Most people dread a deadly dull trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles. But 31-year-old comedian Jono Zalay would entertain himself every time. The Californian native has settled in several states as an adult and would require new driver’s I.D. for each one. Each visit to the DMV became a personal challenge. How could he stick it to the man with his visual proof of identity? They say a picture paints a thousand words, and Zalay came up with many hilarious ways to express his punk self.
As a much younger man, Zalay made his way across the states from his home in San Diego, CA, to Boston, Massachusetts, to study for a doctorate in neuroscience. But as well as cramming his brain, he was developing his funny muscle at the same time. Zalay embarked on a sideline stand-up career, and he quickly made a name for himself around the New England area’s comedy circuit.
Upon graduation, Zalay’s sense of humor became his main focus, and he became a full-time funny man. He earned accolades from the likes of Comedy Central, which named him one of its “Comics to Watch” in 2016. Increasingly, Zalay divided his time between the entertainment capitals of New York and Los Angeles, CA.