Jesse Joyce started his comedy career in Pittsburgh in 1998. In 2001 he made the move to New York City and has been earning a reputation as a rising star on the comedy scene with performances loved by crowds around the world, and a writing style admired and respected by comedians at every level. Spawned from a family of lawyers, professional jugglers, an army ranger and a circus clown, Joyce developed his own unique brand of comic charisma which he brings to the standup comedy stage entwining distinctively intelligent material and high energy performance.
In television, Joyce has made appearances on the Date Night for AMC, Comedy Central’s inaugural season of Live at Gotham, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’s “Pass The Mic,” Stand-Up 360 with Caroline Rhea and Gotham Comedy Live on the AXS network. In 2010 he was a top 20 Semi-Finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Currently, Joyce can be seen regularly on History Channel’s I Love the 1880′s and RedEye with Greg Gutfield on the Fox News Network where he brings his acerbic wit to bear on the events of the day.
In 2011 Stags was released, a feature film produced by Ben Barenholz of Raising Arizona, Barton Fink and Requiem for a Dream and starring Joyce, the dark comedy is about four New York City permanent bachelors, and is currently available on NetFlix.
Since 2007, Jesse has/had been the behind-the-scenes half of the long time Comedy Central Roast writing partnership with the late, great Greg Giraldo for Comedy Central and Joel Gallen’s Tenth Planet Productions including the Comedy Central Roast(s) of David Hasselhoff, Joan Rivers, Larry the Cable Guy, Bob Saget and Flavor Flav. His roast writing talents were also utilized for the TBS Celebrity Roast of Cheech and Chong and success writing for the Comedy Central programs led to his being requested to write Comedy Central’s Burned! The Roasts’ Most Outrageous Moments and for The Comedy Central Roast(s) of Trump, Charlie Sheen and Roseanne. Joyce’s writing has been utilized by Joan Rivers on TV Land’s How’d You Get So Rich? and in 2012 he became a staff writer for the popular The Burn with Jeff Ross on Comedy Central and is now writing for the second season. His work in TV, Radio and Print advertising has won him several American Advertising Awards as far back as 2001. Jesse can be heard on the XM and Sirius Satellite Radio where his acclaimed CD Joyce To The World is part of regular rotation. His reoccurring appearances on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Morning Show, have become listener favorites and led a featured performance on their CD As Big As A Hat.
Jesse has entertained audiences across America as well as in 15 countries on 4 continents with his live show at clubs, colleges, and festivals. An established performer with the USO, he has performed overseas on numerous occasions. In addition to his busy club and college schedule, Joyce has appeared at the TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and in 2008 was selected to participate in the Great American Comedy Festival a festival sprung of Johnny Carson’s legacy. When not headlining clubs or performing all around New York City he can be seen in theaters as part of The Comedy Addiction Tour where comics bring humor and poignancy to the struggles of addiction.
Jesse resides in New York City with his dog Petey.
“Jesse has opened for me extensively on the road so I’ve seen him do hundreds of sets. He is always super funny, has tons of material and the crowds love him. Bottom line, Jesse Joyce is a great comedian.” - Greg Giraldo
“He’s a GREAT WRITER and a funny stand up” - Jim Norton
“Wonderful! Very funny!” - Dick Cavett
“Jesse Joyce is one of the most talented, creative and flat-out funniest comedians in New York City today” - Comic Strip Live (comedy club New York City)
“You can see where Giraldo got most of his great ideas for his legendary Comedy Central Roast appearances.” - CringeHumor.com