From the streets of New Orleans comes the wit, humor and Southern charm of Jay Gates. At age 19, while attending Old Dominion University, Jay discovered his talent for making people laugh and decided to take it to the stage.
After running an improv show for 3 years and performing at various venues around the area, Jay took his show on the road and has since been booked at clubs from New York to Hawaii, with comics such as Dane Cook, David Alan Grier, Kevin Meaney, Dave Mordal, Jim Wiggins, Jake Johannsen, and Brett Leake.
Jay's comedy writing has been recognized and featured on HBO's Project Greenlight, Maxim Magazine Online,
Kevin Spacey's Triggerstreet.com, the Hawaii Funny Fest and he's appeared on the Discovery Channel,
National Geographic and TLC as an actor.
Jay is committed to entertaining the masses at any means necessary.
"Never stop writing" is Jay's motto and "Never stop performing" is his mission. With a little bit of time and a whole lot of gas money, Jay Gates looks forward to performing in a town near you.