ABOUT JOE MACHI

Hometown: State College, Pennsylvania
Current Location: New York, New York

Joe Machi got into stand-up comedy because it felt great to make people laugh. Now an accomplished entertainer who has been making audiences laugh for eight years, Machi performed stand-up on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in 2012 and won the New York's Funniest Stand-Up competition as part of the New York Comedy Fest in 2013.

He got his start in comedy in 2006 at The Comic Strip as one of the comedians who performs after the end of the regular show. He got his first regular paid spot a few years later at The Comic Strip, where famed funnyman Chris Rock also got his start.

Commanding the attention of audiences wherever he goes, Machi won the NY Underground Comedy Fest's Emerging Comics contest. He performed on the New Faces Unrepped showcase at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and appeared on Howie Mandel's showcase, televised on Canada's CBC network. He began performing as "frightened correspondent Joe Machi" on "Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld" on Fox News in 2013.