“Big Irish” Jay Hollingsworth is a stand-up comedian who started in Boston, MA where he was named “Best Comedy Export” by the Boston Examiner. Since leaving Boston, Jay has gone on to win the March Comedy Madness competition as well as being a finalist in multiple comedy competitions including the Manger’s Comedy Festival, Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, the Shades of Laughs Comedy Competition and the Bend International Comedy Competition.
As a featured guest on some of the top rated podcasts in the country such as the “About Last Night” podcast and the “You Know What Dude”, as well as multiple appearances on Greg Fitzsimmon’s “Fitzdog Radio” and Doug Benson’s “Doug Loves Movies” – Jay has made his mark as a comics’ comic. Jay made a special appearance on Benson’s Doug Loves Movies: Live In the PacificNorthwest podcast, which rose to #1 on the iTunes comedy album chart.
Jay is the creator and host of the hit live show True Story which features comedians presenting their stand-up, followed by a take-no-prisoners Q&A that examines which elements are true and what’s been manipulated for comedic effect. By fusing the forensic with the funny, Hollingsworth illuminates the back-stories behind the tall tales, offering a rare glimpse inside the craftsmanship of comedy. The True Story show has been featured at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival as well as the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival.