A Veteran of the US Army, Joe "JR" Lipari has been performing improv and stand-up comedy since February 2003; when he first took the stage at the world famous Caroline’s Comedy Club. Since then, Joe has become a favorite at clubs around the country; including top comedy venues like The ImprovJon Lovitz’s Comedy ClubThe Ice House and The People’s Improv Theater

Off-stage: Joe is an accomplished filmmaker, producer and TV/radio personality.

A scan of Joe’s IMDB profile shows a wide range of projects; from hit reality shows to feature length documentaries and big budget Hollywood movies. A faculty member of The People's Improv Theater (NYC) and The Improv Olympic (Hollywood), Joe teaches a DIY filmmaking workshop; over the course of 6 weeks 6-10 filmmakers write, produce, shoot & screen a 5-10 minute short film. As an actor, Joe was set to make his motion picture debut in Eat, Pray, Love alongside Julia Roberts. Unfortunately, his scenes did not make the final cut. He was interviewed about his experience and thoroughly misquoted by The Times of India.

His first short film, Dream Job (starring Dave Hill & Victor Varnado), premiered at the 16th Annual NYC Picture Start Film Festival; where it won an Audience Award. Dream Job went on to screen at a number of top comedy film festivals including The Friars Club Film Festival; Dream Job is now available online.  

Lipari is no stranger to controversy. Joe infamously paraphrased a quote from Fight Club on his Facebook page which got him arrested by NYPD SWAT and questioned by Homeland Security. His story was covered by This American Life, the documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply (Available on Netflix) and international newspapers like The Guardian. Joe's also set to appear in upcoming episodes of America's Book of Secrets on The History Channel and Fox News' Stossel Documentary.

Now, the founder and Creative Director of Recession Proof Media, Joe's first comic book "It Came from the Jersey Shore" will be released in 2014. "It Came From the Jersey Shore" is a satirical look at today's political and pop culture obsessed in a fight for survival; with art by Herb Trimpe & Shawn Conn.

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“He’s a renaissance man… A real American.”
Jay Thomas  - Sirius/XM Radio

“He may have the right to remain silent.. But, he does not exercise that right”
Ira Glass - This American Life

“The best thing to come out of New Jersey since Thomas Edison”
Rebekah Borucki - Host : Got Zen : BexLife.com

“Lipari will make you pant, not just with his big mouth, but also with the unwavering self-awareness he exudes… he asks what only the wise motherfuckers consider”
Bambi Shlomovich - Critic: Jewcy.com

“His observant/autobiographical material is laced with biting sarcasm”
Jim Mendrinos - Comedian & Author - The Complete Idiots Guide to Comedy Writing


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