On this episode, we speak with Jay Dukes. He’s a graduate of Claflin University. And one of the most sought-after Master of Ceremonies in the college/university market. His expert improv skills and contagious energy has helped him grace the stage of hundreds of colleges/universities and entertain large crowds throughout the US.
During the episode, we discuss his HBCU experience, his career and he shares very exciting upcoming projects.
Jay Dukes a.k.a. “The Repeat King” is one of the most sought-after Master of Ceremonies in the college/university market. Not only is Jay equipped with hilarious jokes; but impeccable improvisational skills and a contagious energy that allows him to keep the audience thoroughly entertained for the entire show. Repeat comments about Jay have been, “You were exactly what we needed” and “Jay is funny and a great guy”.
Backed by experience, Jay has professionally performed at over 100+ colleges/universities since his recent graduation. More specifically, he has hosted The McDonald’s CIAA Step Shows in 2014, 2015 & 2016 (CIAA is the largest urban collegiate conference in Charlotte, NC and beyond) and FISS Step Show in 2014 & 2015 (FISS is the largest urban collegiate event in Florida).
Jay is someone who not only provides entertainment but understands the atmosphere and makes those adjustments on the spot. Jay has shared the stage with: Joe Torry, Huggy Lowdown and Chris Paul from The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Tod Bridges, Tank, K. Michelle, SWV, Kirko Bangz and many more. Furthermore, Jay has opened up for Finesse Mitchell, Lil’ Duval, Benji Brown, Karlous Miller, Chico Bean, Keedar Whittle, Ronnie Jordan, K Dubb and Burpie; just to name a few.
He aspires to take his career to new heights as a comedic emcee and actor. When asked what’s so important about the “college circuit”, Jay gave the following response, “Those students need to know that dreams do come true. I haven’t been on tv yet, nor have I been a full-time on-air personality. But this is what I love; this is what I do. I’m a living example of keeping God first and not settling for what other people think you should be doing. I have to remind myself, just keep working. I always say, ‘People might not recognize your talents, but they will respect your grind.”
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