Emmy(R)-nominated stand-up comedian Sam Jay hosts this late-night talk series that offers a fresh lens on the issues that divide us.
PAUSE with Sam Jay Highlights
- Episode 1: Define "Coon"Sam and her guests discuss the unclear definition of the word and question who gets a final say on the matter.
- Episode 1: ConservativesBlack Republicans explain to Sam what being a conservative means from their perspectives.
- Episode 1: The New ConstitutionSam proposes a list of rules for Blackness, subject and available to change.
- Episode 2: The Privilege of StatusSam talks to the Lucas Brothers and gun advocate Derrick Grace II about Black safety in America.
- Episode 3: Life ChangesSam stresses the importance of being allowed to change throughout your life.
- Episode 3: Projecting ConfusionSam describes how her fears of not being accepted after coming out manifested in some crazy looks.
- Episode 3: Being FreeNFL legend Ricky Williams tells Sam how he found his identity and fulfillment off the field.
- Episode 4: Go Judge MeDefendants go in front of Sam to learn if they’re guilty of scamming, or just doing what they gotta do.
- Episode 5: Russian RouletteSam speaks with a mother of nine about how having children can be a gamble.
- Episode 6: Conspiracy TheoriesSam and her guests consider the levels of truth and commercial ism in conspiracy theories.
- Episode 6: Concierge HealthcareSam talks to a concierge doctor about unequal access to healthcare.
The Craft Behind PAUSE
- Langston KermanExecutive Producer/Head Writer Langston Kerman discusses his role on PAUSE with Sam Jay and his approach to storytelling.
- Jamaal Parham and Bashan AquartThe directing duo known as JamsXBash share a bit about their career journey and their experience directing this season.
- Tysha AmpaduCostume Designer Tysha Ampadu discusses her background and the inspiration fueling her craft.
- K’ia StoneK’ia Stone discusses her career journey so far and her work as a talent booker on PAUSE with Sam Jay.
- Making PAUSECo-creators Sam Jay and Prentice Penny discuss their creative intentions and the many pieces that went into making the series.
Eyes Wide Butt
Sam goes on a journey to make homosexuality more intersectional.
The Crackas Is Coming
Sam goes on a journey to get Black people to recalibrate as it relates to racism.
I Know Why The Caged Homie Sings
Sam grapples with the person her brother could have been without prison, versus the man prison made him become.
Sam reflects on her past as a contrarian kid to better understand how we as a society can redirect the young rebels in our future.
Breakfast at Julia's
Sam and her fiancé Ya go on a journey to understand how cheating has influenced their relationship's growth and its future.
Sam sets out to understand addiction and prove she's not an alcoholic to all the haters.
Sam looks to reconcile her history of sexual miscalculations.
Dead Mama Episode
Sam goes on a journey to conquer her fear of death.