"Jesse has opened for me extensively on the road so I've seen him do hundreds of sets. He is always super funny, has tons of material and the crowds love him. Bottom line, Jesse Joyce is a great comedian." - Greg Giraldo
"Not only is he a great comic, he's also a great writer." - Dave Attell
"Wonderful! Very funny!" - Dick Cavett
"He's a great writer and a funny stand up" - Jim Norton
"Jesse Joyce is a funny fucking guy!" Greg "Opie" Hughes from The Opie and Anthony Show
"Jesse Joyce is one of the most talented, creative and flat-out funniest comedians in New York City today" - Comic Strip Live comedy club New York City
"You can see where Giraldo got most of his great ideas for his legendary Comedy Central Roast appearances." - CringeHumor.com
Jesse Joyce started his comedy career in Pittsburgh in 1998. In 2001 he made the move to New York City and has been earning 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, 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 on the Fox News Network.
In 2011 Stags was released, a feature film 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 NetFlix.
An accomplished writer as well, Jesse currently writes for the hit Comedy Central show @Midnight. Also in 2014, in addition to performing on the show, he helped Dave Attell write his late night comedy series Comedy Underground with Dave Attell. Jesse also wrote for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on ABC hosted by Seth MacFarlane, The 2014 BET Awards hosted by Chris Rock, The 2013 Guys Choice Awards on Spike TV and he's a writer and consulting producer on The Jim Norton Show for Vice.com. But Jesse's writing 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 Roasts 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 Roast's Most Outrageous Moments and for The Comedy Central Roasts 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. 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 The Opie and Anthony Show now The Opie with Jim Norton Show 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 15 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 and in 2008 was selected to participate in the Great American Comedy Festival a festival sprung of Johnny Carson's legacy. When not headlining clubs or performing all around New York City he can be seen in theaters as part of The Comedy Addiction Tour where comics bring humor and poignancy to the struggles of addiction.
Jesse resides in New York City with his dog Petey.