Jesse Joyce headlines the Cape Fear Comedy Festival
We are excited to announce our first headliner for our 2017 festival. Jesse Joyce is a crow favorite at Dead Crow Comedy Room and will be coming back to Wilmington in May to headline our 8th annual festival.
Jesse Joyce bio:
As a stand up comedian and Emmy Nominated writer who splits time between Los Angeles and New York, Jesse Joyce has earned 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.
In television, Joyce has made appearances on Comedy Central’s hit shows Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, the inaugural season of Live at Gotham and is a frequent guest on @Midnight with Chris Hardwick. He was a recurring panelist on History Channel’s I Love The 1880′s, hosted Date Night for AMC, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’s “Pass The Mic,” VH1′s Morning Buzz, Talk of The Fest from The Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, The Guest List on Seeso, 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 @Midnight on Comedy Central and RedEye with Tom Shilue where he brings his acerbic wit to bear on the events of the day.
Jesse made his feature film debut in Stags in 2011, 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 Amazon and Netflix.
An award winning 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. In 2016 he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his work on Triumph’s Election Specials starring Triumph The Insult Comic Dog available on Hulu. Additionally, Jesse has been a long time joke writer for Seth McFarlane, most notably, for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on ABC. He’s been on the writing team for The 2014 BET Awards hosted by Chris Rock, The 2013 & 2015 Guys Choice Awards on Spike TV and was a writer and consulting producer on The Jim Norton Show for Vice.com. Recently, Jesse’s even been contributing his writing talents across the pond on several hit British panels shows such as The Big Fat Quiz of Everything, 8 Out of 10 Cats and the exceedingly clunkily named 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. But Jesse is probably best known as a veteran of the last 11 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, Justin Bieber and Rob Lowe.
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. 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 Opie and Anthony Show now Opie Radio and the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Morning Show, have become listener favorites and led to a featured performance on Bob and Tom’s CD As Big As A Hat.
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, San Francisco Sketch Fest, 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.