Several years ago Jono Zalay moved from San Diego to Boston to pursue standup. He quickly became a staple in the New England comedy scene, while simultaneously earning his Doctorate in Neuroscience (he gave cocaine to rats). Since dropping his science hobby to pursue stand-up full time, Jono has been invited to perform in the Bridgetown, Limestone and New York Comedy Festivals. Jono now lives in New York City where he has been featured in Time Out New York and the Final Four of Caroline’s March Comedy Madness. His background in science brings a unique perspective to his stand up and provides the insight for his popular comedy-science podcast Universe City.


Big Sky Comedy Festival, Billings MT (2016)
Laughing Skull Festival, Atlanta GA (2015 Semi-Finalist)
Limestone Comedy Festival, Bloomington IN (2014)
Caroline’s March Comedy Madness, NYC (2014 Final Four, 2013)
New York Comedy Festival, NYC (2014)
Boston Comedy Festival, MA (2013 Semi-Finalist, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
Hell Yes Fest!, New Orleans LA (2013)
Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Portland OR (2012)
San Francisco International Comedy Competition, CA (2012)
Seattle International Comedy Competition, WA (2011 Semi-Finalist)
Laugh Your Asheville Off, NC (2011, 2010)
Philadelphia Fringe Festival, PA (2014, 2013)
Jersey City Comedy Festival, NJ (2014, 2013)
New York Comedy Contest, NY (2011, 2010 Finalist)
Women in Comedy Festival, Boston MA (I’m that good; 2013, 2012)
Magner’s Comedy Festival, Boston MA (2010 Finalist)
Los Angeles Comedy Festival, CA (2010)
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Austin TX (2010)