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ABOUT JAY MOHR:
Comedian, actor, radio host and best selling author, Jay Mohr has been
performing stand‐up comedy since he was sixteen years old. With a career that has spanned over
three decades, Jay has become an artist that is very difficult to define. Never wanting to rest on his accomplishments, Jay has always pushed himself to be more
than just a comic.
After landing his dream job of Saturday Night Live, it appeared as though Jay had reached the
height of comedic success. Little did he know that just three years later, he would be cast
opposite Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire and that same year co‐star with Jennifer Anniston in Picture
Perfect. Now the world that knew "comedian Jay" was quickly introduced to the "actor Jay." Never
wanting to choose one career over the other, Mohr has brilliantly balanced both acting and stand‐up
comedy as roommates in his brain.
Additionally, he has continuously added other genres to his journey and wrote the best selling book
Gasping for Airtime about his time on SNL and his battle with panic attacks throughout his tenure
on the show. To this day the book remains a must read for both fans of the show, followers of Jay,
as well as people who suffer from social anxiety, depression and panic disorders.
On a much lighter note, Jay's second book was the hilarious, No Wonder My
Parents Drank, which describes in painful and beautifully funny detail the pros
and cons of parenthood…which was subsequently optioned by ABC for development of a sitcom based on
In the radio world, Jay is a regular guest host on the nationally syndicated Jim
Rome Show as well as a regular contributor on the highest rated radio shows in
the country, with multiple stints on Kevin and Bean and Opie and Anthony…just to name a few.
Jay Mohr is the rarest of entertainers. After 25 films and starring in his own groundbreaking
series produced by Joel Silver and the late Ted Demme (Action) he recently starred in the CBS
scripted comedy Gary Unmarried, which was critically acclaimed and was on for two seasons.
Jay has guest starred in over 50 different television dramas and comedy series episodes, but his
most recent turn on an episode of Dick Wolf's Law and Order: Criminal Intent as a Charlie Sheen
type character ripped from the headlines, has garnered him the most attention and respect. "He's
really good" said Wolf, "it's kind of odd because he is known as a comic and this is a highly
dramatic role that a lot of dramatic actors would have had a very hard time eschewing and he does a
great job." He added "…you know, it's like if you're playing tennis
against a club champion, you're game should go up…the better the competition the
better the game…and I think Jay really came to play."
Throughout his journey, Jay still loves performing stand‐up comedy—it's in his
blood, his bones and his DNA. Anyone that has ever seen one of his concerts will
be quick to tell you that there is no one better. Comedy Central agrees, having
named Mohr one of the 100 greatest stand‐up comics of all time. A simple bio
doesn't do the stage show justice…as there are no notes, no two shows the same,
and an act that never picks on the audience. These are the three tenets that Jay
believes makes great live comedy, and the foundation is laid when Jay often
tells his audiences, "Lets just jump off a cliff together and build our wings on the way down!"