Green Faces Winner, Jay Sullivan, is a consistent tour-de-force in ACT comedy. Jay also tours nationally, writes his blog ‘Dear Weetbix’ and is currently the Artistic Director of the Canberra Comedy Festival.
His debut album ‘Whatever Suits’, was released in 2012, is available on iTunes and can also be bought here through the Comedy ACT store. His new album ‘The Drunk Monk’ Recording’ will be released in March 2013.
Jay has hosted numerous trivia nights, corporate events, variety shows and charity functions around Australia. He also hosted the first National Heckler’s Competition and is the host of the annual ‘Hot Five’ Comedy Competition.
Now, on with the bio…
Word on the street (Jay’s Mum told us) is that Jay is currently filming a pilot for an upcoming series which he has also written.
Jay first tried stand-up comedy at a RAW Comedy Heat in 2006. Fellow comedian Tom Gibson wrote of that performance;
“An angry young man took to the stage to right some wrongs. He took no prisoners. You had to be prepared to ride some full-on topics to appreciate the jokes along the way. Some of the audience were shocked. Most people realised they were seeing the birth of something special.”
In 2008, apart from winning Green Faces, Jay was also in the National Final of RAW Comedy at the Melbourne Town Hall, producing an innovative comedy performance in front of 1,500 people that was screened on ABC TV. Jay has successfuly worked as a warm up for the ABC show Q&A when it’s in filmed in Canberra.
Jay has supported many local and international acts including: Jeff Green (UK), Tommy Dean (USA), Chris ‘Bloke’ Franklin, Tahir, Chris Wainhouse, Tommy Tiernan (UK), Puppetry of the Penis, Greg Proops (USA), Steve Wilson (USA), Trevor Crook, Austen Tayshus, Sammy J, Glenn Robbins, Dave O’Neill and Steady Eddy. Regularly you can see Jay on tour with his good friends Akmal Saleh and Joel Ozborn.