Joe Bartnick was born and raised in Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to eat, drink and be funny. He moved to San Francisco and began his career as a standup comic. Joe worked his way up from performing in coffee shops and laundromats to play prestigious venues such as The Warfield and The Palace of Fine Arts. During that time he became a regular at the world famous Punch Line and shared the stage with numerous comedy legends. Joe moved to Los Angeles, jumped into writing and acting and has written on many television projects including the ESPYS, Snoop After Dark and Eddie Griffin Going for Broke. As an actor, Joe starred in Dirty Jokes the Movie. Joe created and starred (fully clothed) in the Playboy TV series King of Clubs. For the last four years Joe has traveled the world opening for the Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli.