Jay Martin aka “The Renaissance Man” is a stand-up Comedian, Public Figure and Entertainer who has dazzled sold out audiences with his top-notch comedic stylings across Canada, United States and the Caribbean.
As a child Martin entertained his school-aged friends with his humourous storytelling and spot-on accents. Since then, Martin has soared to the top of his game drawing from his own personal life experiences, as he takes his audiences on a comedic journey every time he hits the stage.
As one of the most sought-after comedians and event emcees in Toronto, Canada, Jay Martin has shared the comedy stage with Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Russell Peters, Eddie Griffin, Tommy Davidson and Cedric the Entertainer among many other notable acts. Jay has also successfully produced and executed superior, high-quality entertainment events over the years including “Jay Martin’s Uptown Comedy Series”, the infamous “Bruk Pocket Party”, “Trinidad vs Jamaica Mothers Day Special”, and the all-inclusive premier day party “The Experience by Jay Martin” to name a few.
In addition to Mr. Martin’s extensive body of work in the entertainment industry, Jay maintains a solid presence in the community as a positive role model frequently making personal appearances and volunteering at various charity and fundraising events. He routinely performs and delivers inspirational and motivational speeches at high schools, for non-profit and community led events, and at youth detention centres as part of his community outreach.
Amongst his many accolades Martin has received a Juno Award, an Arts and Entertainment Award from The United Way of Peel Region, Yuk Yuk’s New Comedian of the Year Award, Halifax Comedy Festival Award and is a 3x Urban Comedian of the Year recipient.
He is a refreshing storyteller and an acute life observer who has an uncanny ability to make the mundane routine of everyday life something to laugh at. Along with multiple completed scripted TV sitcoms and comedy specials in the works, Jay Martin is expected to be a force in the radio, film and television industry as he produces, writes, entertains and continues to make audiences laugh worldwide.