Jono Zalay began his standup career in Boston, 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 named one of Comedy Central’s ‘Comics to Watch,’ and earned international press for his pranks on the DMV. Jono now lives in Los Angeles where he has written on comedy shows for Fox, Amazon, and Comedy Central. He has been featured over 30 comedy festivals around the country including Bridgetown, Limestone, and New York Comedy Festival.


Riot LA’s Comics to Watch (2017)
Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch (2016)
New York Comedy Festival (2016, 2014)
Big Sky Comedy Festival, Billings MT (2016)
Boston Comedy Festival (2016 & 2013 Semi-Finalist, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
Laughing Skull Festival, Atlanta GA (2015 Semi-Finalist)
Limestone Comedy Festival, Bloomington IN (2014)
Caroline’s March Comedy Madness, NYC (2014 Final Four, 2013)
Hell Yes Fest!, New Orleans LA (2013)
Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Portland OR (2012)
San Francisco International Comedy Competition (2012)
Seattle International Comedy Competition (2011 Semi-Finalist)
Laugh Your Asheville Off, NC (2011, 2010)
Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2014, 2013)
Jersey City Comedy Festival, NJ (2014, 2013)
New York Comedy Contest (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 (2010)
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Austin TX (2010)