“I have been involved and worked in student programming for over 15 years and have never experienced anything as unique and engaging as Joe’s visit, workshop, and performance at our school. He intricately and authentically weaves together narratives of the campus community into his performance, while sharing his own college experiences in the process. Unlike many other college performers I’ve booked and seen at NACA showcases, Joe’s performance becomes a meaningful reflection and dialogue on identity, narrative, and culture and how it intersects with current issues students are facing on your particular campus. Students, faculty, and staff were genuinely energized by this event and I’m confident that it will lead to more critical dialogue around issues of diversity and inclusiveness on our campus.”
— Ryan Kasmier, Director of Student Life, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Joe's college show takes a high energy interactive approach at discussing diversity on college campuses.  “I talk about my own insecurities, growing up Polish & Mexican in Chicago and how that affected my experience as a student at Princeton University. I didn't feel like I fit in ANYWHERE. I challenge current ideas of masculinity and what it means to be a ‘real man.” I also poke fun at my own romantic relationships and the ups and downs of college life.” Dr. Michael Eric Dyson says, “Joe tells difficult truths with unsparing honesty leavened with glorious wit and humor.”

Joe has opened for everyone from legendary musician John Mellencamp to comedian Carlos Mencia. He has performed at the Unidos US annual conference several times, including warming up the crowd for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  He has performed at several NACA conferences as well as the San Francisco Hip-Hop Theater Festival, the NYC Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, just to name a few.  In addition to countless theater performances around the United States and the UK, he has performed his unique blend of stand-up comedy and spoken word poetry at the below list of colleges and universities.  Click here for detailed testimonies about his performances.

Augustana College

Ball State University

Baylor University

Boston College

Boston University

Brown University

Cal Lutheran University

Cal State LA

California Polytechnic State University

Central Michigan University

Colgate University

College of New Jersey

College of William & Mary

College of Wooster

Colorado NW Community College

Concordia College

CUNY Queens

Davidson College

DePaul University

Dominican University

East LA College

Eastern Oregon University

Florida Atlantic University

George Washington University

Georgia College & State University

Goucher College

Grand Valley State University

Indiana University NW

John Carroll University

Kansas State University

Knox College

Lehigh University

Loyola Maryland

Loyola Marymount

McDaniel College

Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey

Morehead State University

Mt San Jacinto College

Northeastern University

Northern Kentucky University

Northwestern University

Oklahoma State University

Onondaga Community College

Penn State Altoona

Penn State Harrisburg

Pierce College Puyallup

Pikes Peak Community College

Plymouth State University

Pomona College

Princeton University

Rider College

Roosevelt University

Rutgers University

Salem State College

San Antonio College

San Francisco State University

San Jacinto College

Sonoma State University

Southwest Minnesota State University

Stanford University

Stetson University

Tacoma Community College

Texas A&M

UC Merced

UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz


University of Delaware

University of Georgia

University of Houston

University of Mary Washington

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

University of Michigan

University of Missouri

University of Montevallo

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of Pennsylvania

University of Richmond

University of San Diego

University of Scranton

University of Southern Florida

University of Texas – Pan American

University of the Arts

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest University

Wellesley College

Wheaton College

William Paterson University