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Surrealist Stand Up Comedy
Josh Machiz is a Philadelphia-based musician, comedian, and composer who has been confusing and delighting audiences across North America for the last 2 decades. The Huffington Post described his performance as ‚??Gut-Wrenching‚?Ě (You know, in a good way). NY Times says of his work in Sunset o639 Hours, "creates a coherent, poetic realm of the imagination." The Charm City Comedy Festival describes him as ‚??Surrealist Stand Up Comedy.‚?Ě He is a regular contributor to Eavesdropping on America, a satirical podcast that The Onion mistook for earnest anthropological studies and lauded as, ‚??consistently thought-provoking and prove[d] difficult to shake.‚?Ě He has been entrusted to hold babies by no less than 4 mothers and has never dropped any of them.

Josh has been a Quarterfinalist in 2017 & 2019 Philly‚??s Phunniest and a featured comedian in the 2018 Turnpike Comedy Festival on Amazon Prime. He was co-recipient of an American Composers Forum Grant and has worked with several Grammy winners and nominees, Pew Winners, a MacArthur winner, and an Obie winner. Notable collaborators include: Mickey Roker, Uri Caine, Opera Philadelphia, Chip Chantry, Chris Botti, Bobby Eli, Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Wilma Theater, BalletX, and Pig Iron Theater Company.
Josh has performed at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center, SXSW, Charm City Comedy Fest, Joyce Theater, Vail International Dance Festival, Philly Folk Fest, 92nd St Y, La Mama, Mann Center, MusikFest, Good Good Comedy Theater, and CMJ. He co-produces Sofar Sounds Philly Comedy Shows, Grin & Beer It Comedy Show at Earth Bread + Brewery, and Young Xer‚??s Night Comedy Shows at the Wilma Theater.
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