Jay Rafferty

Jay Rafferty

*****‘Engages her audience with such playfulness and genuine curiosity we have no choice but to cling to her every word.’ EdFest Magazine 

Jay has been performing comedy since 2005 working all over the UK as well as in Los Angeles and Toronto. An experienced compere and stand-up Jay has an easy manner on stage, instantly connecting with her audience - whether a rowdy group of stags and hens or a serene ladies luncheon Jay’s quick wit has them eating out the palm of her hand. 

The girl next door persona allows her to get a way with the darker jokes that punctuate her material. With comedy described as chocolate covered hand grenades. Don’t be mistaken this girl can melt butter - sometimes by using a flamethrower. Clever material delivered with effortless charm and packing a bite every bit as bad as its bark. 

An experienced writer and performer Jay has worked on a number of hit BBC Scotland and BBC Four radio shows and is a regular guest on Radio Scotland's Breaking The News. Jay also secured a small part on Season 2 of The Comedy Unit’s hit BBC1 show Scot Squad.

Jay has written and performed a host of one off hour long solo shows including Offside Rules (2008), Jayded (2009), JayDee & Coke (2012) and Mockingjay(2015) Jaywalking (2016)

'Cuddly one sec, cruel the next, this comic will have you open-mouthed in amazement' - The List 

'A stand-up with a future getting ever rosier' - Brian Donaldson

‘Warm, wise, witty and ­occasionally waspish’ - The Scotsman