There are so many great things to be said about Sam Jay, all of which undoubtedly contribute to her success. She’s been featured on popular late night talk shows and major TV networks, writes for SNL, and, thankfully, performs on stages across the US. Yet, despite all of her accomplishments, Sam remains humble and relatable – and very, very funny.
Across all of her stand-up comedy, Sam is self-assured. She immediately comforts her audiences with a mellow energy and personal glances around the crowd, making it seem like only you are privy to her inner thoughts. She effortlessly delivers her jokes with a straight face, as if it’s just another day and she’s not doing it for the laughs. She professes the terrible truths about various facets of life, commanding audiences’ attention while delivering potentially offensive yet completely honest material.
Sam Jay leaves no stone unturned when it comes to subject matter. Everything from race relations and politics, to not-so-secret-secrets about her personal life, taking observational humor to new heights. She admits to supporting and rationalizing the dark thoughts in your mind that you’re even afraid to admit. She is upfront, authentic, concise, and shamelessly justified in her discussions of taboo topics; her “don’t judge me” attitude while delivering outrageous truths result in continuous and uproarious laughter from the audience. Sam doesn’t worry about political correctness as she candidly presents the inner workings of her mind, offering new perspectives around hot button and overlooked topics. No matter the platform, she seamlessly flies through many topics that all come full circle in the end.
The year is 2018, and clear that Sam Jay is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with. May she continue to bless us laity with her candor and easy personality, and bestow upon us stomach-pain inducing laughter. If you’re quick enough to grab tickets to one of her shows before they sell out, you won’t be disappointed.