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Joe Sib Baby!!

Xcacel

Life Spoken!

High Energy Hilarity

Paul C. Monster

Joe Sib is a born storyteller. He has an infectious, high-voltage enthusiasm in this comedy album that no doubt was honed by years of being the frontman in a number of punk and power pop bands. He brings the same focus and intensity you'd get in a perfect pop song to these hilarious routines. The comedy is derived from his experiences of being a husband and now a father. His bits on his son and his teenage daughter are hysterical. He turns real experiences like being the house with the trampoline into seeringly accurate, breathtakingly funny observations. Sometimes his comedy relies on more long form set ups, but then he comes back with a couple of brilliant buttons to the whole story. Some of the best of these funny moments are when he draws comparisons to how he was raised, with his mom chainsmoking while he gorged on McDonald's, and how he is raising his own non-GMO vegetarian kids. The brilliance of this comedian comes from being able to find that sweet spot between comedy and tragedy, mining real situations that could have resulted in exasperation or a trip to the shrink's, but instead he spins them around into something hilarious.

Awesome!

digglerreid

Joe is a funny dude. I highly recommend this album.

About Joe Sib

After years of dealing with rowdy audiences as the frontman with a punk rock band, Joe Sib had the ideal training for his second career as a standup comic, knowing all too well what to do when hecklers give him a hard time. A native Californian, Joe Sib (born Joseph Subbiondo) grew up ransacking his parents' record collection, which exposed him to plenty of classic rock as well as the standup work of George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Steve Martin. After discovering the Ramones, the Clash, and the Sex Pistols, Sib became a passionate punk rock fan, and formed his first band of note, Front Line, in the mid-'80s. In 1991, Sib became the lead singer with the group Wax, who scored a major-label deal with Interscope Records, releasing the album 13 Unlucky Numbers in 1995. The album spawned the single "California," which earned Wax MTV airplay for the song's striking music video, directed by Spike Jonze. As Wax were supporting their major-label debut, Sib and his friend Bill Armstrong showed their support for smaller labels by launching Side One Dummy Records, an independent imprint devoted to up and coming bands. By 1996, Wax had broken up, and Sib almost immediately formed a new band, 22 Jacks, with guitarist Steve Soto of the Adolescents, Legal Weapon, and Agent Orange. 22 Jacks recorded and toured until 2001, and then reunited in 2007. In 2010, combining his interest in punk rock and comedy, Sib put together one-man "broken word" show, California Calling, in which he shared stories from his experiences as part of the California punk rock scene. The show earned enthusiastic reviews, and after taking the California Calling show around the country, Sib decided to become a comic. In 2015, Sib released a comedy album, Don't Call Me Dude, Bro, and a second album, Nowhere Near the Top, followed in 2017. ~ Mark Deming

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