Joe Machi decided to try stand up and moved to NYC in 2006. He quickly passed for late night at New York’s Comic Strip Live. He subsequently passed at four other NYC Comedy Clubs including Stand Up New York and Caroline’s on Broadway.
In 2010 Machi won the NY Underground Comedy Festival’s Emerging Comic’s Contest. Three months later was a finalist in the New York Comedy Festivals NY’s Funniest Person Competition.
In 2011 he was runner up in the Boston Comedy Festivals New York Comedy Contest which earned him a trip to the Boston Comedy Festival. He was then profiled in the NY Daily News for making the Elite Eight in Caroline’s March Madness Final Four Competition.
In 2012 Machi was selected by Country Music Television to participate in their “Next Big Comic” Competition but could not compete because he had worked for CMT’s parent company. Then he received a big break by having a stand out set on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Machi has become a staple on New York Comedy Club and alternative comedy shows. His influences include everyone he’s ever talked to.