Jay Mohr
American actor and comedian
Jay Mohr
Jay Ferguson Cox Mohr is an American actor, stand up comedian, and radio host. He is known for his role as Professor Rick Payne in the TV series Ghost Whisperer, the title role in the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried, which ran from 2008 to 2010, as a featured player for two seasons on the long running sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and the back-stabbing sports agent Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire.
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Rock on the Range 2016
Huffington Post - 9 months
Ohio has been really good to me. Throughout my 29 years of standup comedy, it just seems like I keep circling back to Ohio where I continually meet good people in good places regardless of weather conditions, with a smile on their face telling me, "Thanks for coming." And when I leave I feel like I'm the lucky one for having gone in the first place. ROCK ON THE RANGE. An enormous music festival. Three days, thousands of bands (I'm exaggerating slightly), four of which I've heard of because I guess I'm old. Red Hot Chili Peppers I've heard of, and my opening joke did not go particularly well. Friday (Red Hot Chili Peppers were headlining on Sunday). "Hey Red Hot Chili Peppers are here." I say, as I walk into the comedy tent, and onto the stage, in front of 800-1200 people. For some reason I did not have any idea, or care, or have any cognitive recognition that Dave Mustane and Megadeth were performing at the same time as me 100 yards away. Oh well, either they really, really, r ...
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Jay Mohr: The 2016 Election Is 'The Greatest Theater That's Ever Unfolded'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Jay Mohr has a serious question about the 2016 race for the White House: Are you not entertained? During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski on Friday, the comedian shared his thoughts on the insanity of the election, from the phenomenon that is Donald Trump to the fact that the sheer volume of Republican candidates requires an undercard for debates. As Mohr eloquently put it: "Is this a boxing match at The Forum?" In the video above, watch Mohr's animated explanation for why this election is "the greatest theater that's ever unfolded," and click here to catch his full HuffPost Live conversation. Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Trump's savvy use of television plus Twitter
CNN - over 1 year
Comedian Jay Mohr, formerly a featured player on "SNL," says Donald Trump wisely "surrendered" to "SNL" and "was the star of the show."
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Jay Mohr Trades Blows With PETA Over Dez Bryant's Monkey
Yahoo News - over 1 year
"Can't you reasonably assume a monkey owned by a millionaire is being treated ethically?"
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Why DID Miriam Clegg pick those plastic shoes? JAN MOIR asks
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Nick Clegg's wife Miriam strode into the polling station in Sheffield like a repurposed Cinderella in her 21st century glass slippers as she went with her husband to cast his vote, writes JAN MOIR.
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Mini Mozart Curtis Elton helped by his slightly pushy mother, writes JAN MOIR
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
At the age of 11, Curtis Elton has become the youngest person in the world to gain a university degree in music having 'graduated' with a Licentiate of Trinity College London in piano playing.
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Danica Patrick Talks Jay Mohr Incident, Racing Career and GoDaddy
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Danica Patrick is the most successful woman to get behind the wheel of a race car, but on Super Bowl Sunday, she's the girl in the GoDaddy commercials. Having done a dozen ads for the web-hosting company, the 31-year NASCAR driver has another planned for Sunday's game. Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 in 2008, becoming the first female winner in IndyCar history, and placed third in the 2009 Indy 500. She switched to NASCAR a few years ago and now drives the No. 10 car for Stewart-Haas Racing. But she's had a tough time behind the wheel and became the punch line for jokes at the NASCAR awards banquet last December from host Jay Mohr. The audience didn't approve and let him know it. Still, it upset Patrick. She talked about the Mohr incident and whether she will race IndyCar again in a recent interview with The Associated Press. AP: Will you ever go back to IndyCar? Patrick: I think the further I get away from when I ran full-time IndyCar, the further away I get from w ...
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Alyssa Milano: Jay Mohr's "Fat-Shaming" Insults "Hurt Me"
US Magazine - about 3 years
Alyssa Milano wasn't going to let Jay Mohr off the hook. The actress and mom, 41, kicked off the New Year on a sour note when the comedian, 42, leveled cruel insults her way in a recent radio interview -- calling attention to her post-baby figure. ("It seems like she had a baby and said, 'I don't really give a s--t'...I read it on her gut," the Suburgatory actor sniped.) Mohr subsequently apologized -- and Milano graciously accepted last Friday via Twitter. PHOTOS: Epic celebrity feuds The Mistresses star explained to Extra's Mario Lopez why she chose to engage with Mohr in the first place following his insult. "Well, he made a comment that was not so nice about my weight and I called him out on Twitter about it. I just think he was trying to make a joke and not think about it," Milano said. Adding to the hurt? "I heard it actually on Christmas Day and it hurt me, I was affected by it and I wanted to remind him that I'm a human being and that this hurts." PHOTOS: Celeb weig ...
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Christina Aguilera, Jay Mohr interviews from Leno (VIDEOS)
Monsters and Critics - about 3 years
Christina Aguilera, Jay Mohr interviews from Leno (VIDEOS)
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Mohr to appear at Houston Improv, host shows on 790 AM
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Let’s cut to the chase: It’s not fair to blame Jay Mohr for the fact that he’s on KBME (790 AM) and Matt Jackson and Adam Wexler are not. That decision was made by the powers that be at Clear Channel Radio, which has been heavily promoting Mohr’s 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST talk show on Fox Sports Radio to its affiliates and its owned-and-operated stations. That mandate or desire or whatever was passed along to local Clear Channel management, which apparently had little choice but to pick up Mohr’s show and reduce staff (and cut costs) by dismissing their morning hosts. It’s sad, but it’s the radio business. Mohr will be in Houston this week to appear twice at the Houston Improv comedy club and to host his daily show at the Clear Channel offices on the West Loop where Jackson and Wexler used to work. It’s his job, and he makes no apologies for the opportunity he has been given. “There is blowback when I come onto a station. People thought I was the guy who bumped those guys (Wexler and ...
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August sports radio Arbitrons: KILT back on top, but overall slump continues
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Even the return of Texans exhibition games wasn’t enough to pull Houston sports radio listeners out of their relative funk during August. Arbitron’s August ratings book, issued this week for the period July 18 through Aug. 14, reveals numbers that remain well below those of last August in the men 25-54 demographic, the key demo for sports radio advertisers. In the weeklong numbers, 6 a.m. to Monday through Sunday, KILT (610 AM) tied for 18th in the market with a 2.4 audience share, down from 3.0 in August 2012. KBME (790 AM) followed at 1.5, down from 1.8 last year, and KFNC (97.5 FM) was at 1.4, steady with a year ago. KGOW (1560 AM) did not register in the Arbitrons. In morning drive, KILT retook the lead among the four all-sports stations, but its 2.5 share was down from 3.3 a year ago. KBME and KFNC each were at 2.3. (By the way, this ratings book includes two weeks before and two weeks after the KBME lineup shakeup that included the dismissal of Matt Jackson and Adam Wexler, ...
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Sadaf Fahim: The Youtube Sensation Who Stole From Patrice O'Neal
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There have been a few joke-stealing scandals in recent years: Carlos Mencia stealing from Joe Rogan, Jay Mohr from Rick Shapiro, the lesser-known (though no less egregious) instance of Denis Leary stealing from Louis C.K. And now, Kain Carter stealing from Patrice O'Neal, less than two years after Patrice's untimely death at age 41. Patrice's own comment on the Opie & Anthony radio show makes the first salient point: Could you please stop saying 'jokes'? Back in the day when people stole jokes, it was: 'two Jews walk into a bar...' Carlos [Mencia] is taking your life's analogies, man. In the context of modern standup, a good comic's material comes out of their life experience and represents their analysis of the world. Stealing it means stealing their thoughts, their voice. What theft is more serious than that? It also takes many years to find the right expression for those thoughts and someone who steals is skipping all that hard work, the years of trying an ...
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Wexler and Jackson blog about 790 firings; thoughts on the direction of Houston sports radio
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Cities that haven't won a professional championship since 2000 Matt Jackson and Adam Wexler, the former morning drive time co-hosts on KBME (790 AM), have each posted blog entries addressing their dismissal by the Clear Channel Media station. An excerpt from Jackson’s The World According to MJ: “Adam Wexler is the brother I never had. I feel blessed to have shared the stage with him for so many of the last 14 years. I feel like we complimented each other perfectly even though I know some of you think we argue way too much. Wex is a great show partner and a better friend. I only hope I can emulate his qualities as a husband and a father.” And from Wexler’s This is Houston Sports – Wex: “The number one reason I ultimately decided to leave 610 in 2009, despite enjoying my position there as evening host and absolutely loving my role as Houston Rockets Radio Analyst, was the opportunity to do a morning show with Matt. It was a diffic ...
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Jackson, Wexler out at KBME in day-long lineup shift that adds syndicated Jay Mohr show at midday
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Adam Wexler and Matt Jackson, who have co-hosted KBME‘s (790 AM) morning talk show since 2009, have been dismissed by the Clear Channel-owned station and will be replaced in morning drive by Lance Zierlein and Adam Clanton. The change, which was announced by Bryan Erickson, Clear Channel Houston’s director of AM programming, in a memo to advertisers, is effective Monday and is part of a drastic shift in the station’s weekday lineup. The most drastic change, aside from the dismissal of Wexler and Jackson, is the insertion of Jay Mohr’s syndicated Fox Sports Radio show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., breaking up what had been an all-local lineup from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Zierlein, who most recently has worked afternoon drive with Charlie Pallilo, worked mornings with Wexler and Jackson from August 2011 through September 2012, will now be paired in the morning with Clanton, the former KPRC (Channel 2) and KILT (610 AM) host who joined the station in March to work an evening shift. Former NFL ...
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Beverl ...
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Abba star who's haunted by the sadness behind those joyous hits: JAN MOIR visits the world's first Abba museum
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
ABBA The Museum is situated in the new Swedish Music Hall of Fame on the island of Djurgarden in Stockholm. Visitors can see what it was like in the Abba touring dressing rooms, share the memories and take part in interactive displays.
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'Come on, big baby,' she warbled. Mummies and daddies blanched: Jan Moir found Saturday's BGT inappropriate for a family show
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
Britain's Got Talent had the occasional lapse of good taste, says Jan Moir. Was it appropriate to have an 11-year-old girl singing about a one-night stand?
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Jeremy Sisto Previews Relationship Drama On 'Suburgatory'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
George (Jeremy Sisto) and Dallas (Cheryl Hines) have had a tumultuous romance on "Suburgatory" thus far, and it sounds like things are only going to get more complicated as we approach the end of the season, with Dallas' insecurities starting to undermine their relationship. HuffPost TV caught up with Jeremy Sisto to find out what's ahead for the unusual pair, whether George still has feelings for Alex (Malin Akerman) and what the end of the season holds for George and Tessa (Jane Levy). Spoilers ahead. What can you preview about this week's episode? It's my birthday episode and Dallas tries to get me a gift. She tries to really think about what I would like and get me something that I would appreciate, and I’m sure she had every desire to get me some kind of pastel outfit, but she restrained herself and she got me a guitar. But the problem is, it’s like the ugliest guitar in the world ... she just missed the mark. It’s funny, George loves this about her; honestly, ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jay Mohr
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    In 2016, Mohr became the host of the Los Angeles Rams pregame show airing Saturday evenings after college football on KABC-TV.
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  • 2014
    Age 43
    On November 3, 2014, Jay Mohr Sports moved to the 3 to 6pm time slot, so Rich Eisen could take over the 12-3pm slot on Fox Sports Radio.
    More Details Hide Details Mohr hosts his own podcast entitled Mohr Stories. The podcast was hosted on the SModcast Network, often taped in his garage, which he has dubbed Fake Mustache Studios. On May 4, 2012, Mohr announced his amicable departure from the SModcast network. He has since begun hosting Mohr Stories on his own network, Fake Mustache Studios. In June 2004, Mohr's first book, Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live, was published by Hyperion and chronicled his two years working on Saturday Night Live. In May 2010, publisher Simon & Schuster released Mohr's second book, No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales from a Stand-Up Dad. Mohr's album "Happy. And A Lot" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The material was written by Cox.
  • 2013
    Age 42
    On January 2, 2013, Mohr replaced Rome on Fox Sports Radio, as he hosts a daily talk show titled Jay Mohr Sports in Rome's longtime 12 to 3 p.m. (ET) timeslot, as Rome moved his show from Premiere Networks (the distributor of Fox Sports Radio) to CBS Sports Radio.
    More Details Hide Details The show can be heard on several internet platforms and regional affiliates.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    He also guest-starred on NBC's Outlaw in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Mohr has contributed frequently to The Jim Rome Show and often guest-hosted the program. His nickname on the show is "Slam Man," and, more recently, the derisive "Weigh More" and "Ham Man," "Salami Man" and—when feeling particularly fancy -- "Prosciutto Man." Mohr finished in 7th place in the 2007 Smack-Off, 6th place in the 2008 Smack-Off, 10th place in the 2009 Smack-Off, 6th place in the 2010 Smack-Off, and 6th place in the 2011 Smack-Off. Jay is also known to do "drive-by" call-ins to the show to usually promote one of his stand-up shows or live events.
    Mohr starred as newly divorced dad Gary Brooks for two seasons on the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried. Paula Marshall played his ex-wife. In January 2010 he took the role as Billy in Clint Eastwood's thriller film Hereafter.
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  • 2006
    Age 35
    Mohr has a son, Jackson, from his six-year marriage to former model Nicole Chamberlain. He married actress Nikki Cox on December 29, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details In December 2008, he filed legal papers requesting a legal name change to Jon Ferguson Cox Mohr, adding his wife's surname. Their son, Meredith Daniel Mohr, was born on May 5, 2011.
  • 2003
    Age 32
    Mohr also appeared in an episode of the hit sitcom Scrubs - "My Own Private Practice Guy" in 2003 and in three episodes of The West Wing in 2004 in the recurring role of Taylor Reid.
    More Details Hide Details Parts of Mohr's stand up was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties.
    In 2003 and 2004, Mohr created, hosted, and was executive producer of NBC's Last Comic Standing reality television program.
    More Details Hide Details The show aired for three seasons, but was cancelled near the end of the third season due to poor ratings, only to be renewed later. Mohr was very vocal toward NBC concerning its cancellation and did not return for the show's fourth season in 2006. Mohr was replaced with new host Anthony Clark, but he is credited as a consultant. On the season finale of Last Comic Standing 4, Jay performed as a guest comedian. He had a recurring role on the TV series Ghost Whisperer, which had developed into a regular role.
  • 2001
    Age 30
    Mohr managed to convince Eisner to let him host a talk show on ESPN entitled Mohr Sports which ran briefly in 2001 before being cancelled.
    More Details Hide Details The talk show job Mohr passed was then offered to Jimmy Kimmel and became Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 28
    In 1999, Mohr starred in the television series Action, in which he played sleazy film producer Peter Dragon.
    More Details Hide Details He was also the voice-over artist for Fox Sports Net's Beyond the Glory. Mohr has also appeared in movies such as Suicide Kings, Are We There Yet? Small Soldiers, Go, Pay It Forward, and The Groomsmen. Mohr was offered a late night talk show job by Michael Eisner but he declined.
  • 1996
    Age 25
    Mohr had a recurring role in the first season of The Jeff Foxworthy Show as Jeff Foxworthy's brother, Wayne. Mohr's first major film role was in 1996 when he played the conniving Bob Sugar, a sleazy sports agent in Jerry Maguire, followed in 1997 by a starring role in Picture Perfect.
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  • 1993
    Age 22
    Mohr appeared as a featured player for the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons of Saturday Night Live.
    More Details Hide Details His 2004 memoir, Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live, details this tumultuous period of his life, including his battle with chronic panic attacks. He later credited Sarah Silverman with saving his life by helping him treat the problem.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on August 23, 1970.
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