Joe Fernandez — a half-Cuban, half-Irish, (Or Cubish) comedian. Growing up in Texas, he had an affinity for the sport of baseball and dreamed of playing for the Houston Astros, but when his body didn’t grow up with his dreams he moved to performing comedy.
Joe has been performing since the age of 15 and has improvised with comedy groups at iO Chicago, the Annoyance, and the Playground theater.
While at Marquette University, he performed in numerous plays, including ‘Quid Pro Quo’, which went on to be performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. He also won the Chris Farley scholarship for using humor in a positive manner.
Joe has been performing stand-up consistently for 5 and a half years now and was a finalist for the Andy Kaufman Awards as well as a member of the Chicago Just For Laughs Festival in 2011. He also has performed in the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, the Boston Comedy Festival, the Laughing Stock Comedy Festival, and the Laughing Devil Festival.
Armed with smart satirical jokes that often toe the line as well as bits that involve character work and audience participation, he always finds a way to make the audience have fun.
He is a regular on the Chicago comedy scene, having done shows at Zanies, The Improv in Schaumburg, ‘Up’ Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, Lincoln Lodge,Comedians You Should Know Show, The Comedy Bar, SpeakEasy Comedy and Chicago Underground Comedy where he is also a member and has opened for Natasha Leggero, Jon Lovitz, Nick Griffin and Harland Williams.
He is currently a member and co-founder of the stand-up/sketch comedy group ‘Your Funniest Friends’ which perform their weekly showcase at the Joynt in downtown Chicago at 650 N. Dearborn 8 pm every week.
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if you’d like to book him, you can e-mail him at Fernandezcomedy@gmail.com.