Virtual Comedian Joe Zimmerman brings insightful observations and a fun-loving curiosity to comedy that achieves a level of joy rarely accomplished. Known for his inventive writing and playful persona, Joe’s jokes are first and foremost on himself, setting the mood for his fans to relax and have fun turning their own humanity into hilarity. He finds the absurdities and contradictions of everyday existence – the ones you almost don’t notice but instantly relate to, as well as touching on more creative topics from history, to pop-science, bird watching, time machines, Bigfoot, The Universe, monkey research, Doomsday preppers, and of course baby Hitler.
Buzzfeed named him a top comic to watch, saying, “Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic,” and “You’d be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable show.”
One of his bits drew praise from John Mulaney in Vulture magazine: who said “That’s so funny to take an audience through real facts about Andrew Jackson, who’s on no one’s mind, and then Joe Zimmerman brings him up and tells you real things he did and has jokes that are great, and it destroys.”
Brian Regan called Joe, “One of my favorite comedians” and invited him to perform with him at The Kennedy Center, Red Rocks, Radio City Music Hall, and his Netflix Special at the Paramount. John Oliver called him “Spectacular” after a set for Comedy Central; and Ricky Gervais invited him to perform with two separate times at Madison Square Garden. Jimmy Fallon, after seeing him do a set at The Stand in New York city, invited him to do his debut on The Tonight Show in 2017.
Fun, Interactive Virtual Show
Drawing on his sixteen years of experience, Joe has developed a fun and interactive virtual show that allows you to laugh from the comfort of your own home in a time when live connection comes as a much-needed relief. He has performed upwards of 30 corporate virtual events, from large clients like Microsoft, Okta, Experian and Deloitte, to small tech start-ups, accountant groups, law firms, regional financial advisors, recruiters, IT departments, and even a team of nannies.
Virtual Comedy Show Testimonial
Artist/Attraction Rating: 5 stars “Joe Zimmerman was the perfect comedian for my company holiday party. His material was so funny and work-appropriate. My company had a really good time laughing and couldn’t stop talking about a couple of his jokes after the Zoom call ended. Joe is also very kind, he spent some time with my team to go over the details for the show and was super responsive with communication via email. I’m now a true fan of Joe!” -Virginia, Envoy
Special Skills / Strengths
Ability to adapt quickly to various audiences, settings, and industries
Able to perform clean, safe for work, comedy that remains funny and original
Audience interaction and interactive material
Intelligent while remaining universal
Feel good comedy without punching down
Genre & Style
Joe’s comedy albums are in the regular rotation on Sirius XM, Spotify, and Pandora, and on Pandora alone, he has 16 million lifetime streams, where his comedy has been added to stations such as “Relaxing Comedy”, “Calm Comedy”, “Clean Comedy” and “Comedy Icons”. Pandora listeners who like his jokes also tend to like Jim Gaffigan, Brian Regan, Gary Gulman, Nate Bargatze, John Mulaney, Jerry Seinfeld, Maria Bamford, Tom Papa, Kumail Nanjiani, and Jon Stewart.
A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, Joe attended Davidson College in North Carolina where he graduated in 2005 with a writing degree, and went on to begin his comedy career in the southeast as an original member of the Beards of Comedy, who toured from 2008 to 2012 and recorded two albums, one with Comedy Central. After making the jump to New York city in 2013, he landed TV appearances on The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, and his own Comedy Central Half Hour special. His debut album Smiling at Wolves reached #2 on the i-Tunes comedy charts, and he has become a regular at New York’s iconic Comedy Cellar.
Joe also writes humor pieces for The New Yorker and New York Times, and has a weekly comedy podcast called Blind Spot, which details his questionable attempts to attain infinite knowledge and power.
LIVE IN-PERSON COMEDY SHOW
Joe has built a following through hundreds of live appearances around the country as well as his comedy albums, podcast, writing, and multiple TV appearances. He has headlined many of the premier venues in the U.S. and Canada, including The San Francisco Punchline, Helium Philadelphia, Zanies Chicago, Acme Minneapolis, Comedy Club on State Madison, Cap City Austin, Hilarities Cleveland, The Seattle Underground, The Improvs & Funny Bones, Comedy Works Denver, and Caroline’s on Broadway.
“Closed the show and destroyed the crowd with an audience participation bit that caused howling fits.” – Punchline Magazine
“One of the best new comedians from the South”. – Paste Magazine
” Joe Zimmerman was the perfect comedian for my company holiday party. His material was so funny and work appropriate. My company had a really good time laughing and couldn’t stop talking about a couple of his jokes after the Zoom call ended. Joe is also very kind, he spent some time with my team to go over the details for the show and was super responsive with communication via email. I’m now a true fan of Joe!” -Envoy
“Joe performed acts that were related to some of our key clients, per request from our leadership, and it was extremely funny and well received from the team.” -Rizing
“In addition to working with Joe on his half hour special, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and This Week at the Comedy Cellar, I’ve also had a great experience booking him for corporate appearances. In each instance, he represented Comedy Central very well – the events were a success, Joe killed, and the clients were very happy. Joe is talented, entertaining, appropriate for all audiences, professional, and most importantly he is funny. I highly recommend working with him.” -Anne Harris / SVP Talent & Development, Comedy Central
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Joe for 3 events. Joe was committed to making sure our needs and goals were met at each event. His comedy is clean and appropriate for a professional setting. He is extremely funny, easy going and easy to work with. I can’t wait to work with him again.” -Emily Stock / Associate Director, Habitat for Humanity
Everyone was highly entertained, and he was great to work with from an event organizer perspective! -Yieldmo
“We hired Joe for a company holiday zoom party and he was awesome. Great set, reads the Zoom room great and brought much needed levity.” -Momentum
“Joe Zimmerman did a great job performing for our company! He engaged with everyone through zoom and everyone had a great time!” Crystal Equation:
“Joe was great! We had our team members invite their families for the comedy show and he interacted with the kids so well when they responded to him. Everyone was able to have a lot of fun, even remotely, I was very impressed!” -Envision
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Joe for 3 events. Joe and his team were always quick to respond and professional. Joe was committed to making sure our needs and goals were met at each event. His comedy is clean and appropriate for a professional setting. He is extremely funny, easy going and easy to work with. I can’t wait to work with him again.”
-Emily Stock / Associate Director, Habitat for Humanity
“The combination of Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable show.”
“Joe was a perfect fit for our group. He was punctual, professional, and very funny.”
-Ricky Saltzman / President, Mississippi Health Care Insurance Services
“Joe was a pro all the way around. He got to know our guests and was even able to work a few jokes into his set about them. We loved having him and look forward to having him back.”
-Brendan Burch / CEO of Six Point Harness
“Closed the show and destroyed the crowd with an audience participation bit that caused howling fits.”