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Since 2004, the Alabama native prides herself on being funny without being
raunchy. JOY has many accolades to be happy about. Comedienne JOY was
interviewed on TBN (2010), featured in the December 2009 issue of Essence
Magazine, feature act for Chris Tucker, Huggy Low Down, Rob Schneider, Deitrick
& Damita Haddon, finalist for the Crazy Praise Competition, named best local
Clean Comedienne by The Birmingham Magazine(2008), Finalist for The Stars Fell
on Alabama Competition (2005), hosted her own show “Clean Comedy Nite” at
Coffee On Valley. Comedienne JOY can currently be heard on Rejoice Musical Soulfood Radio Network.
JOY has performed and SOLD OUT numerous times at The Stardome Comedy Club in Birmingham, AL. The Punchline in Atlanta, GA, The Comedy Catch in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to civic events like The Southern Women’s Show, Alabama Roses, American Association of Blacks in Energy, the Magic City Black Expo to corporations such as Belk, Inc., Mississippi Power, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and churches across the southeast such as Faith Chapel Christian Center, Sixteenth Street Baptist, The Experience Church & Beulahland Bible Church. JOY has recently joined the cast of The Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at The Stardome Comedy Club.
Joy’s stage name came one morning during her quiet time after being frustrated by personal struggles. She recalled the scriptures “the joy of the Lord is your strength” and “a merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” She always enjoyed making people laugh in everyday conversation so she thought why not get paid for it! In the beginning, friends asked do you have any material? She stated "my whole life is a comedy show!" Some of her favorite pioneers in the business are: Jonathan Slocumb, Chris Rock, George Lopez, DL Hughley Bruce Bruce, Jerry Sienfield, Doug Williams & Steve Harvey