You’ve seen the mansions. You’ve seen the cars. You’ve seen the private jets. But you’ve been sold a lie. Entrepreneurship isn’t all glitz and glam. There’s a dark side that no one seems to acknowledge or talk about, pitfalls that chew up wantrepreneurs and spit them out by the thousands every day leaving them bankrupt, defeated and broken.
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Since age 19, comedian Jay Reid has been entertaining audiences in Las Vegas and beyond. The Vegas native began his comedy career performing stand-up in small clubs throughout his hometown, and has since appeared in comedy venues from Los Angeles to Iraq. Notorious for his stand-up comedy, Reid has also established a name for himself as a writer, actor and television host. Reid’s first big break came when he was chosen to be a contestant on BET’s (Black Entertainment Television Network) comedy competition, “Coming to the Stage,” where he went head-to-head in a weekly comedic battle against other rising comedians. As a result of the appearance and his overwhelming talent, Reid quickly began garnering attention and booking performances at notable comedy clubs such as The Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, and The Comedy Store. Reid is still continuing to perform his first love, stand-up, at comedy venues throughout the country. He stars in his own hit shows “Comedy & Cocktails” & “Sophisticated Sundays” every Tuesday & Sunday’s at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas. Reid is also currently on a nationwide tour with fellow comedian Bill Bellamy on “The Ladies Night Out Tour,” as well as his solo tour which commences in August. Reid can also be seen on the Showtime Network on the highly anticipated comedy special “Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour”.
Comedian Jay Reid joins us today for the 13th episode of the Full Time CEO Podcast to discuss his show Comedy and Cocktails, his standup comedy roots, his run on Who’s Got Jokes?, his father’s influence on his character and career, the inner workings of the comedy business, his current endeavors and more. He will also be releasing a new comedy special that will be airing on the Dry Bar Network called “That Don’t Go Together” in March. Make sure you stay tuned!