Category Archives: Words!

Launching T-Shirts!!!

Tonight I’m in Haverford, PA and it was a night of firsts!

First I sat down with the sexuality and gender group and learned what a Quaker is! Apparently they basically invented chocolate. Well, maybe not, but they did create Hershey’s. I guess the quakers were bakers.

Then, before the show they launched t-shirts at the crowd. It was pretty badass.

Weeeeeeeeeee!

Jeffrey Jay

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Great Headline and Starting New Adventures

I came across this headline today and it make me laugh.

Fruit Traffic Jam

 

Since I last blogged I have begun doing comedy full time. I’m excited for all these wonderful college gigs and I’m going to keep up with my blog in my downtime.

This week I’m heading out to Pennsylvania and North Carolina. I’m packing my bag as we speak. Actually I;m laying in my bed as I type, but after I’m done I’m going to take a nap, make some food then totally pack my bags.

Love,

Jeffrey Jay

 

Is there really a good AIDS joke?

This is a bit of a serious topic today.

I recently landed a gig doing comedy writing for a popular LGBT podcast. Comedy writing is something I have always had a passion for and I especially enjoy the fast paced nature and the pressure of having to create funny for a specific topic on a deadline.

However, there are unexpected hurdles. Yesterday I was given an assignment to write jokes for an upcoming interview with a man who recently found out he was HIV positive. This hit me harder than I expected.

Many comedians will tell you that there are topics that you just don’t touch either because they are distasteful or it’s an easy laugh. AIDS is one of those topics. The dark nature of the virus and seriousness of the consequences don’t typically make for a lighthearted discussion. But, unfortunately there was no getting out of it simply because it’s hard.

I spent hours watching videos and interviews of the guest and googling HIV and AIDS to immerse myself in the topic. After staring at the screen for long periods of time I realized that the topic wasn’t the disease, it’s the remarkable man that was open and honest enough to come out and talk about his new struggles.

After that the jokes came easy. I started with his unique interest in puppets and went on to joke about creepy craigslist posts. I started to realize that even with a topic so dark I could attack it at different angles to lighten the mood.

This isn’t the most eloquent of posts since I’m pretty sure my brain is still fried, but I wanted to vent some of the frustrations I felt when struggling through this topic. I do feel like a better writer for having done it, but I definitely wouldn’t wish for it again.

Love,
Jeffrey Jay

A fun fact about Jeffrey Jay

Sometimes I like to start arguments on other peoples facebook posts and then delete all my comments so it looks like they are yelling at themselves.

It has been a while

I haven’t posted in a week because a lot is going on.

I have officially broken it off with Mr. Man which is what I will call my ex on here and tonight I have my first real date in 3 and a half years. I am beyond nervous and have no idea what I am doing.

Today I am too busy running around working out, grooming, picking out clothes and freaking out to make a cartoon, but here is my favorite video ever when it comes to online dating.

The best parody online dating video… plus CATS!

Wish me luck!

Jeffrey Jay

Feast of Fun!

Yesterday I had a blast shooting the shit with Fausto Fernos and Marc Felion from the Feast of Fun podcast.

Check out the podcast where we discuss everything from being called Neville from Harry Potter to my views on being an artist.

Jeffrey Jay

Comedian Todd Glass announces he’s gay on WTF with Marc Maron

I am a huge admirer of Todd Glass and was honored that he took the time to make the goofy video for my blog.

I have no words for how much I respect him for this:

Well-respected veteran comedian Todd Glass announced he was gay on today’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron.
 
After a relatively short introduction, wherein Maron tells his listeners that Glass, 47, wanted to come on the show to say something important, the announcement was made. “He decided that this was the place to do it,” Maron said at the top of the interview. Glass then jokes that he was just there to promote his own podcast. “I thought you were gay,” Maron responds.
 
“I have a very hard time saying that,” Glass responds after Maron suggests the comedian actually say it, himself. “And don’t get this wrong. I don’t want anyone to be ashamed of who they are—especially younger people. I always hated using that term and that’s partly why I’ve always been sympathetic to people who don’t [want to be labeled certain things]. I hate that word. But I like it better than the other word—homosexual.”
 
“I’m saying what a lot of people already knew,” he explains, adding that it’s not going to become his entire act, but at least he can be honest with his friends now and maybe reference the fact he’s gay onstage. Later on the show, Glass says he came out to his parents 15 years ago. He also told comedian Louis C.K. a few months ago. Glass also says his best friend, comedian Jimmy Dore has known.
 
One of the main reasons Glass, who says he’s been in a relationship for 15 years, cites as to why he decided to come out on Maron’s hugely popular show is the sense of guilt he’s been feeling, having read so many news stories about gay youths committing suicide over their sexuality. “I cannot listen to stories about kids killing themselves any longer and not [think] ‘when are you going to have a little blood on your shirt for not being honest about who you are?’” he says adding, “I can’t do this any longer.”

You can listen to the entire episode here.

Via – Comedian Todd Glass announces he’s gay on WTF with Marc Maron.
 

Oh, and here is the video he made for us:

Jeffrey Jay

Jeffrey Jay is NOT a Republican

I tweeted this as a joke:

Not one minute after, this happened:

Please notice that –

1. They thought I was serious and agreed with my statement.

2. The number of people they are following.

So I replied with this:

They haven’t unfollowed me yet so I’m crossing my fingers for a second date!

Jeffrey Jay

This Weeks Tweets from Peeps!

Some of my favorite tweets:

Breakfast at Denny’s #lessambitiousbooks – @GreekActor1

My good looks are rapidly declining. Ladies, get it before this spoiled meat gets dumped on the side of the Oregon Trail. – @CGDarden

Does it only get better for gay people? – @michaelianblack

R.I.P. 2011 (2011-2011) – @meganamram

I just got invited to the roast of transexual bible belt comedian @HeyJeffreyJay. Jesus, I hope it’s a comedy show. – @thedavesherrill

#HeyArnold GET TO DE CHOPPAH!!! – @chrisisfunny

And one of mine for good measure:

Came up with a great slogan for Texas Churches. “Jesus loves you. No homos.” – @HeyJeffreyJay

Happy tweeting!

Jeffrey Jay

Merry Christmas!

Trying to figure out this new camera… hold tight for some videos coming up later this week!

Sorry for the lazy posts.

Jeffrey Jay

 

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