Joe Rumrill is a fictional one-eyed spinach-loving sailor created in 1929...Wait, no, hold on...Joe Rumrill is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian and writer who performs anywhere you need him (no sewers, please. Not after the last time...) His work has been featured in Seriously.TV, Splitsider, and the Village Voice.
After graduating with a Bachelor's in Music Composition from the Hartt School of Music (despite almost getting thrown out for writing a piece that involved interrupting opening night of the school's production of On the Town), Joe moved to New Haven to perform in various punk bands. Frankly, he got really tired of lugging heavy amps to shows. As it turns out you don't need to lug amps around to act and do stand up, so now he just does that instead. He moved to New York City and wormed his way into the comedy world, and hasn't looked back. With absurdist one-liners, and his self-described "wholesome lunatic" stage persona, he has performed at such hallowed venues as Caroline's, The Bell House, and Union Hall, and opened for luminaries like Janeane Garofalo, Jon Glaser, Chris Gethard, and Kermit the Frog (kind of.)
Joe can often be seen playing various characters on the weekly MNN series The Special Without Brett Davis. He's the creator of Fresh Perspectives a popular weirdo comedy showcase in Williamsburg that has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. He co-created Cartoon Monsoon, a monthly UNeducational "children's" variety show bursting with puppets, animation and costumed characters that can be seen at the Annoyance Theater. His talents were utilized as a writer/story producer for the upcoming web-series Start Talkin' with Scott Rogowsky.
In addition to performing nightly on various shows throughout the city, he recently wrote and starred in his first hour-long solo show Joe Rumrill Is Too Scared To Be Shot Out Of A Cannon, and is working on a musical based on the Gremlins movies. He hopes to one day, with the right combination of campaigning, crowdsourcing and luck, be the first person ever to perform stand-up comedy in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Speaking of, Joe's Christmas list can be provided upon request, and, as luck would have it, he's been a very good boy this year.