After all the deaths this year, the most recent being Debbie Reynolds, the last thing Jay Black wants to be referred to in 2016 is a celebrity.

Black, whose recent film "Love Always, Santa," which he co-wrote and co-starred in on the Hallmark Channel , as in studio hanging with me while I was filling in for Deminski and Doyle Wednesday.

Jay, along with Joe Piscopo, Bill Spadea, Jessica Nutt, Chip Chantry and myself will be performing at the Comedy Cove in Springfield Feb 23 and at Catch A Rising Star on March 2 to raise money for the boys and girls clubs in New Jersey.

Courtesy of Jay Black
Courtesy of Jay Black

Jay, a former Marlton school teacher, has also worked extensively as a club comedian as well as appearing everywhere from Atlantic City to Las Vegas (The Tropicana, MGM Grand) to Los Angeles (The Improv, The Laugh Factory). Throughout his career, Jay has opened for some of the biggest names in comedy, including Christopher Titus, Greg Fitzsimmons, Bobcat Goldthwait, Emo Phillips, Pete Holmes, Kevin Nealon and Sinbad.

Having played over 725 colleges across the country, Jay has been named college comic of the year twice by APCA.

His feature film Meet My Valentine, which he both wrote and starred in, can be found on Netflix. So he's got a bit of notoriety.

But whatever you do, don;t call him a celebrity, at least not until next year!

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