Montreal’s own Joey Elias began performing comedy in 1992 after losing a pool hall bet to a friend. His loss was the comedy world’s gain. Since his humble beginnings on amateur night stages, Joey has appeared in no less than 12 Just For Laughs Festivals and the 2004 and 2006 Just For Laughs Cross Canada Tour. In 2004 he also ventured to Afghanistan, for the first time, to entertain Canadian troops stationed overseas. From stage to screen, Joey has appeared in several roles including “The Wool Cap” with William H. Macy and “The Day After Tomorrow” with Dennis Quaid.
In regards to his comedy career, Joey made his 12 appearances at Montreal’s International Comedy Festival “Just For Laughs”. His three gala performances have been televised on the CBC, and can still be seen on The Comedy Network. Joey has appeared on his very own 1 hour Canadian National TV special “Comedy Now!” and was also the host of CBC’s “All Access Pass” from the 2004 & 2005 Just For Laughs Festival. Joey now travels worldwide headlining and making numerous TV appearances. From the Middle East, to the US, Joey traveled across Canada in 2004 and 2006 as part of the “Just For Laughs Cross Canada Comedy Tour” and has traveled to Afghanistan in 2004 and 2007, to entertain the Canadian troops stationed in Khandahar and Kabul. His latest project is his first DVD entitled “Douchebag!” with partial proceeds of all sales going to his very own charity that he started in 2006.
Joey is now spreading his horizons into the realm of acting. With appearances in “The Art of War”, “Redeemer”, the blockbuster film “The Day After Tomorrow” starring Dennis Quaid and “The Wool Cap” starring William H. Macy.