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Joyelle Johnson        

Comedian, Actress, & Activist

Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a comedian and writer who brings joy to the stage. Johnson made her network TV debut on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and more recently performed on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" twice in one year. Her first stand-up special "Love Joy" is available on Peacock. It was nominated for a Critics Choice Award, and is executive produced by Jimmy Fallon.

Johnson was a staff writer for HBO’s "Pause with Sam Jay" and has done punchup for "Broad City" as well as Abbi and Ilana’s animated Comedy Central pilot "Mall Town." She co-wrote a digital series for Illuminative, which she also stars in. Her debut comedy album "Yell Joy!" was released on Juneteenth 2021. She was the warm up comic for Hasan Minhaj’s talk show "Patriot Act" on Netflix and the permanent guest host for the Sirius XM radio show "Godfrey Complex."

Johnson has performed on Wyatt Cenac’s "Night Train" for SeeSo, "This Week at the Comedy Cellar" and "Comics to Watch" for Comedy Central, "LaffMob" for TruTV, was a panelist on Refinery 29/Facebook Watch’s "After After Party" and can be seen in Apple’s "Helpsters," HBO’s "Crashing," "Search Party," Showtime’s "Flatbush Misdemeanors" and in the upcoming Netflix series "Survival of the Thickest." She made her off-broadway debut this past summer at the 59e59 production of "The Panic of ‘29."

She was selected for the 2018 FOX Comedy showcase, was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity Showcase and has performed at festivals like SF Sketchfest, Bonnaroo, The New York Comedy Festival and Bumbershoot. Vulture and NY Magazine named her one of the “comedians you should and will know in 2020”.


Joyelle Nicole Johnson Knocks It Out of the Park on Debut Special Love Joy
Few debut comedy specials are as gut-bustingly hilarious as Joyelle Nicole Johnson’s Love Joy. With a first special, comedians are usually intent on introducing themselves to audience members who may be unfamiliar with them, and in the process sometimes humor takes a backseat. The Jersey native, however, strides onstage with confidence and infectious energy, so good at her craft that she can tell us who she is while keeping the audience laughing the entire time.

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