2015 Closing Keynote: Jay Larson

Jay Larson, co-host of “Best Bars in America” on Esquire Network, is one of the hardest-working new dads in entertainment, and he’s come a long way since he moved to Los Angeles in 2000. After living in a condemned house for 14 months, Jay started opening for comedy greats such as Nick Swardson, Daniel Tosh, and Pablo Francisco. He soon became known as a comedian with a wacky, original voice who tends to get a little weird.

Since those early days, Jay has continued climbing the ranks with multiple TV appearances (TOSH.0The Late Late ShowThe Smoking Gun PresentsConan, and his own half-hour special on Comedy Central), many Internet short films, and his first album, Self-Diagnosed. His voice continues to grow, as he has delved into the world of interacting with strangers and creating conflict with people he doesn’t know.

Jay is also adjusting to life as a new dad, and he and his wife are expecting their second child very soon.

Jay is a fantastic storyteller, as showcased weekly on his podcast, The Crabfeast, on Jay Mohr’s Fake Mustache Studios. Jay has several TV projects in development, so be sure to catch him now before he ignores everyone … forever. (Seriously, he will.)