GET TO KNOW JOE
Joe "JR" Lipari grew up on the mean streets of suburban New Jersey and joined the US Army after graduating Manchester Regional High School in Haledon. An expert marksman and Infantry Team Leader with the 3rd Infantry Division, Joe led fire teams in training missions including Mount Peak (Ft Drum), the Joint Readiness Training Center (Ft Polk), and the Leadership Reaction Course (Ft Benning); before becoming an advisor to Honeywell for the Land Warrior System.
Since leaving the military Joe has spent more than 20 years working as a creative in NYC & LA by day; clients include HGTV, Pfizer, NBC, Comedy Central and McDonald's. By night, Joe Lipari works as a comedian in the US and abroad, a frequent guest at comedy shows in New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels and Osaka. His award winning short film, Dream Job (2012) has screened at esteemed film festivals in the US, Italy and Turkey.
A graduate of SVA's competitive Advertising/Design program, Joe studied with Richard Wilde, Gail Anderson, Kevin O'Callaghan, Louise Fili, James Sprouse and Milton Glazer. After spending two years managing the creative department for the BK Nets & NY Islanders (2018 and 2019 seasons) Joe has moved on to other opportunities.
Active in the wellness and mental health communities, Joe is a certified yoga teacher who has led classes in New York, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Berlin. Whenever possible Joe also works with Outward Bound or Sierra Club to bring veterans and under privileged kids on wilderness excursions. As a volunteer with Hire Heroes Joe has helped un/under employed veterans find sustainable employment. Joe is also an ordained minister through Universal Life Church and performs agnostic wedding services.
Jack of many trades, expert of some... maybe...