Joe Bartnick is a triple threat stand up comic, writer, and actor. He was born and raised in the City of Champions, Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh taught him how to eat, drink, and get out. Bartnick started doing stand up in San Francisco. Comedy has taken Bartnick from coffee shops and laundromats to the Punchline and places like the Warfield, Nokia Theatre LA Live, the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, and the Grand Ole Opry.
As a writer, Bartnick has written for the Grammy Award nominated “Queen of Mean,” Lisa Lampanelli, and several other comics. He was a supervising producer on Dogg After Dark. As an actor, Bartnick was in National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie and plays Vinny on Playboy TV’s King of Clubs.
Bartnick’s knowledge and love of sports has made him a regular guest on sports radio around the country.
Bartnick’s comedy is not dirty, but morally corrupt. Bill Burr called Bartnick, “mellow and loud,” because his easygoing style belies his razor-sharp tongue.
Bartnick can be seen on the Discovery Channel roasting Tommy Lee and can be heard on National Lampoon Radio, Playboy Radio, and KLAS FM Los Angeles. Bartnick performed on the Comedy Central Live tour, Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour Uncensored!, the San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival, and the LA Comedy Fest.
Bartnick’s impeccable joke writing landed him the gig of Lisa Lampanelli, the “Queen of Mean’s” head writer, including her Comedy Central and Howard Stern roasts, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, print interviews, and her “Ask Lisa” column. Bartnick also wrote for The Ian Bagg Show, The Bob & Tom Show, Comedy Time, and Dogg after Dark with Snoop Dogg himself.
Bartnick can be seen in the films Dirty Movie, What Dreams May Come, The Last Hurrah, and various viral videos channeling his natural abilities as a tough guy.