Published: May 02, 2014 9:28 AM EDT
Updated: May 02, 2014 9:47 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Variety magazine labeled comedian Jay Phillips as one of the 10 Comics To Watch as a result of his break out year when Jay co-starred in three movies that were number one in the box office; opposite Will Ferrell in the movie Semi-Pro, opposite Tina Fey in Baby mama and a role in the movie Prom Night solidified him as one of the rising stars in the industry. Jays' career gained momentum quickly as he became a strong presence on television with performances on shows such as: HBO s' Def Comedy Jam, The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmell Live and Starz 1st Amendment.