One of the members of the “Monster Headliners of NY” (Minervini, DiBitetto, Kola, etc), Joseph Anthony is simply one of the best comics around. Having “grown up” with most of the huge names of stand-up comedians who got their start in the NY area, Joseph is revered as being at the top of his game and is a frequently requested performer/headliner at the most well-known comedy clubs and venues in the Northeast and around the country. Known for his very smart and piercing humor, Joseph often times reminds audiences of the awesome genius of Lenny Bruce. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
Joseph is a very diversified and accomplished performer having studied writing style and screen writing at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He learned the basics of filmmaking at the College of Staten Island, NY. He studied the Meisner Technique of acting under Joanna Beckson (Ray Romano’s teacher), herself a student of the famed Actors Studio.
In January of 1990, he stepped onstage at the legendary PIPS Comedy Club in Brooklyn, New York. He immediately found the avenue for all three of his artistic passions – writing, acting and stand up comedy. And it’s been off and running since!
Joseph’s story telling has also been compared to Richard Prior. His analytical intelligence likened to George Carlin. Fade In Magazine once described him as a cross between Sam Kinison and Ray Romano. At the end of the day though, he is “Joseph Anthony” – real person, family man, writer and performer, with the desire to simply elevate the level of his craft– and speak “The Truth!” And everybody laughs!