Mario Joyner

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Mario Joyner
Born (1961-10-03) October 3, 1961 (age 56)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, television
Nationality American
Years active 1983–2011
Notable works and roles The Chris Rock Show
Everybody Hates Chris
Where Did I Put Those Bits

Mario Joyner (born October 3, 1961) is an American stand-up comedian best known as the host of MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour from 1988–1992. He is a longtime friend and collaborator of comedians Chris Rock[1] and Jerry Seinfeld.[2] He appeared regularly on The Chris Rock Show and Everybody Hates Chris. He also guest starred in the Seinfeld episodes "The Engagement" and "The Puerto Rican Day," playing two different characters, and voiced the character Jackson in the film Bee Movie. He has opened on national tours for Chris Rock (during his "No Apologies" tour) and for Jerry Seinfeld.


He was born on October 3, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He made his film debut in 1987 in Three Men and a Baby, and later starred in Hangin' with the Homeboys and Pootie Tang.[3]

During the October 12, 2010, episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in an interview with Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Stewart credited Joyner with the joke: "Sort of in the way that murderers get sometimes, like, 'I found Jesus and I'm OK now.' 'Well, when did you find Jesus?' 'Right after you found me.'"

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  1. ^ Strauss, Neil (April 7, 2004). The Confessions of Chris Rock. Rolling Stone
  2. ^ Cagle, Jess(September 26, 2007). Jerry Seinfeld Goes Back to Work. Time Magazine
  3. ^ Berger, John (March 24, 2003). Oh Joyner. Honolulu Star-Bulletin

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