Joe Matarese has a talent for turning real life struggles into comedic gems. His completely autobiographical act pokes fun at his dysfunctional Italian family, his children, and his marriage to a psychologist. Joe's appearance on "America's Got Talent" received a standing ovation from the crowd and all 4 celebrity judges.“He’s appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" and he has his own multi-episode weekly podcast “Fixing Joe” along with his 1-Hour standup Special “Medicated.”
“Friday’s audience will be a part of the taping of his new 1-Hour Special “The Poster’s Wrong”
This show is 21+ (18+ with parent). Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime.)
Joe’s completely autobiographical act pokes fun at his subtly dysfunctional Italian family, his own neuroses, life with a five year old, and a baby daughter, and his marriage to a psychologist (his perfect match). After 20 years of failed relationships, his main objective is fixing Joe – he has to if he wants this relationship to work. Joe’s talent for turning real life struggles into comedic gems quickly landed him appearances on the most sought after TV and radio shows including America’s Got Talent where he received a standing ovation from the crowd and all 4 celebrity judges, Chelsea Lately, The Late Show with David Letterman (2 appearances), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central Presents (his very own 1/2 hour special), Comedy.TV, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, Nick Mom’s Night Out, The Howard Stern Show and Breuer Unleashed on Sirius Satellite Radio, Howard On Demand, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (4 appearances), and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. You may also recognize him from Bravo’s reality series Better Half where he teaches his wife to perform standup and she brings home the $20,000 prize.
Joe has also hit the stage four times at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, leading to two development deals with major television networks. Joe’s acting resume also recently grew when he landed a guest starring role on IFC’s Zrock playing “Cliff Brenner” an annoying yuppie with a pet bulldog, and a stand out performance in Howard TV’s hit show “Show In The Hallway” playing a cop who becomes obsessed with Robin Quivers, or on his web series “Fixing Joe” on www.Officialcomedy.com which he stars in. He also has a very successful podcast called Fixing Joe where he turns the tables on self help and talk radio by asking his celebrity guests, listeners, and friends and family to help him on every episode. His hit comedic podcast aims to help others as Joe helps himself. Check him out live – within minutes you will feel like your life is perfect!