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A lifelong storyteller and military veteran, I seamlessly transitioned from entertaining fellow soldiers in the barracks to audiences in New York City's competitive comedy scene. My work ethic and light-hearted sense of humor opened doors to Sirius satellite-radio, acting and tv / film production. After my short film, Dream Job (2012), won awards at film festivals all over the world. I transitioned to a career in advertising; clients include Fangoria Magazine, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, MTV, Marvel, and Netflix.

Recruited by Troops to Teachers in 2019, I spent five years teaching in the public schools of NYC. There's no tougher audience than teenage New Yorkers in an overcrowded / underfunded classroom. After five years at the hardest job in the world, I transitioned back to storytelling / creative production with a side-hustle in wellness / adventure travel in 2024

In my military life, on stage, in professional settings, and in the classroom; I lead diverse / inclusive multi-disciplined and highly collaborative groups 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' 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.
Special FX Make-up, Joe Lipari as Zombie Uncle Sam

Work History

Joe Lipari at Village Lantern, NYC
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