Joey Elias started doing comedy in 1992 after losing a pool hall bet to his friend. Since then, Joey Elias has appeared in no less than 12 Just For Laughs Festivals and the 2004 and 2006 Just For Laughs Cross Canada Tour. In 2004, he travelled to Afghanistan, for the first time, to entertain Canadian troops. Joey has also appeared in his own Canadian National TV special “Comedy Now!” After last summer’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Joey was chosen by two out of three comedy aficionados in the Montreal Gazette as the act they would most like to see again.
In today’s fast-paced world, Joey Elias stands on the side of the road, watching in a calm, Zen-like fashion, pointing out life’s absurdities. From Oprah to body piercing, his outlandish views have earned him critically acclaimed appearances in the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Global TV’s The Best of Montreal, the Wesley Snipes film The Art of War, and George Clooney’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.