To say that comedy is in Joey ILO’s blood wouldn’t be far from the truth. He was, after all, raised by honest-to-goodness clowns! Never a stranger to the stage, Joey started performing as a musician and song writer when he was 11-years-old. At age 26 he decided to follow in his parent’s (oversized) footsteps and begin a career in comedy. In his first year as a comedian Joey was named the regional winner of the Sierra Mist Search for the Next Great Comic and appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 5.
Joey’s a high energy comic who’s been touring coast to coast. His unique perspective and family experiences are as unique as his last name. Joey’s vision is to do a clean show so that anyone and everyone in the family can enjoy and not just a certain group of people.
Born in Racine, Wisconsin, his father was a cop, a clown and a Christian and what is funny is that a lot of people like to run away from cops, clowns and Christians. Joey was never afraid of any of those things and embraced them. Well two out of three anyway, he gets in trouble when he tries to hug cops.
Joey lives in Branson, MI where he was awarded the top comic in the city in 2018. He is a featured comedian on the DATENIGHT Tour and host comedy night across North America.