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About Joel

A bio written by me, but phrased in the third person to trick you:

Joel Buxton was raised in Canada, but spent a good chunk of his childhood living in Australia. There, he learned how to ride kangaroos, call people “mate,” and lie about riding kangaroos.

He draws upon experiences in improvisational theatre and radio to bring an approachable and energetic style to his stand-up comedy. Joel’s relaxed stage presence has been described as, “Jason Statham-like, but much funnier, less ripped, and lacking a gritty English accent.”

Joel currently lives in Toronto and performs all over the city. Joel was a competitor in the 2010 Brantford Comedy Festival “Rising Stars Showcase,” a two-time finalist in the “Toronto Comedy Brawl,” and recently performed in Niagara Falls as a finalist in the “YouDiscover Talent Search” series.

Recently, Joel made his television debut, appearing on the Rogers Cable New Years Comedy Line-Up.  Joel produces an irregular comedy showcase, “J Buckles Presents,” and writes for the comedy theory blog “Premise PUNCH Tag,” which has been favourably mentioned by Comedy Central Insider.

When he’s not stealing stage time from grannies, Joel also performs with Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch group The Sketchersons, plays bass for indie rock band “Apple Pi,”and writes a humorous webcomic serial “Awesome Marcus Ninja.”

To see some of Joel’s stand-up comedy, check out the video section of this blog.

About This Blog:

Premise PUNCH Tag is a blog that is mainly concerned with discussing stand-up theory.  The update schedule is:

Mondays/Tuesdays

Theory topic of the week, with discussions about various aspects of stand-up comedy, from writing to performance.

Wednesdays

Shout-outs to a famous or amateur comic, with examples of their work, fun facts, and interview excerpts.  If you are interested in being profiled, please contact Joel: joelbuxton22 at gmail.com

Pop Thursdays

Useful resources that might help you develop as a comic, fun clips, or shameless self-promotion.  You never know what’s going down on Pop Thursdays, except that you’ll probably get to drink a pop.

Sketch Fridays

A clip of a recent sketch from The Sketchersons‘ weekly Sunday Night Live show, along with some insights into the creative process, and fun facts about sketch comedy.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2012 12:58 am

    I hate the way young people call everything “Awesome.” Your work here, however, is awesome.

    Btw, the reason I haven’t been to Oz is Snaykes and Spidahs. (Do you like my Aussie accent?) Maybe I’ll do it when I grow up.

    I *have* been to TO (from San Francisco). Walked the Path, etc. Beautiful city. Plus, I speak Canadian. Nearly fluent in it.

    I hope you are well.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    May 21, 2013 4:27 pm

    Thanks for this Joel – anyone who mentors someone to make other laughs perform a nobler function than most!

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