Joe Praino

Joe Praino is a comedian, actor and podcast host, who was honored to be part of the elite “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival. He has two successful podcasts: Dirty Sports (with Andy Ruther), which showcases his immense depth of sports knowledge and the baseball centric Dirty Slides (with Andy Lazarus). With appearances Amazon Sports’ GAME BREAKERS and THE BACKUP PLAN, Praino has interviewed the likes of comedy writer/director David Zucker, NFL stars Shawn Merriman and Pat McAfee, celebrity personal trainer Duffy Gaver and NBA star Brian Scalabrine. Praino performs standup at several clubs across the country and in Canada, including Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, The Cellar, The Laugh Factory, House of Comedy, The Improv, NY Comedy Club, and the Westside Comedy Theater.

A native New Yorker, Praino has had several indie film roles and appearances on “Now We’re Talking,” “Gotham Comedy Live” and several episodes of “ESPN Instant.” He’s had the distinct, mind-blowing honor of throwing out the first pitch at a Mets game and he’s taken up golf, which was once on his “things not to do list.”


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