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Big Jay Oakerson Hitting the Road with KORN!


Comic Strip Live! favorite Big Jay Oakerson, fresh off his latest CD release (2009’s An American Storyteller) is hitting the road in support of large-scale arena metal band Korn!

Big Jay, one of the stars of the IFC hit show “Z-Rock” is a New York staple who has found a way to translate real-life stories into gut-busting laughter. With precise timing and a niche for being conversational even in the most hostile environments, Jay has found success on a national-level culminating in the release of his Comedy Central Presents: Big Jay Oakerson half hour special.

The summer swing will dubbed the Jagermeister Tour and the Mayhem Festival. Jay will host the series of shows doing comedy at the top and telling stories between the bands.

Here is a list of the cities where you can catch Big Jay and Korn this summer.

5/2 North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
5/3 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
5/4 Louisville, KY @ Expo 5
5/6 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
5/7 Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
5/8 Lewiston, ME @ Colisee
5/10 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
5/12 Scranton, PA @ Scranton Cultural Centre at Masonic Temple
5/14 Waterloo, IA @ McElroy Auditorium
5/15 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
5/17 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
5/18 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
5/20 Rochester, MN @ Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
5/21 Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
5/22 Rapid City, SC @ Rushmore Theatre
5/23 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
5/25 Kansas City, MO @ Upton Theater
5/26 Grand Island, NE @ Heartland Events Center
5/28 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
5/29 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden Amphitheater
5/30 Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
6/1 Laredo, TC @ Laredo Entertainment Center
6/2 Lubbock, TX @ The Pavilion
6/4 Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater
6/5 Magna, UT @ The Great Saltair
6/7 Medford, OR @ Main 1 Arts Center
6/8 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
6/10 San Diego, CA @ 4th & B Concert Theater
6/11 Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Theater
6/12 Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort
7/10 San Bernadino, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen
7/11 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
7/13 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater Southeast
7/14 Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
7/17 Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
7/18 Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheater
7/20 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/21 Cincinatti, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/23 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/24 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theater
7/25 Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau
7/27 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
7/28 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/30 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Theater
7/31 Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/1 Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
8/3 Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
8/4 Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheater
8/6 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
8/7 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
8/8 Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/10 Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheater
8/11 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
8/13 Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
8/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater

And to find out when you can catch Big Jay live at the World Famous Comic Strip Live!, be sure to keep an eye on our schedule!

Congrats Big Jay!

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Downtown comes Uptown at the Comic Strip: Urban Myth Storytelling!


If you had made plans to come to the Comic Strip Live! tonight, CONGRATULATIONS, you are in for a special treat!

In addition to the hilarious announced stand-up sets of Lenny Marcus, Ted Alexandro & Marina Franklin, you are going to be treated to another edition of the very popular downtown comedy series: “Urban Myth”. Presented by the hilarious D.C. Benny, tonight’s line-up of story-tellers include: one of the stars of the popular VH1 show “Z-Rock”, Big Jay Oakerson, from Comedy Central Vic Henley and the Emmy Award-Winning host of the Discovery Channel show “Cash Cab”, Ben Bailey!

Doors open at 7:30 pm tonight and the laughs kick off at 8:00 pm!

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Big Jay Oakerson: An American Storyteller – Out Now!


Comic Strip Live! favorite Big Jay Oakerson’s new album An American Storyteller was unleashed on the world yesterday via iTunes!

The comedian, originally from Philadelphia, taped the record last summer here in New York and thanks in part to his recurring character on the hit IFC show “Z-Rock”, Big Jay looks to have picked the perfect time to deliver this new collection of jokes to his ever-increasing fanbase.

Check out the new record on iTunes and be sure to check out the Comic Strip calendar to find out when you catch Big Jay live!

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