Joe was born in Chicago and raised in Virginia Beach. He graduated from Norfolk State University with a B.A. Degree in Sociology. Joe moved to Washington DC and started working as a case worker in a halfway house and later as a probation counselor. While working there Joe would perform stand up comedy at the Comedy Cafe. One of Joe's fellow comedians was a young Dave Chappelle. Joe moved to the New York area to pursue comedy fulltime. Shortly after moving there, he was booked to do Showtime at the Apollo.
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