Legion of Skanks has been called “the most offensive podcast on Earth” and the hosts and creators wouldn’t want it any other way. Stand up comedians and real-life best friends Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J. Gomez, and Dave Smith host their weekly “podcast party” from the Creek and Cave in Long Island City where they invite their loyal fans in studio to hang out and listen in as they discuss anything and everything in a hilarious and uncensored way. Their show will begin broadcasting on www.anthonycumia.com in June 2015.
Not familiar with the hosts, read their bios below.
Big Jay Oakerson
Comedian Big Jay Oakerson currently has a new full length, digital-only album, “An American Storyteller” on Comedy Central Records. Oakerson’s story-based style of stand-up comedy got its start after a series of dead-end jobs, including driving strippers and escorts around his hometown of Philly. Now the New York City resident has made comedy his full-time job, flooring audiences with true tales of odd threesomes and bizarre sexual encounters. “An American Storyteller,” recorded at Stand-Up New York, is an one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n’ roll hilarity.
Oakerson is recognized from many of his television appearances, most recently on the hit IFC show “Z-Rock,” where he received critical acclaim for his performance as “Neil,” the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club. His television credits include Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend, ” “Comedy Central Presents” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, ” along with multiple appearances on BET’s “Comic View” and HBO’s “P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy. ”
Luis J. Gomez
Luis J. Gomez is a stand up comedian, actor, and radio personality based out of New York City. He’s been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”, and MTV2′s “Guy Code”. He has made numerous appearances on Ron and Fez, The Anthony Cumia Show, The Artie Lange Show, and The Sam Robert’s Show. He also hosts the wildly popular Legion of Skanks Podcast.
Beyond Luis’ stand up comedy and acting background he is an avid mixed martial arts fan! He created and hosts the popular MMA podcast Hammerfisting on the RiotCast Network and regularly guest hosts TapouT Radio on Sirius XM Sports Zone Channel 92. He has also written MMA themed articles for Fox News Latino, MMADiehards.com, MMAOutlook.com, and The Interrobang.
A rising star in the New York comedy scene, Dave Smith has become known for his brash style and razor sharp punchlines. A native of Brooklyn, Dave is destined to become one of the top writers and performers in the country, employing his edgy, opinionated style. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has also been featured on the New York Comedy festival. Dave is the co-host of two popular podcasts: “Legion of Skanks” and”Part of the Problem” both available on iTunes.