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A lifelong storyteller and military veteran, I seamlessly transitioned from entertaining soldiers in the barracks to comedy club audiences. My work ethic and light-hearted sense of humor combined to open doors to satellite-radio, acting, tv / film production and a career in advertising; previous clients include Fangoria Magazine, Sirius Radio, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, MTV, Marvel, and Netflix.

Recruited by Troops to Teachers in 2019, I spent four years teaching Art, English and History/Social Studies in NYC's Public Schools. Teaching is the highest form of showbiz and there's no tougher audience than teenage New Yorkers in an overcrowded / underfunded classroom. In 2023 I started transitioning out of the classroom to work more with my passions as an outdoor educator and wellness guide / zen practitioner. 

Diversity, inclusion and equity are more than buzzwords. In my military life, on stage, in professional settings, and in the classroom; I lead highly collaborative multi-disciplined groups of diverse personalities towards a common goal with a light heart and a sense of humor. Career supported by military honors, a BFA from The School of Visual Arts' competitive Advertising / Design program, an MFA in Creative Writing from National University and a number of professional certificates.


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On the Hire Heroes panel with WWE and NBC; helping veterans find gainful employment.
JR Lipari at Comix Comedy Club in NYC
Joe Lipari with Ozcorp, on the set of Amazing Spider-Man 2
Joe Lipari goofing around with Jurassaic Park props at Edith Head prop warehouse.
Joe Lipari at Village Lantern, NYC
Special FX Make-up, Joe Lipari as Zombie Uncle Sam

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