Joe Bartnick is an American comedian. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh PA. Bartnick moved to San Francisco and began his career as a standup comic in 1997. He worked his way up from performing in coffee shops and laundromats to play venues such as The Warfield, the Punch Line and the Palace of Fine Arts. During that time he became a regular at the Punchline Comedy Club and shared the stage with comedians such as Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle and Robin Williams.
In 2006, Bartnick moved to Los Angeles and began writing and acting. He has written for many television projects including the ESPYS, Dogg After Dark and Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke. As an actor he starred in Dirty Jokes the Movie. He created and starred in the Playboy TV series King of Clubs. He roasted Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee on Tommy Lee’s show Battleground Earth. In 2011 he published the best selling E-book You Might Be a Douchebag. Since 2008 he has traveled the world opening for the Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli. In the summer of 2012 he began producing content for the NHLPA (National Hockey League Players' Association). In the fall of 2012 he released the CD Salute! Recorded in San Francisco. Joe has performed at Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV.
- "Joe Bartnick" at the Laugh Factory
- Comedian Joe Bartnick performs a stand-up at the Punch Line, The Examiner, San Francisco, 2012