The Cellar

Joe Matarese from America's Got Talent, The Late Show, Comedy Central and more!

Fri, Oct 5, 2018
Sat, Oct 6, 2018
The Cellar

Joe Matarese from America's Got Talent, The Late Show, Comedy Central and more!

with Rahmein Mostafavi

Joe Matarese grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ, minutes outside of Philadelphia, and now resides with his wife and 2 kids in the NYC burbs. His 30-year comedy career is much like his favorite movie – Rocky - in that he’s hit a lot of doubles and triples, but he’s yet to hit the home run.But just like Rocky, he’s going the distance.

In those 30 years, Joe’s landed appearances on the most sought after TV and radio shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, America’s Got Talent (where he received a standing ovation from all 4 celebrity judges and the 2000 person crowd), Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central Presents (his very own 1/2 hour special), The Howard Stern Show, and 2 One-Hour Specials entitled “Medicated” and “The Poster’s Wrong”. You may also recognize him from Bravo’s reality series Better Half where he taught his wife to perform standup and she brought home the $20,000 prize.

Joe has hit the stage four times at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, leading to two development deals with major television networks.Joe was also the creator and star of a 13-episode web series funded by Official Comedy, “Fixing Joe”, a scripted comedy based on Joe’s first podcast of seven years with the same name. Look for Joe’s brand new podcast, “Stand Up Lie Down,” with Dr. Keith Ablow!

Rahmein Mostafavi

Rahmein Mostafavi charms crowds with comic timing and charisma developed during a decade of live performance. He addresses social and political topics with a combination of satirical and observational comedy, leaving audiences with a greater sense of purpose, sex appeal and the occasional leg cramp.

Rahmein entered the stand-up world after working as a longtime cast member of “Shear Madness,” the acclaimed Kennedy Center improv/comedy whodunit. His natural joke writing ability, combined with his acting chops, has won him rave reviews in both the Washington area and around the country. He also produces events under the “Cool Cow Comedy” banner, bringing live comedy to venues in Maryland and Virgnia. Rahmein has shared the stage with some of the best comics in the nation, including Dave Attell, Jake Johannsen, Artie Lange, Bert Kreischer, Rich Vos, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Joe Matarese, Bob Marley, The Sklar Brothers, Jen Kirkman, Red Grant, Godfrey, Joe Torry, Kyle Kinane, Finesse Mitchell, and Maz Jobrani. He has been featured at the Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival, The Devil Cup, Red Clay, The Cleveland Comedy Festival, and the Cape May Comedy Festival. Rahmein has been seen on FOX, heard regularly on Sirius XM, was featured in “The Truth About Money” on PBS, and was honored to be a speaker at the world famous TEDx Talks.