Comedian Big Jay Oakerson has had a massive year and it’s about to get bigger with today’s announcement that he will be the next guest on Ron Bennington’s prestigious comedy interview series, Unmasked.
Oakerson’s comedy career is exploding. He co-hosts SiriusXM’s newest comedy/talk/radio show- The Bonfire– on the Comedy Central channel with Dan Soder, he debuted a new television series, What’s Your Fucking Deal on Seeso, he just announced that his first hour special, Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall will premiere in June, and that’s all taken place in roughly the last year. The New York Times called him the Master of the Dirty Joke in 2014, and we recently called Big Jay comedy’s next big rock star.
This should be an outstanding episode of Unmasked– Oakerson has been a regular on Bennington’s daily radio show show for years, and has been a fan of the show even longer. Ron and Jay will talk about his new special, his radio show, his incredible year, and his career, on the next episode of Unmasked with Ron Bennington. Tickets are free but expected to sell out quickly. If you’d like to attend, you can read details on how to request free tickets below. The episode will tape in front of a live audience at The Stand comedy club in New York City on June 9 at 8pm. The Stand is located at 239 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 between 19th and 20th streets.
The Unmasked series documents the careers of the very best comedy writers, directors, filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, satirists, political comedians, comedic musicians and of course, stand up comedians in the business. With over 125 episodes so far, Unmasked is a veritable archive of the greatest comedy of our time. Past Unmasked guests have included Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart, Amy Schumer, Dan Aykroyd, Simon Pegg, Tracy Morgan, Paul Feig, Jim Jefferies, Gilbert Gottfried, Bobcat Goldthwait, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, David Brenner, Brian Regan, Louie Anderson, Patrice O’Neal and over 100 more comedy greats.
After the taping, The Stand will be hosting a special $5 Funnies show with Jay, Luis J. Gomez, Dan Soder, Dave Smith, Jim Florentine, & Mike Vecchione. You can get tickets for the after show through the Stand’s website. Tickets to Unmasked do not include admission to the $5 Funnies show (or vice a versa), these are completely separate events.
Request tickets fast because this is going to be a major event and tickets will go fast. If you would like to join Ron and Jay, here’s how to request tickets:
In addition to hosting “Unmasked”, Ron Bennington hosts a daily comedy talk show, “Bennington” with his co-host Gail Bennington on SiriusXM’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel from noon to 3pm et.