Joe Praino is a comedian, actor and podcast host: Dirty Sports (with Andy Ruther), which showcases his immense depth of sports knowledge, and theKooks of Komedy (with Lachlan Patterson), which draws the obvious parallels between comedy and surfing. He can be seen performing at several clubs in New York City & L.A., including Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, The Improv, Flappers and the Westside Comedy Theater.
A native New Yorker, Praino worked the club circuit and was a CBS Page and a Desk Assistant at the Evening News With Dan Rather before standup comedy eventually won out as his full-time pursuit. He earned regular spots at the Comic Strip Live and Boston Comedy Club and he hosted his own variety show,Miscellaneous, at Galapagos in Brooklyn. Praino has had several indie film roles and appearances on “Gotham Comedy Live” and several episodes of “ESPN Instant,” with some of his favorite analysts and commentators. Praino is a sports enthusiast, whose dream came true when he threw out the first pitch at a Mets game. He lives in sunny CA with his dog, Vince, who has an unusually small trachea.