Joe List is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for his self-deprecating humor and dry wit. Born on August 22, 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts, List grew up in a working-class family and struggled with anxiety and depression from a young age. Despite these challenges, he always had a love for comedy and was inspired by the likes of George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Louis C.K.
List started performing stand-up comedy in his early 20s, honing his craft in local clubs and bars. He quickly gained a following for his clever observations on everyday life and his ability to turn his personal struggles into comedic material. In 2010, he made his television debut on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," and soon after, he was performing at comedy festivals and clubs across the country.
In addition to his stand-up career, List has also made a name for himself as a writer. He has contributed to numerous comedy blogs and magazines, and has been featured on comedy podcasts such as "You Know What Dude!" and "The Monday Morning Podcast." He has also released several comedy albums, including "So Far No Good" (2015) and "Are You Mad at Me?" (2018), which have received critical acclaim and solidified his status as one of the top comedians of his generation.
Despite his success, List has remained grounded and continues to draw on his personal experiences for material. He is known for his dark, self-deprecating humor, and his ability to make audiences laugh at the most unexpected moments. Whether he's discussing his struggles with mental health, his failed relationships, or his love for junk food, List's comedy is always relatable and thought-provoking.
Today, Joe List is considered one of the leading voices in the comedy world and continues to tour extensively, performing for audiences around the world. He has a devoted fanbase, and his material has been praised for its honesty, authenticity, and humor. He is a true original in the world of stand-up comedy, and a testament to the power of humor to heal, connect, and inspire.