Why hire Joe Klocek?
As a 20 year veteran in stand-up comedy, I've appeared on Comedy Centrals, Live at Gotham and NBC's, Last Comic Standing. I have also been a runner-up in the International San Francisco Comedy Competition. A clip on my Youtube page as also reached 660, 000 views. I specialize in riffing with a crowd, crafting material for an event and just being a solid professional comedian that works regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area scene. I appear in clubs, do corporate gigs and have my own monthly storytelling show named, Previously Secret Information.
Richard Pryor, for his storytelling abilities. Bill Hicks, for his stand-up philosophy style. Louis C.K., for his confessional material. Chris Rock, for his smart but always funny social commentary. The other two biggest influences on me have been San Francisco, for providing everyday strangeness around every corner and my family, for always loving me but seldom understanding me.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 90 minutes
When you come to a comedy club you are coming to my house. That means my rules and my rules mean I get to talk about any subject in anyway I care to as long as I make a majority of the club laugh. If I go to your event I have to play by your rules. That means, clean, corporate friendly jokes or lose super blue stuff for a bachelor party, you tell me and I will deliver. What I will give you is a solid professional show. I will arrive early. I will make sure that all standards we have agreed upon will be met or exceeded. I will handle hecklers, power outages and delays calmly and efficiently. I will give you a fun memory at a good price.
1. Microphone. (With a cord)
3. Audience facing me.
Stand-up comedy does not require a brick wall. It does, however, have a few very simply technical requirements that always make the show better. The audience should never be eating during the show. The audience should all have chairs. (Yup. Some private gigs have not provided chairs or I wouldn't add it here.) The sound system should be powerful and handled by a pro. The audience should be sat close. Please, no dance floor between them and us. Some of this might seem common sense but I wouldn't stress it if it hasn't happened far too many times. Allow the comic to participate with the producer of the event to make recommendations on how to make the event better for the comic and audience.
I rotate jokes in and out of my set list a lot to keep it fresh. I also like to make the show about the audience, talking with them and including them in a fun, playful way.
CDs For Sale
Life is a Joke