Jesse Joyce doesn't do cocaine. It's not his fault that he has 'a look and demeanor that seems to imply I do a lot of blow.' But his jittery, rapid-fire delivery, coupled with a keen pair of 'enormous coke eyes,' helps Joyce deliver big on his debut album, Pro Joyce. Joyce, a well-established roast writer who frequently opened for Greg Giraldo, pairs a sharp wit with precisely the right amount of self-deprecation. I've always preferred comedians who exercise their vocabulary, and Joyce's adroit wordplay is perfect for anyone who enjoys the occasional five-dollar word. His comedy is largely self-referential, and he addresses issues like his then-upcoming marriage and his struggles with alcoholism with equal ease.
©2011 Jesse Joyce (P)2011 Rooftop Comedy Productions