Since 1991, South Buffalo’s Tim Joyce has been working comedy clubs and colleges, literally from coast to coast. He’s played in 42 states, as well as Canada and Ireland. Tim has been featured nationally on ABC (America’s Funniest People), Comedy Central (Stand-Up Stand-Up and Short Attention Span Theatre), and recently on WeTV’s Stand Up Mom. He has also appeared on the regional Fox TV stand up revues Night Shift and Live At The Funny Farm as well as CHCH TV’s Club 54 in Canada. His comedy is featured on ComedyTimeTV.com, a webcast from the Pasadena Ice House, and Sirius Radio’s RawDog Comedy Channel. Among the famous comedy stages he has worked include The Improv, Laugh Factory, and Luna Park in LA; The Comedy Cellar and New York Comedy Club in NYC; Zanies, The Improv, and Laugh Factory in Chicago; The Cleveland Improv; The Funny Bone Comedy Clubs of St. Louis, Green Bay, Columbus, and Syracuse; Bonkerz in Milwaukee; Crackers in Indianapolis; and many many smaller clubs and Casinos all over. Colleges he has performed at include Northwestern, Harvard, St. Bonaventure, Penn State, Buffalo State, WVU, University of Hartford, and UCLA. Tim has been working professionally in the creative arts since 1980 including six seasons acting with Buffalo’s renowned Shakespeare In Delaware Park from ’80 to ’85. The summer of 2012 he returned to the Park stage as Lord Stanley in Richard III, and then followed that with a starring role in “Angels In America” at the ALT Theatre. In 1985 Tim left his beloved home town of Buffalo and moved to Chicago to attend the Second City Training Center, where he ended up ghost writing material for their Mainstage and ETC shows, working with talented writer/performers such as Tina Fey and Steve Carrell. In 1989 he became head writer of the critically acclaimed Underground Theatre Conspiracy comedy troupe. From that experience he went on to write many plays, 6 of which were produced professionally including 2006’s “Diner Tales” which received a Jeff Recommendation for its run at the Raven Theatre of Chicago. All in all he spent 26 years living and performing and writing in Chicago, as well as teaching those skills to hundreds of aspiring writer/performers. He was the comedy writing instructor at the Improv in Chicago for 7 years, Chicago Portfolio School for six years, and has been a private coach to writers and performers of comedy for over 20 years. Tim is co-author of the major release (through Andrews McMeel Publishing) humor book, Life: The Final Frontier. Tim released a new book, Seize The Day Job through Razor7 Publishing in the spring of 2008, which received a generous cover endorsement from Carlos Mencia. Both books are collections of essays spoofing the Self Help genre. Tim Joyce now loves living back in his hometown of Buffalo in the historic Allentown neighborhood accompanied by Connie, his wife of over 30 years, two obese cats, and a priapic dog. He began, in 2009, teaching Solo Performance and Intro to Theatre at Buffalo State College. Currently he also teaches comedy writing/performing at Helium, Buffalo’s brand new “A” comedy club which has already seen superstars like Dave Attell on its stage. In 2013 he was honored to be chosen as one of “Buffalo’s 5 Best Standup Comedians” by ArtVoice Magazine. He loves and always will love touring the country and making people laugh, and would never trade his Blue Collar roots for anything.