Joe Pera is a comedian, writer, and actor you should know.
Joe has performed standup on Seth Meyers and Conan. His comedy is grounded in highly specific character work. He uses his socially-awkward, sincere, grandfatherly persona to create
After his successful comedy special Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep, Adult Swim ordered the quietly hilarious television show Joe Pera Talks with You.
The series follows Joe as a fictionalized version of himself, living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and working as a middle school choir teacher. Through seemingly mundane subjects, the episodes take delightful detours as we get to know Joe, his town, and its residents. You can stream all 8 episodes online for free here.
Fortunately for us, Adult Swim has picked up a second season of Joe Pera Talks with You and it is currently in development.
More Good Work by Joe
Joe Pera Reads the Church Announcements
In this brilliant episode of Joe Pera Talks with You, Joe breaks from reading from the church program at St. Benedict’s Parish to discuss, at extreme length, his new favorite song, “Baba O’Riley” by The Who.
Standup – Late Night with Seth Meyers (2016)
Joe suggests useful jokes for any social situation from weddings to cheering up a friend.
Standup – Adam Devine’s House Party (2014)
In this standup set, Joe talks about internships, his go-to sex move, and why he’s excellent marriage material.
Joe Pera Helps Seth Meyers Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree
Joe takes his role as an honorary ambassador of Christmas trees very seriously.
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