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Overview (2)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

As a stand up comedian and Emmy Nominated / WGA Award winning writer who splits time between Los Angeles and New York, Jesse Joyce has earned a reputation as a favorite headliner on the comedy scene with performances loved by crowds around the world, and a writing style admired and respected by comedians at every level.

Jesse has made numerous TV appearances on Comedy Central, including Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, Live At Gotham, and makes frequent appearances on @midnight with Chris Hardwick. Joyce has also been featured on Last Call with Carson Daly and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for NBC as well as having been voted a top 20 Semifinalist on Last Comic Standing in 2010. He has made regular appearances on History Channel's I Love the 1880s, hosted Date Night for AMC, was profiled on Entertainment Tonight and was on Talk of The Fest from The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Jesse can also be regularly seen on RedEye with Tom Shilue.

In 2011 Jesse stared in Stags, a dark comedy is about four New York City permanent bachelors, produced by Ben Barenholz of Raising Arizona, Barton Fink and Requiem for a Dream, in the role of Price.

An accomplished writer as well, Jesse has written for numerous hit Comedy Central shows and specials and currently works for the Emmy winning Comedy Central show @Midnight. Additionally Jesse helped Dave Attell write his late night comedy series Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, and is one of the longest standing writers for the Comedy Central Roast franchise. Jesse has been a long time joke writer for Seth McFarlane, most notably, for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on ABC. He's also been on the writing team for The 2014 BET Awards hosted by Chris Rock, Hulu's Triumph's Election Special 2016 for Robert Smigel, (for which he was nominated for a 2016 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and won the 2017 WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety Special), The 2013 & 2015 Guys Choice Awards on Spike TV and was a writer and consulting producer on The Jim Norton Show for Vice.com. But Jesse is probably best known as a veteran of the last 10 consecutive Comedy Central Roasts. Starting in 2007, Jesse was the behind-the-scenes half of the long time Comedy Central Roast writing partnership with the late, great Greg Giraldo 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, Roseanne, James Franco and Justin Bieber.

Joyce's writing has been utilized by Joan Rivers on TV Land's How'd You Get So Rich? and in 2012-2013 he was a staff writer for both seasons of the popular The Burn with Jeff Ross on Comedy Central. His work in TV, Radio and Print advertising has won him several American Advertising Awards as far back as 2001. J

Jesse has entertained audiences across America as well as in 17 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 2013 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, the TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in Austin TX, Gilda's Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, The Great American Comedy Festival a festival sprung of Johnny Carson's legacy and has made numerous appearances at The Boston Comedy Festival. When not headlining clubs around the country he can be seen regularly on Comedy Central's @midnight.

Jesse currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Emily and their dog Petey.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jesse Joyce

Spouse (1)

Haley Joy Kozlowski (2010 - 2012) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Briefly worked in advertising right out of college. Won 2 American Advertising Awards "Addys" for writing and graphic design.
Began doing stand up at the age of 18 while attending Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
His uncle Mike Joyce was briefly a stand up comedian and a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Was the long time writing partner and opening act for comedian Greg Giraldo.
Studied art at Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. His work has been displayed at The Pittsburgh International Airport, and he designed a plaque to Roberto Clemente that hangs in PNC Park. He also designed the logo for Ameriserv Financial Bank.
Wrote numbers 2 and 7 on Comedy Central's list of The Top 10 Best Roast Jokes of All Time. 7: "Ice-T is so old the first thing he bought with his record deal money was his freedom" 2: "Lisa Lampanelli is a lot like the OctoMom. She hasn't had 8 babies, but she has had 80 fingers inside her at the same time.".
Additionally Jesse often writes for Seth MacFarlane, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Jeff Ross, Robert Smigel, (the late) Greg Giraldo,and on rare occasion Matt Lauer.
As of 5-7-15, Jesse Joyce is currently ranked #9th on the @midnight with Chris Hardwick Leader Board with 4 wins in 6 appearances and a total score of 20,700 points.

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