Joel is an 2 Time National Award winning Outdoor Writer who was drawn to comedy by a very talented young comic Hobbitt who he befriended.
Told he was "unbelievably comfortable with the silence" the first time he was on stage by a visiting professional comic, now friend, Joel's quick rise through the local comedy ranks are due to his experience on over 35 fishing TV shows including Babe Winkelman's Outdoor Secrets and many others. He also performed on stages in front of over 10,000 fishing enthusiasts working the famous "HAWG TROUGH" during the Sports Show seasons of 1995 & 1996.
But comedy is a different beast. The developed stage presence and clean home spun humor came with the help of Cliff Dietrich, owner of the Skyline and the numerous talented people who he has been able to meet and work with since his audition there in 2012 . Now, a veteran of well over 100 shows at The Skyline, he continues to grow, get laughs and be known for his razor wit when challenged.
Joel continues as a regular emcee and opening act at The Skyline Comedy Cafe in Appleton and has featured in shows in northern and western Wisconsin.