Joe Zimmerman has had a big year the New York City-based comedian. In addition to making his Comedy Central debut on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, he made his late night debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and performed on Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out. He appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, and was chosen as one of the acclaimed New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was positively reviewed by the The Spit Take and Time Out NY. He was also a finalist in the Laughing Skull festival in Atlanta and the Laughing Devil festival in New York, a semi-finalist in the Andy Kaufman awards, and Buzzfeed named him one of the top 14 comedians you should be paying attention to, saying, “The combination of Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic,” and “You’d be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable show.”
Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with a wide-eyed, aw-shucks demeanor, Joe has been personally selected by Ricky Gervais as a Conan contest finalist and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM and Pandora. He is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, the most requested tour in the Southeast from 2008-2012. The Beards released two albums (2011’s Cardio Mix on Comedy Central Records); their Beards Across America MSN web series amassed more than a million views.
Current projects in the works include his soon to be released debut solo album “Smiling at Wolves,” and his podcast “Universe City” which blends popular science with comedy.
“Great comic alert! Great writing and timing, and in your town soon—see the future!” – Maria Bamford
“Avoided many of the clichéd mannerisms and styles of the contemporary stand-up world without coming across as arrogant, smug, or snarky.” – Charleston City Paper
“An approach to comedy that, I believe, is welcoming to all (well, mostly all as long as you like your comedy leaning on the smarter side of the fence).” – The Comedy Bureau