Next weekend, Big Jay Oakerson will bring a night of crowd work and off-the-cuff comedy to the New York Comedy Festival with his live show, What’s Your Effing Deal? Oakerson debuted the night this past summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The structure is simple. Comedians get up on stage armed with only their quick wit and what they see in the crowd. Every so often the crowd moves to keep things fresh.
Oakerson lined up a fantastic night of comedians including Lynne Koplitz, Nick Turner, Kurt Metzger, Dave Attell and Paul Mecurio. It all goes down on November 9th at the Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground. Get tickets here.
We sat down with Jay at the Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground and asked him about the show, the killer lineup of comedians, and what exactly was his effing deal.