Jane Berthoud, Head of BBC Radio Comedy
Nominated for The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year in 2016, Travis Jay is a stand-up, actor and radio presenter who has been performing on the comedy circuit since 2009.
After winning the Jumpoff TV Comedy competition in 2012 he went on to perform for BBC 1xtra and made an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Stephen K Amos’ Life: an Idiot’s Guide. Travis is currently a radio presenter for ‘The Vibe’ on The Beat London Radio station.
Travis has performed across many prestigious comedy venues, including The Comedy Store, Comedy Cafe, The Barbican, and Hackney Empire, and also internationally, at The Royal Theatre Carre (Amsterdam) and The Palm Hotel (Dubai).
As an actor Travis has appeared as TJ the Barber in ‘Brothers with No Game’, and has worked with Hollywood actor Aml Ameen on the film ‘12’ The Damaged Race (2012. AmeenDreem Entertainment).
Travis also writes and performs spoken word, and has featured on BBC Radio 1’s ‘First words’ poetry series alongside George The Poet.
A creative, animated, and intelligent performer, Travis has built a reputation as being an entertaining and sometimes controversial story teller. Both Comedy Specials ‘The Funny Thing Is’ (2014) & ‘Travis Jay: One Night Only’ (2015) were a sold out success.