A bio written by me, but phrased in the third person to trick you:
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:
Theory topic of the week, with discussions about various aspects of stand-up comedy, from writing to performance.
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
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.
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.