Many people around the country might have had their first taste of Sam Jay through her writing on SNL (along with the occasional cameo in an episode here and there). Those lucky enough to have seen her stand-up (there’s 15 minutes of on Netflix now FYI) know that Sam’s comedy is as honest, vulnerable, and fierce as it can be.
We’ve actually said that she very well could be a Patrice O’Neal for these times. After listening to her debut album, Donna’s Daughter, we’ll double down on everything we’ve said above. Jay doesn’t shy away from the complexities of discovering her sexuality, her divorce, and her take on politics/Trump. Her delivery and cadence are so unique and forceful, you can’t help but want to hang on every phrase.
Throughout the album, Sam also has interludes (reminiscent of interludes on a rap album) giving an even more intimate look into chats she has had surrounding the jokes and stories in her hour. Though we’ve heard comedy mixtapes before, this is still a refreshing way to listen to an hour of stand-up.
Donna’s Daughter is available now from Comedy Central Records on iTunes and on “all the other sh*ts too!”