Whether he is producing, managing, writing, or teaching, Joe is always developing exceptional comedy content and talent. Much to his dad’s chagrin, Joe followed his calling and left the corporate world as an in-house advertising executive to start a new career in comedy as Manager of The Original New York Improv. He made a swift transition to Caroline’s on Broadway where he made his home for eight years.
Under his direction, Caroline’s built on its history as the most prestigious comedy venue in the country by introducing an aggressive expansion program. Joe oversaw the management of Caroline’s Comedy Club, Caroline’s Talent Management, and TV production company.
Joe was instrumental in introducing such hot comedy stars as Jon Stewart, Ray Romano, Dave Attell, Collin Quinn, and Dave Chappelle to New York audiences, as well as launching the TV writing careers of Louis C.K., Michael Patrick King, and Mike Sweeney.
I believe we don't grow into having a sense of humor, we grow out of it. No one had to teach you how to laugh. The triggers for humor are built in us all. The challenge is remaining connected to them and allowing them to evolve as we grow up. I'll help you unleash your funny bone in a way that connects to a room full of strangers.
Joe has enjoyed a prolific career producing some of comedy’s funniest moments on stage and television. He earned the CableACE Award for producing 117 episodes of Caroline’s Comedy Hour for A&E. He also worked as a producer for Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Stand-Up and Short Attention Span Theater. Joe’s credited with signing Greg Giraldo as the company’s first management client where they developed Greg’s life story into the ABC sitcom Common Law. Joe was also an Executive in Charge of Production for Nickelodeon, and introduced celebrity chefs Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger to The Food Network and developed their show Too Hot Tamales. TV Guide called the series “one of the best reasons to watch TV.”
Joe was featured in the BBC documentary Imagine – The Art of Stand Up. He launched the comedy clubs Carolines on Broadway and the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, CA. He currently has a kids animated series in development at TeamTo and a comedy feature set up at Columbia Pictures. He teaches his popular Beginners and Advanced Stand Up Comedy Classes year round, helping people all over the world connect to their funnybone. Joe spends his free time coming up with new ways to convince his dad that comedy is a serious business.