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“Smiling at Wolves” at #9 on the Charts

Posted in Humor Column with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by Joe Zimmerman

Pleasantly surprised to see “Smiling at Wolves” sitting at number 9 on the comedy charts on day two. I’m taking screenshots for posterity, like a dork.

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“Smiling at Wolves” CD release today!

Posted in Memories, News, On Stage, On Tour, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2014 by Joe Zimmerman

My debut solo album (and future 2014 Grammy winning album) “Smiling at Wolves” came out today on i-Tunes with New Wave Records (also available on Amazon, etc). Recorded live this past November to a sold out show in Asheville, NC, I’m very happy with how it turned out.

Here is the i-Tunes link:

FYI: It’s currently listed as “Parental Advisory” but that’s an error due to some sort of default comedy setting, so hoping to get that label removed shortly.

And if you want to contribute to the Joe Z cause, you can leave a pleasant review or rating on i-Tunes or Amazon, or share with friends who might enjoy.

Fun facts: TJ Young (from the Beards of Comedy) did the cover design, and NYC photographer Mindy Tucker took the photo!

i-Tunes link

Beards of Comedy Bid a Fond Farewell – Charlotte, Athens, Atlanta dates

Posted in Beards of Comedy, On Tour with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2013 by Joe Zimmerman

(Reposting our press release from


After more than four years as a touring comedy collective, the Beards of Comedy – Andy Sandford (Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Rooftop Comedy’s Silver Nail), Dave Stone (Adult Swim’s Squidbillies, LA Weekly’s 12 Comics to Watch), TJ Young (UCBLA’sComedy Death-Ray“Stand Out Stand-Up” Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival) and Joe Zimmerman (Timeout NY, Laughing Skull Festival Finalist) – have decided to draw the curtains on their impressive group run in favor of pursuing new collaborations and individual projects. The Beards of Comedy part ways on good terms and with fond memories and gratitude for all they’ve managed to accomplish together.

Since forming in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008, The Beards of Comedy have performed hundreds of shows all across the country, bringing their mix of stand-up, sketch, music, and improv to countless comedy clubs, music venues, and theaters. Between performances at large colleges and headlining some of the country’s best clubs and comedy rooms, The Beards also released two albums (2009’s “Comedy for People” for Rooftop Comedy Productions and 2011’s “Cardio Mix” on Comedy Central Records), created and released several viral sketches on YouTube and and their most recent web series “Beards Across America” (on has received over 1,000,000 views and counting.

The Beards of Comedy would like to thank all of the friends and fans who provided support and encouragement throughout this incredible journey.

Beards farewell tour dates, May 2013…

May 7th – Charlotte, NC
May 8th – Athens, GA
May 9-12 – Atlanta, GA


Beards Across America Web Series up on MSN

Posted in Beards of Comedy, On Tour, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2012 by Joe Zimmerman

In the past month the Beards of Comedy were commissioned by MSN to do a web series called Beards Across America. We traveled to eight cities with Matt Swinksy film videos on a wide variety of topics (Zombies in Atlanta, the mob in Las Vegas, privacy in New York, etc) and to my surprise, we pulled it off. The first five already have over 400,000 views and can be found here:

The last three, yet to be posted, are shot in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas and will be up on over the course of the next few weeks. I also posted a bunch of pictures of the filming process, which are available on instagram: @joezimmerman / hashtag #BeardsAcrossAmerica

Here is a list of the order we filmed in, and the topics we covered:

San Francisco: Bizarre Foods
New York: Privacy
DC: Currency
Asheville: Beer
Atlanta: Zombie Survival
Los Angeles: Tattoos
San Diego: How to be cool
Las Vegas: The Mob

Beards hit the Gym (a new video short)

Posted in Beards of Comedy, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2011 by Joe Zimmerman