Joe Matarese grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ, minutes outside of Philadelphia, and now resides with his wife and 2 kids in the NYC burbs. His 30-year comedy career is much like his favorite movie – Rocky - in that he’s hit a lot of doubles and triples, but he’s yet to hit the home run. But just like Rocky, he’s going the distance.
In those 30 years, Joe’s landed appearances on the most sought after TV and radio shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, America’s Got Talent (where he received a standing ovation from all 4 celebrity judges and the 2000 person crowd), Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central Presents (his very own 1/2 hour special), The Howard Stern Show, and 2 One-Hour Specials entitled “Medicated” and “The Poster’s Wrong”. You may also recognize him from Bravo’s reality series Better Half where he taught his wife to perform standup and she brought home the $20,000 prize.
Joe has hit the stage four times at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, leading to two development deals with major television networks. Joe was also the creator and star of a 13-episode web series funded by Official Comedy, “Fixing Joe”, a scripted comedy based on Joe’s first podcast of seven years with the same name. Look for Joe’s brand new podcast, “Stand Up Lie Down,” with Dr. Keith Ablow coming out in Fall 2017 as well as his performances at a club or theater near you!