What are your other hobbies?
I try to stay active as much as possible! Lately, that’s been in the form of kickball, basketball, soccer, and running! Also I eat enough cheese to consider that a hobby as well.
If you weren’t doing improv, where would you be?
Sad and alone! No, I’d be okay. But I would be missing out on so many beautiful and fulfilling experiences on a daily basis.
What is your favorite improv scene you’ve been in?
I was playing a spooky talking tree in a Halloween themed musical. One of my scene partners “expressed romantic interest” in the tree while I was singing a solo song about our environment. The term “tree job” may have been invented. It was beautiful.
Who is your comedy idol?
The late Robin Williams and the younger than me Bo Burnham
10 words or less of what improv means to you?
My creative expression. My joy. My favorite thing to do.
Where will you be in 10 years?
Making people laugh for a living. In one way or another.
Anything else we should know?
Improv breathed new life into me when I needed it most. It is truly life changing and I feel so lucky to have found it. Making people laugh is my favorite thing to do in the whole world, and I’m extremely grateful that I have an outlet to do so.
Joey teaches level 2 and 3 classes. He has experience studying both acting and improv. Acting and theater classes taught him to be vulnerable, ridiculous, and dramatic. Improv taught him to listen, focus, support, let go, and most importantly- have fun. His teaching combines both, as he loves to help people become bolder and more attentive players on stage.
Joey performs most Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with FCI’s Pro League. He is half of the improvised emo duo, Sad Boys and plays with the improvised Tennessee William’s genre team Belle Rev.