Big Jay Oakerson

Raw Humor and Excellent Crowd Work

Best Seats to see Big Jay Oakerson

Affordable Events Near Me: Ashburn, VA

Jun 21

Fri . 07:00 PM

Bert Kreischer with Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Ralph Barbosa, Stavros Halkias and Tony Hinchcliffe

Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

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Jun 07

Fri . 10:30 PM

Big Jay Oakerson (21+)

Irvine Improv, Irvine, CA

Jun 08

Sat . 12:45 AM

Big Jay Oakerson (21+)

Irvine Improv, Irvine, CA

Jun 08

Sat . 10:00 PM

Big Jay Oakerson (21+)

Irvine Improv, Irvine, CA

Jun 09

Sun . 12:30 AM

Big Jay Oakerson (21+)

Irvine Improv, Irvine, CA

Jun 12

Wed . 07:00 PM

Bert Kreischer with Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Dave Attell and Mark Normand

Atrium Health Amphitheater, Macon, GA

Jun 13

Thu . 07:00 PM

Bert Kreischer with Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Dave Attell and Mark Normand

Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, Charleston, SC

Jun 14

Fri . 07:00 PM

Bert Kreischer with Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, and Dave Attell

Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA

Jun 14

Fri . 07:30 PM

Big Jay Oakerson

Funny Bone - Richmond, Richmond, VA

Jun 14

Fri . 10:00 PM

Big Jay Oakerson

Funny Bone - Richmond, Richmond, VA

Jun 15

Sat . 07:00 PM

Big Jay Oakerson

Funny Bone - Richmond, Richmond, VA
Big Jay Oakerson has been killing it on the comedy circuit for years, but his distinctive blend of crowd work and storytelling makes him a stand-up act you shouldn't miss. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he was a late bloomer in comedy, initially trying out music before he pivoted. Yet, the moment he Switched gears, the stage seemed to beckon. He got his first break in Philly clubs and quickly made connections with other comedians, including the likes of Dave Attell and Rich Vos, a stepping stone that would later lead to national tours and comedy festivals.

Oakerson's command over smaller venues like The Comedy Cellar in New York or Zanies in Chicago is a sight to behold. His expertise in making every Audience member feel seen is a testament to his skill. Smaller venues tend to be fan favorites for this very reason: the intimate atmosphere complements Oakerson’s style perfectly. The acoustics and seating in these places ensure that there are virtually no bad seats in the house.

However, Oakerson also knows how to control a larger room, such as at the Tabernacle in Atlanta or The Wilbur Theatre in Boston. These venues have a different feel, more akin to a rock concert than a comedy club, but Oakerson fills the space with his larger-than-life presence. High-quality sound systems and big screens ensure that even if you're seated at the back, you'll get the full Oakerson experience.

Now, onto the crucial matter of the best seats. If you're someone who enjoys direct comedian interaction, snagging a seat at the front in a smaller venue like Helium in Portland could mean you’ll become part of the act. At larger venues, aim for the middle sections to get an optimal view and sound experience, unless you prefer the balcony for a bird's-eye view.

When it comes to ticket prices, Oakerson's shows offer a good range. In smaller venues like Helium, expect ticket prices to hover around the $25-$35 range. In larger theaters like the Tabernacle, it’s more in the ballpark of $40-$75 depending on the seating tier. VIP packages, which might include priority seating and some merchandise, could go over $100.

Don't overlook some lesser-known venues Oakerson frequents, such as The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan. This unique space provides a blend of casual and formal seating, offering options from standing room near the bar to traditional theater seats. Tickets usually start at $20, making it an economical choice without sacrificing the experience.

Even in his rise to fame, Oakerson has stayed true to his roots. He doesn't shy away from smaller cities, often bringing his act to places like the Spokane Comedy Club in Washington, where general admission tickets typically go for $20 and front-row seating could cost you $30.

From smaller comedy cellars to larger theaters, Oakerson’s versatility ensures he never loses touch with his audience, no matter the size. When it comes to Oakerson, any seat can be the best seat as long as you’re prepared for an evening of irreverent, relatable humor. Just choose based on how much of a role you'd like to play in the night’s festivities, and you're guaranteed a memorable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What sets Big Jay Oakerson apart in comedy?
He excels in crowd work, engaging directly with the audience for spontaneous comedy moments.
Does he host any podcasts?
Yes, he co-hosts the "Legion of Skanks" podcast, known for pushing comedic boundaries.
What's his history in the comedy industry?
He's been featured on "Comedy Central Presents" and performed at multiple comedy festivals.
Who are some comedians he collaborates with?
He often collaborates with Dan Soder, adding depth and variety to his performances.
What themes does his comedy usually cover?
His comedy often touches on personal experiences, particularly his upbringing in Philadelphia.

Interesting Information about Big Jay Oakerson

  • Big Jay Oakerson has a distinctive crowd work style, often engaging directly with the audience.
  • Hosts the "Legion of Skanks" podcast, pushing the boundaries of comedy and conversation.
  • Known for appearances on "Comedy Central Presents" and several comedy festivals.
  • Frequently collaborates with fellow comedians like Dan Soder, enriching his comedic repertoire.
  • His stand-up often focuses on his personal experiences, especially his early life in Philadelphia.