Paul Jay started his standup career in Los Angeles, California, which is a lot like starting your career as a cow inside a tank of bored piranhas. He managed to avoid being skeletonized and quickly became one of the secret weapons of the L.A. alternative comedy scene. Over the course of his eight years’ experience on the West Coast standup circuit, he’s performed at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres both west and east, the Improv in L.A., Helium in Portland, the Seattle Comedy Underground, the Bumbershoot festival, the San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival, and Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival. His conversational and quietly goofy comedy has a confused and uninformed take on everything from the hilariousness of homophobia, to the unlikelihood of Batman, to the history of marijuana, and everything in between, even though those three things are actually pretty close together. He recently moved to Portland, where he lives with his wife, a dog, two cats, and several hundred microbrews.