Jay JURDEN is a comedian, Writer, and actor based in new york. Originally from Mississippi, Jay attended the University of Mississippi, where he received his ba in ENGLISH / Dramatic Lit and his BFA in acting, before attending the University of Alabama, where he received his Mfa in acting.

Jay performs comedy all over New York city – regularly performing at Standup NY, Broadway comedy club, west side comedy club, and many more! he has recently written articles for Vulture, teen vogue, THe New Yorker, and MCSWEENEY’s. He has been featured on several podcasts, including STAND UP NY LABS. HE was RECENTLY awarded best LGBTQ comic in the 2018 Manhattan Comedy Festival and was the 1st place winner of the 2017 Comedy Mob Smart Aleck Stand Up Comedy Festival. He is currently a StandUp NBC finalist. in his free time, he is a personal trainer.

he is represented by APA.