About Jay Phillips
Straight out of our nation’s capitol, Jay got his first big break on radio as the co-host of Baltimore’s successful WXYZ morning show and was soon voted Baltimore Magazine’s Comedian of the Year. He was a breakout success at the HBO Comedy Festival after becoming one of the top draws in the college market. He then caught the industry’s attention in his recurring role on the Fox series ‘The Daily Habit’ through his hysterical sketch work and later in a dramatic role as “Jamani Phipps” on the FX drama ‘The Shield.’ 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’ and Showtime’s ‘Big Black Comedy Show’ – then landed a leading role opposite Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson and Andre 3000 in the New Line feature ‘Semi-Pro’.
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.
Mind of The Quiet Dude – Comedy Album • Def Comedy Jam • HBO Live at Gotham • Comedy Central Comic view • BET 1st Amendment Stand UP • Starz The Funny Spot – TV series • Laffapalooza – Comedy Central • The Big Black Comedy Show • Jimmy Kimmel Live • Phat Comedy Tuesdays, vol. 3 • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn – CBS • Stand up and Deliver • NUVO Laff Mobs’ WE Got Next • Aspire Comedy At the 420 • Showtime Off the Chain • Bounce TV Chelsea Lately • TV Series Comics Unleashed • TV Series One Mic Stand – BET
Using Stand up as a springboard, the DC AREA native branched off to become a very consistent 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 commercials. 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.
Semi-Pro • Prom Night • Baby Mama • Kath & Kim – NBC • The Shield – FX • The Daily Habit – Fuel TV • The Eastmans – FOX • 10 Things I hate About You – ABC Family • The Soul Man – Tv Land • The Breakdown – TV Movie BrkDwn – Bounce TV • #Funny – NBC The Cleaners • Crackle Weekend at the DL – Comedy Central
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.
Critics Choice Awards 2014 #Funny – NBC • Family time – TV One