The Onion A.V. Club said that Jay Abbondanza “exudes a confidence and presence onstage that shows the experience he possesses.” That experience includes moving from his home state of Florida to the competitive world of New York where he first pursued standup, then to lovely Madison, Wisconsin and back to Brooklyn. Jay fully immersed himself in the fledgling Madison scene and has twice been featured in the Madison All Star Showcase. While the majority of his experience consists of the harsh clubs of New York he has also headlined at places like American International College, Ithaca College, and has been featured at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. While in Madison he had the opportunity to open for emerging stars such as Kyle Kinane, Matt Braunger, Tom Segura, and Anthony Jeselnik and he is the author of the blogs Hypothetical Question of the Day and the new Pop Culture Complaint Department.