Michael Joyce is a stand-up comedian and writer in New York City. Born in a small town just east of Cleveland, Ohio, his favorite childhood pastime was cracking up attendees at the nightly, mandatory Joyce family dinners.
He snuck off to do his first open mic at Wiley’s Comedy Club while attending the University of Dayton. Following his graduation Michael moved to Chicago, Illinois where he resided for seven years and acquired his stand-up comedy education in the back rooms, basements and comedy clubs of the Windy City and Midwest.
On any given night you can see Michael perform all over NYC at venues like Comedy at the Knitting Factory, Broken Comedy at Bar Matchless, and UCB. He’s been featured in TimeOut Magazine, the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye, appeared in the Laugh Track Comedy festival in Denver, Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy and was a “Best of Fest” finalist at the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival. Michael has opened for numerous nationally touring acts including Liza Treyger, Beth Stelling, Hannibal Buress, and Brooks Wheelan and he currently works for mental_floss magazine and co-produces The Fancy Show, which has frequently been cited as one of the top shows in NYC, most recently by Paste Magazine and the Matador Network.