson and Andre 3000 in the New Line feature ‘Semi-Pro’. That lead to a steady
stream of Film and Television appearances keeping Jay on TV daily for the last decade.
Stand Up Comedian-
Since Variety Magazine labeled him 'Top Comics To Watch', Jay phillips is one of the top stand
up comedians headlining the country right now. Appearing on dozens of TV shows that
showcase the great art of stand up, Jay has had many memorable performances. From the
Showtime special Comedy At The 420, HBO Def Comedy Jam, 5 times on BET Comic View,
STARZ 1st Amendment, the Late Night circuit and many more, Jay has become a well rounded
and respected in the craft.
Using Stand up as a springboard, the DC AREA native branched off to become a very well
rounded actor. After studying with Hollywoods top acting coaches for years, he has found
himself breaking out starring in major films, network television shows and national
The movies Semi-Pro, Baby Mama and Prom Night all debuted #1 in the box office and remain
in constant rotation on cable to this day. Episodes of The Shield, 10 Things I Hate About You
and The Soul man are all in current rotation. A new documentary called DYING LAUGHING is in
film festivals currently and has Jay featured in it, following the plight of the stand up comedian.
Jay Phillips mass appeal has landed him as the face of many major brands in national
commercial campaigns. He has represented McDonalds, Aflac, Kia, Lotto and many more,
even having a Super Bowl commercial for Carmax in 2013.
Jay Phillips has lend his talents to many projects as a writer and producer. In 2014 credits
included Writer/Consultant on the Critics Choice Awards ( writing for monologue and
segments). NBC also hired Jay as a producer to create the pilot #Funny that is still up for
possible syndication. BET hired Jay to segment produce the called THE XPERIMENT that aired
daily in 2015. Currently Jay has been hired as a writer on the BOUNCE TV shows IN THE CUT
and the networks number one show FAMILY TIME.