Joe DeVito has the power to start fires using his mind, and he also does standup comedy. Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, or current events, Joe's dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at clubs and colleges across the USA, and at the top venues in New York City.
After spending a decade as a journalist and advertising writer, Joe gave into his coworker's demands to try performing so he could find fame, while they finally got some work done. In 2006, he was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Canada, where the Montreal Gazette rated his performance "9.5 out of 10."
Joe's TV appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and a semi-finalist turn on season five of NBC's Last Comic Standing. His savage wit has also made him an in-demand panelist on shows like Chelsea Lately, CNN's Headline News, Animal Planet's Wild 100, and a regular guest on FOX News Channel's Red Eye. As a writer, Joe has contributed to Maxim Magazine, MTV, and the award-winning film Super Size Me.
"DeVito opened with a set that was as fast paced as it was funny. Extremely disobedient of the term 'politically correct', he seems to have an endless pile of inappropriate one-liners in his head... yet deadpans all of this 100% with just the right amount of self-deprecation."
-- Long Island Entertainment News
"...one of the NYC scene's most promising rising stars."
--from "Five Comics We Love" Stage Time Magazine
Comedy seemed to be a natural fit for Hadiyah very early on. She was a Finalist in the NBC Stand Up For Diversity showcase, a Semi Finalist in the Ladies of Laughter competition and a featured comedian in the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Her television performances include BET’s One Mic Stand, The Mo’Nique Show, AXS’ TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and also appeared as a commentator on MTV’s Yo Momma, BET’s Do’s and Don’ts of the Hip Hop Awards, The Maury Povich Show as well as a contestant on TV One’s Get the Hookup. She will also be a featured cast member on Centric’s upcoming series “According to Him + Her.” Hadiyah has also appeared in the pages of O Magazine, TimeOut NY, Stagetime Magazine and MTV’s GuyCode Blog.
Hadiyah performs regularly in NYC’s Stand Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club, The New York Comedy Club and clubs across the country and she’s worked with such noted comedians as Sherri Shephard, Donnell Rawlings, Sheryl Underwood, Hannibal Burress and many more. She’s even taken her act across the pond to Amsterdam’s RAI Theater as a Queen of Comedy and performed the troops in Germany and South Korea.
Before making the leap into comedy, Hadiyah worked at MTV on the television series High School Stories, Uncensored, True Life, and P.Diddy’s Making the Band. Today she continues to create passion projects for television, film and the web. You can see the first 2 episodes of her web series The Grind online now.
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