Joe Avati

Joe Avati

San Jose Improv

Sun Jul 17
Special Event

Joe Avati's Bio

Joe Avati’s HAVE SOME RESPECT World Tour is finally here.

After surviving the world’s longest lockdown in Melbourne, the comedian who’s been touted as Australia’s answer to Seinfeld is bursting with new material to celebrate his 25 years as a comedian – and with most of us needing a good laugh after the events of the last two years, his tour will be just the ticket.

“I’m so excited to finally heading back to the stage and thrilled to see that so many are looking forward to joining me on this incredibly important pinnacle of my career”, said Joe about the increased demand.

Featuring his unique brand of humour and sharp observations, and over the course of almost 90 minutes, Joe will honestly recount life as an ethnic Australian and now life as a husband and father to a newborn. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, Joe’s view on how today’s generation of kids compares to his own experiences will have audiences of all ages and ethnicities in stitches.

Internationally loved and regularly selling out shows in Canada and the USA, Joe Avati has achieved a lot in his 25 years of work. One of the country’s biggest comedy exports, Joe is the only Australian artist to have two comedy albums charting simultaneously in the top 5 anywhere in the world as well as a number 1 comedy album. He boasts record breaking, sell-out shows around the globe, has produced several successful live theatre shows, plus hosts the popular podcast A Serious Chat with A Comedian. As If that’s not enough, he is also about to release a children’s book titled When I Was Your Age – a subject also touched on (in a very different way!) in his new comedy.

Renowned for his clean performances, Joe relies on wit, human insight, and genuine comedic talent rather than risqué subjects or profanity to garner the praise he regularly receives – something rare in today’s comedy landscape. It is this characteristic that has drawn comparisons to the great Jerry Seinfeld, and Joe’s ability to appeal to multi-generational audiences sets him apart and makes this a must-see show.