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Joey Diaz Bio, Age, Wife, Podcast, Stand Up, Net Worth, Movies, Twitter

Joey Diaz Biography

Joey Diaz is a Cuban-American standup comedian, actor, and podcast host who was born in Cuba and raised in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Diaz began his standup career in 1991. Joey had roles in the television series My Name Is Earl and the films The Longest Yard and Taxi.

He has since 2012, hosted a podcast, The Church of What’s Happening Now, and he is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and has even produced an autobiographical documentary.

Joey Diaz Age

Diaz is 59 years old as of 2022. He was born on February 19, 1963, in Havana, Cuba.

Joey Diaz Wife

Diaz is married to Terrie Clark of Nashville, Tennessee. The couple got married on November 25, 2009.

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He was previously married to another woman who is the mother of his daughter but he divorced her in 1991, during which he lost a relationship with their daughter.

Joey Diaz Podcast

In 2009, Joey was introduced to comedian Felicia Michaels, who encouraged him to co-host a new comedy podcast, Beauty and Da Beast, which was launched in August 2010.

In one early episode, he recalled a story about setting a prostitute’s wig on fire when he was young. Later the weekend after the podcast aired, more people were turning up at Joey’s stand-up shows. The podcast ended after 113 episodes in November 2012.

Later on September 2, 2012, Joey launched his own audio and video podcast, The Church of What’s Happening Now, which he co-hosts with co-producer Lee Syatt.

Joey Diaz Stand Up

Developments in Joey’s life were interrupted in 1988 by a stint in prison, following his arrest for kidnapping and aggravated robbery. During his time in prison, Joey would perform stand-up routines for his fellow inmates during the weekly film screening event when the projector broke.

It took him three more years to try stand-up, despite being often told of his talent, and later called his entry into the line of work as “the last resort” as he had many other jobs in the past.

After he saw the 1988 film Punchline, Joey responded to an advertisement for a $37 stand-up comedy course in the Rocky Mountain Post and developed a blue comedy act. Before doing his first standup routine, Joey worked as a doorman at Wit’s End.

On June 18, 1991, he performed his routine at the Comedy Works in Denver at a show headlined by Matt Woods. Later in 1992, before his opening spot for Troy Baxley in Boulder, he took cocaine before going on stage and had a set that he described as “a disaster” and later since that day, he ceased taking the substance before a performance.

Joey left Colorado for Los Angeles, California in 1995, in order to try and make it a successful stand-up comic. On November 4, 2007, Joey appeared in North Bergen to help raise money for North Bergen High School’s basketball team uniforms.

Later in 2012, he supported his Where I Got My Balls From documentary with the release of his stand-up special, It’s Either You or the Priest and it went to number one on the Billboard comedy charts in the UK and Canada, and number one on iTunes.

Joey put out his first one-hour comedy special, Sociably Unacceptable, in December 2016, through the on-demand subscription services Seeso and Comedy Dynamics.

Joey Diaz Baseketball

In the 1998 American sports comedy film co-written and directed by David Zucker, Joey played as Referee.

Joey Diaz How I Met Your Mother

In the American sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, Joey is seen in the background behind Marshall and Ted at the baseball game. He portrayed an angry New Yorker.

Joey Diaz’s Net Worth

Diaz has a net worth of $500 thousand dollars.

Joey Diaz Quotes

  • I just showed up at the Comedy Store. You keep showing up, and you keep showing up, and eventually, somebody notices.
  • Hey, I’m not rich, but I’m lucky. I get to do what I want to do. That’s not an easy thing to do in this country.
  • I lived in my car in Hollywood for a year, and then it got towed. My… apartment got towed. How… does that happen?
  • I’m a stand-up comic, but I also have ideas, and I want to get them out. People think getting in front of the mic is the only way to work out. You’ve got to try different situations.
  • I’m Hispanic. I’m a Catholic. I believe in God. I believe in karma.
  • People die millionaires. All your life, you’re gonna stress money?

Joey Diaz Movies

  • The Many Saints of Newark – Buddha
  • Grapefruit – Fairy Godfather (Voice)
  •  The Bronx Bull – Mickey
  • Rules Don’t Apply – Mobster
  • The Dog Who Saved Summer – Stewey McMann
  • The Dog Who Saved Easter – Stewey McMann
  • Grudge Match – Mikey
  • Leader of the Pack – Cicero
  • Jersey Shore Shark Attack – Richie
  • The Dog Who Saved the Holidays – Stewey McMann
  • On Set: Jersey Shore Shark Attack – Himself
  • Where I Got My Balls From – Himself
  • Stonerville – Johnny Scarano
  • Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star – German Guy
  • The Dog Who Saved Halloween – Stewey McMann
  • The Dog’s Christmas Miracle – TSA Officer
  • Outtakes – Joey
  • Stacy’s Mom – Frankie the Tech
  • The Russian – Frank
  • Sinatra Club – Uncle Tony
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation – Stewey McMann
  • Redemption – Ritchie
  • The Deported – Sheriff
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas – Stewey McMann
  • One Hogan Place – Vinnie Books
  • Boiler Maker – Enzo
  • My Life At 26 – Paxon
  • Smiley Face – Security Guard
  • White Pants – Coach Larkin
  • A Fine Line – Bruno Scalise
  • 18 Fingers of Death – Sammy Delassandro
  • Break a Leg – Large Producer

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