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Big Jay Oakerson at Zanies Comedy Club

Come to Zanies Comedy Club to see the uproarious and outrageous Big Jay Oakerson March 1, and stay at the nerby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in Hyde Park!

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson currently has a full-length album, “An American Storyteller” on Comedy Central Records. Oakerson’s story-based style of stand-up comedy got its start after a series of dead-end jobs, including driving strippers and escorts around his hometown of Philly. Now the New York City resident has made comedy his full-time job, flooring audiences with true tales of odd threesomes and bizarre sexual encounters. “An American Storyteller,” recorded at Stand-Up New York, is a one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n’ roll hilarity.

Oakerson is recognized from many of his television appearances, most recently on “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell”, ” FX’s “Louie”, “Inside Amy Schumer” & “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He was also a featured storyteller on Comedy Central’s web series “This is Not Happening.” On the IFC show “Z-Rock,” he received critical acclaim for his performance as “Neil,” the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club. Past television credits include Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend, ” “Comedy Central Presents” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” along with multiple appearances on BET’s “Comic View”, HBO’s “P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy.”

Zanies Comedy Club is located at 1548 North Wells Street in Chicago’s Old Town. For tickets to see Big Jay Oakerson, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Big Jay Oakerson at Zanies experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. The Lake Shore Café offers lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.