Jay Sodagar

Comedian Profile

Jay terms his comedy as Social Conscience Comedy, this genre underlines observational, political and straight stand-up, and he likes to make people think about his material after they’ve laughed.
He was heavily involved with Comedy Improvisation, as part of the first all Asian Impro Team, which now tours Canada and the US.
Writing is a passion of Jay’s and he has written a sketch show that is currently being viewed by several TV companies and currently working on a feature length film script.
He also made a short film and entered it into a major short film competition, and made it through to the final.
In the little spare time he has, Jay teaches Stand-up comedy.
He has appeared everywhere from tiny comedy clubs to large theatres to Television and even around the world (France, Croatia, New York, LA).
Quotes:
“ Up and Coming Gagsmith” – Guardian
“ Fantastic Compere” – London Metro
“ Challenging and extremely funny” – London Evening Standard
“ Cuddly” – Ex-girlfriend
“ Unmitigated Genius” – Omid Djalili
“ Amusing and Funny” – Timeout Magazine
TV Credits:
BBC New Comedy Awards Semi Finals (Birmingham) 2000 (BBC Choice)
BBC Mega Mela Malai Comedy – Cream of Asian Comedy 2001 (BBC 2 and BBC Choice)
BBC Mega Mela Malai Comedy 3 – Cream of Asian Comedy 2002 (BBC 2 and BBC Choice)
Look East – Asian Magazine Program 2003 (BBC 2 Midlands)
Whats up at the Edinburgh Fringe?  2007 Current TV