Jay Wells L'Ecuyer

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Location
Latham, NY
School
Humber College
Expertise
Comedy, Movies, TV
  • Jay currently writes for satirical publications The Hard Times and The Beaverton, and was previously the sole list writer of 'Comedy Nerd' for Cracked.com.
  • As a professional screenwriter, Jay has optioned two full-length screenplays and written for TV; his short films were selected at The New York Short Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award at The New York No Limits Film Fest.
  • His comedy duo Jay & Eytan have written four full-length sketch comedy albums that can be heard on multiple SiriusXM comedy channels, and two albums 'All Growed Up' and 'So Busy So Tired' reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts.

Experience

Jay has worked as a professional writer and comedian since 2006. As co-founder of the Toronto-based sketch comedy troupe The Boom, he has written and performed live sketch and improv alongside Colin Mochrie of "Whose Line?" and Scott Thompson of Kids in the Hall. He has previously performed at Second City, Vans Warped Tour, the LA Comedy Festival, and his comedy duo Jay & Eytan currently perform regularly at Caroline's, The New York Comedy Club, and continue to headline clubs and festivals across North America. Working directly under producer Stephen Joel Brown ("The Fugitive," "Se7en"), Jay co-created YouTube Comment Theater, with numerous videos featured on College Humor and Funny or Die. He began contributing to satirical publications The Hard Times and The Beaverton in early 2021, and took on more of a journalistic role at Cracked, writing numerous lists and articles about comedy, entertainment, science, history, and sports.

Education

Jay was awarded a full scholarship for English & Creative Writing to The Humber College Comedy Writing & Performance Program, where he trained in comedy and screenwriting under Saturday Night Live’s Robin Duke, and SCTV’s Joe Flaherty.
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