Jay Lafayette
Director of Photography

Meet Jay

Member— The International Cinematographers Guild - I.A.T.S.E. Local 600  

2014 Emmy Award Winner - Director of Photography — ABC: Disney's Magical Christmas Celebration

 Over the past 20 years, Jay has honed his craft in the conception and execution of lighting across a diverse range of styles, from beauty lighting or a dramatic narrative look, to stylized lighting of stage sets and venues for music, game shows, and comedy specials. This is orchestrated in tandem with his mastery in the technical and aesthetic use of the camera, in both single camera and multi-cam cinema style, to tell a story and convey a mood, or cover the action.

Jay has two rescue dogs named Charles and Blanche

Clients Include

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Jay's Live Multi-cam Music and Comedy Credits

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Selected TV WORK


"Giving" - Red Nose Day 2018



"Chris' Cash Search" Red Nose Day 2018


Ferdinand Promo w/ John Cena


Short Film

"Westworld" -2017 Emmy Awards


Short Film 

Cold Open 2017 Emmy Awards


Short Film


Comedy Central / Universal Pictures

Short Film



Short Film                             

An All Star Salute to James Burrows 


Short Film

The Interview

Comedy Central / Sony Pictures

Short Film

Sarah's Good Ideas

Red Nose Day


Short Film

Paul Rudd & Blake Griffin Shoot Out

Red Nose Day


Bar Rescue Promo

The Paramount Network

Music Video

Lupe Fiasco - Standup 2 Cancer

Chroma Key Samples

Jay Lafayette | Director of Photography | Big Fun Productions


                                                       310-592-7510   jaylafayette@gmail.com  


While Jay has spent the last 20 years refining his craft in the single camera cinema world, he has also spent the last several years on the forefront of incorporating those sensibilities into the multi-camera broadcast environment of live specials, utilizing the texture and beauty of digital cinema to create & develop a whole new style to support the art form.




2018 2 Dope Queens - Season 2      HBO

2018 Anthony Jezelnik; Fire in the Maternity Ward    Netflix       

2018 Colleen Ballinger presents Miranda Sings (Untitled Special)   Netflix

2018 Vir Das (Untitled Special)      Netflix

2018 Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril: Positive Influence   Comedy Central

2018 Daniel Sloss: Live Shows - Dark     Netflix

2018 Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now     Netflix

2018 Adam Carolla: Not Taco Bell Material     Chassy Media

2018 Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget   

  for the Rest of Your Life    Netflix

2018 Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish      Netflix

2018 Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers    Netflix

2018 Todd Glass: Act Happy      Netflix

2017 Pentatonics Christmas Special      NBC

2017 Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady      HBO 

2017 DeRay Davis: How to Act Black     Comedy Central

2017 Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Good Night    HULU 

2017 Comedy Central Stand Up Presents (TV Series)    Comedy Central

2017 Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face     Netflix

2017 Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast     Netflix

2017 Doug Stanhope: The Comedians' Comedian's Comedians   SeeSo

2017 Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive     Netflix

2017 Chris D'Elia: Man on Fire      Netflix

2017 Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don't Be Yourself   Comedy Central

2017 Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery   Netflix

2017 Al Madrigal: Shrimpin' Ain't Easy     Showtime 

2017 Vir Das: Abroad Understanding     Netflix

2017 Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame     Netflix

2017 Roy Wood Jr.: Father Figure     Comedy Central 

2017 Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy      Netflix

2017 Neal Brennan: 3 Mics      Netflix

2017 Brian Posehn: 25x2      Amazon

2017 Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin?     Netflix

2016 Nikki Glaser: Perfect      Comedy Central

2016 Ian Harvie: May the Best Cock Win     SeeSo

2016 Uproarious (TV Series)      FUSE

2016 Michael Che Matters      Netflix 

2016 Bert Kreischer: The Machine     Showtime

2016 Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60     Netflix

2014-2016 The Half Hour (TV Series)     Comedy Central

2016 Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?    Showtime

2016 Jim Jefferies: Freedumb      Netflix

2016 Chris Hardwick: Funcomfortable     Comedy Central

2016 Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple  Comedy Central

2016 Dan Soder: Not Special      Comedy Central

2016 Daniel Tosh: People Pleaser     Comedy Central

2015 Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation     Comedy Central

2015 Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood     NBC

2015 Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?      Showtime

2015 Nick Swardson: Taste It      Comedy Central

2015 Nate Bargatze: Full Time Magic     Comedy Central

2015 Chris D'Elia: Incorrigible      Netflix

2014 Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High     Comedy Central

2014 Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure     Comedy Central

2014 David Spade: My Fake Problems     Comedy Central

2014 Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide      Comedy Central

2014 Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time   Comedy Central

Production Office

(310) 592-7510