After being named Charlotte's Comedian of the Year by Creative Loafing Magazine in 2006, Joe began touring the country doing what he loves most (that is, driving long distances while listening to self-help books on CD).
He also a member of the Beards of Comedy tour, whose second album came out with Comedy Central Records in November of 2012.
Joe specializes in clean, original stand-up comedy with a unique point of view. He has rapidly become known at the National level for his likable stage demeanor and uniquely crafted material. In 2007 he was named "Stand-Out Stand-Up" at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy festival, and in 2009 he was nominated by Rooftop Comedy for the Golden Shingle Award - given to the most outstanding rising star in comedy.
In the same year, Punchline Magazine wrote that he was one of the top comics to emerge from the NC Comedy Arts Festival. In 2010, Joe was been invited to the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and the Charleston and Laughing Skull Comedy Festivals.
"He said one word, just one word, and I started cracking up. Every part about him is funny."
Brooke Gibson - Writer/Reviewer for WaxMama
"Joe is one of the most creative, professional and likeable comedian's I've had the fortunate opportunity to book in our comedy clubs. His ability to deliver consistent laughs to all different types of audiences, while keeping his material clean and well-written, are ideal attributes that make Joe one of the fastest rising comedian's working today."
Eric Yoder - Booking Agent - Funny Business
"A breath of fresh air in the world of Stand Up Comedy. Joe displays a likability and natural talent that is rarely seen. Highly recommended."
Charlie Gerencer -
Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival
"One of the top comedians to emerge from the NC Comedy Arts Festival."
Dylan Gadino - Punchline Magazine
"Joe is the rare comedian who makes me laugh every time I see him perform. He has unique, well-crafted material to go along with a charming, likable persona."
-Rory Karpf -
Emmy nominated producer
"Joe's professionalism shows not only on stage but off. He takes the business seriously, and I can recommend him with confidence."
-Joel Pace - Booking Agent for Heffron Talent
A few of the CLUBS/THEATERS Joe has performed:
Diana Wortham Theatre – Asheville, NC /
The Napa Valley Opera House - Napa, CA /
The Laughing Skull Lounge - Atlanta, GA /
Comedy Club on State - Madison, WI /
Zanies - Chicago, IL /
Crackers - Indianapolis, IN /
Dr. Grins - Grand Rapids, MI /
Funny Bone - Des Moines, IA /
Funny Bone - Newport, KY /
Funny Bone - Omaha, NE /
The Funny Bone - Dayton, OH /
The Funny Business Comedy Club - Asheville, NC /
Goonies Comedy Club - Rochester, MN /
Cozzy's Comedy Club - Newport News, VA /
The Comedy Cabana - Myrtle Beach, SC /
Gary Fields Comedy Club - Battle Creek /
The Funny Farm - Atlanta, GA /
Nutt Street Comedy Room - Wilmington, NC /
Side Splitters - Knoxville, TN /
El Campanil Theater - Antioch, CA /
The Melting Point - Athens, GA /
The Chicago Underground - Chicago, IL /
The Comedy Studio - Cambridge, MA /
The Crowe's Nest - Santa Cruz, CA /
Theater 99 - Charleston, SC /
The Pour House - Charleston, SC /
Sky City - Augusta, GA /
Biscuits & Blues - San Francisco, CA /
UNC Chapel Hill /
University of Notre Dame /
Sonoma State /
University of Kentucky /
American University /
Davidson College /
UNC Asheville /
The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival - Asheville, NC '07, '08, '09, '10 /
BrewHaHa - Morgantown, WV 2010 /
The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival - Atlanta, GA 2010, 2011 /
San Francisco Comedy Competition - 2010 /
NC Comedy Arts Festival - Chapel Hill, NC '09 /
Detroit Comedy Festival - Detroit, MI '09 /
The Charleston Comedy Festival - Charleston, SC '10
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue - Asheville, NC /
Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte – Charlotte, NC /
The Arts and Science Council - Charlotte, NC /
Brian Archer Helping Hand Benefit - Matthews, NC /
Red Cross Katrina Benefit – Davidson, NC /
Avaaz Burma Benefit –Asheville, NC /
International House Benefit – Charlotte, NC /
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