Joey "Coco" Diaz was born on February 19, 1963, in Havana, Cuba. He grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, and started his career in stand-up comedy in the 1990s. Diaz's early life was tough, as he faced many struggles growing up. He has been open about his battles with drug addiction and legal troubles, which have all contributed to his unique and irreverent comedy style.
Diaz's rise to fame in stand-up comedy began when he moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s. He quickly became a regular at the Comedy Store, performing alongside fellow comedians like Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo. Diaz's performances were notorious for their raunchy and vulgar nature, but audiences loved him for his raw and unfiltered approach to comedy.
In addition to his stand-up career, Diaz has also appeared in a number of TV shows and movies. He had a recurring role as Joey the Cop on the hit show "My Name is Earl" and has made appearances on shows like "The Mentalist" and "Childrens Hospital." Diaz has also had small roles in movies like "The Longest Yard" and "The Dark Knight Rises."
Diaz is perhaps best known for podcasting, both his own, as well as making countless guest appearances on many popular podcasts. In 2012 he started the podcast "The Church of What's Happening Now," which he co-hosted with Lee Syatt. The podcast was a huge success, but ultimately ended in August 2020. Since then, Diaz started a new podcast called "Uncle Joey's Joint", which has amassed quite the following on YouTube since it's inception. Diaz is a natural at podcasting, leveraging his unique and hilarious stories and rants that keep listeners engaged week after week.
Throughout his career, Joey Diaz has remained true to his roots and never lost his edge. He continues to tour and perform stand-up comedy around the country, delighting audiences with his no-holds-barred approach to humor. Diaz's rough and tumble upbringing has undoubtedly shaped his comedy and contributed to his success in the industry.