In February 2003, J-L went to a bar near his apartment and watched a showcase of local comedians. J-L began inquiring how he could get some stage time and after following some leads he began performing at open mics at the end of that academic year. Quickly developing a knack for it, J-L was named Washington D.C.’s funniest college student, despite not really being a college student, in March 2004 at a sold-out show at the D.C. Improv. After moving back to New York upon graduation from GULC in May 2004, J-L continued to work harder and harder as a comic, all while working as an Assistant District Attorney during the day in the Bronx. After leaving the DA’s office, but before pursuing comedy full time, J-L was an associate at a large law firm where he learned two things: having money is great and he was actually the office “black guy,” despite looking Egyptian at best. Since going full time has been featured on The Late Late Show, the Howard Stern Show, WTF Pod, NESN Comedy All Stars, Comics Unleashed, ESPN’s The Dan LeBatard Show and The Adam Carolla Show. He has also gone viral for his 2013 Louis CK impression and his 2020 series of Donald Trump impression videos. J-L now travels the country performing in America’s most prestigious (and non-prestigious) comedy clubs. He has also made a name for himself within comedy for his blog, which offers a one-of-a-kind insider honesty about the business.