When Joe Starr headlines nightclubs, casinos and theaters across America and Canada, he brings with him over twenty years of experience and a healthy respect for show biz history. The Grandson of a Vaudeville performer, Joe's natural comedic abilities were recognized early by many of the country's leading stand-up comedians who immediately embraced him. He has gone on to work with a host of comedic luminaries such as Jay Leno, Robert Klein, Pat Cooper, Soupy Sales and Jeff Dunham. His Stand-Up has been featured in the New York City Underground Comedy Festival, SiTV's Latino Laugh Festival, and the Amsterdam Comedy Festival. He is a favorite at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, having been invited to perform there an unprecedented 5 years in a row, as well as appearing on the JFL National Tour. Starr's Stand-Up combines storytelling and jokes with precise physical humor, infused with modern sensibilities. It's a winning formula that has been featured on such diverse showcases as "Premium Blend" on Comedy Central and "Comedy Factory" on Dutch television's Nederland 1
Acting was a natural progression for Joe and in 2006, he appeared in the opening scene for the powerful film “World Trade Center”, directed by Oliver Stone, starring Nicholas Cage, from Paramount Pictures.
In 2007, Joe starred opposite Christopher McDonald in the television mini-series “The Bronx is Burning” the story of the '77 Yankees, produced by ESPN Original Entertainment.
In 2008, Joe taped several recurring appearances on Comedy Central's “Important Things with Demetri Martin”, airing in 2009. In February of 2009, Joe finished his work as Barnaby in Steven Spielberg's feature film: “The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn”. Joe also appeared in the comedy blockbuster: “Date Night” starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. In 2010, he landed a guest-starring role on the Starz' Network original series: “Gravity”. Recently, Joe starred in a student film “Maid of Honor.”
Joe appears regularly at some of the nations top comedy clubs including: The Improv, The Funny Bone, Zanies and Catch A Rising Star. Joe has also been heard on “The Bob & Tom Show”, a nationally syndicated radio show.
"As a Comedian my list of influences starts with Chaplin and ends when television went to color," says Starr. "As an Actor I am deeply affected by the work of great American filmmakers. I'm proud that, in a world of fads and flavors of the month, fans tell me that my Stand-up reminds them a bit of Lou Costello or Jack Benny or Jackie Gleason; Or when they say my acting is reminiscent of Rod Steiger or Gene Hackman. It's intentional." Joe Starr's instantly recognizable face and a style that melds old and new make him at once singular, uncommon, familiar and unique. It's intentional.