Best Newcomer Season
The finest up and coming comedy acts from Edinburgh and Melbourne wrapped up in Best Newcomer Season bow.
Originally from Seattle, Jak Knight is an LA-based stand-up comic, writer and actor.
One of America’s fastest rising comedy stars, Jak was named a 2014 Comedy Central Comic to Watch, a 2015 New Face at the Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival and a Comic to Watch by Time Out LA this year. His stand-up special is streaming on Netflix this summer.
Jak headlines all over the world, he performed at the main stage of 2015’s Oddball Comedy Festival with Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari and has toured with Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, Moshe Kasher, Eric Andrew and Joel McHale.
On TV, Jak has performed on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and Adam Devine’s House Party and is a writer for the acclaimed animated series, Big Mouth on Netflix, voicing the character ‘Devon’. For video game and basketball fans, Jak is known as ‘Denver’ in the NBA2k game, alongside Hannibal Buress and Michael B Jordan.
'Youthful energy that’s both laid-back and super-confident, combining a playful performance with some insightful point-scoring… A comedy natural, this stand-up prodigy is surely set to make some serious waves.’