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Huge Album Contest with Massive Grand Prizes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2014 by Joe Zimmerman

Wow, there are some humorous reviews on iTunes of my new CD. I appreciate that. So much so, that I’m going to personally mail a signed CD, a hand-written love letter, and a $10 Panera Bread gift card to the person who writes the funniest review of “Smiling at Wolves” (as judged by a panel of me and my parents).

Album in iTunes

You have to go in to iTunes to post a review, so if you don’t have iTunes, reviews on Amazon are also eligible to win these amazing grand prizes in the mail.


“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

Late night debut last night on Craig Ferguson!

Posted in Ford Focus Odometer Update, On Stage, TV, Video, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2013 by Joe Zimmerman

Also, the Ford Focus odometer is 330,650. I can see 400K in the distance, and it’s beautiful.

Asheville CD Recording & Late Night TV debut this week…& more stuff!

Posted in Ford Focus Odometer Update, New York, On Tour, Podcast, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2013 by Joe Zimmerman

Bunch of things going on in the next few weeks so I thought I’d try to put it all in once place. The 03′ Ford Focus odometer is up to 330,500 so I’m hoping it all works out.

This Friday/Saturday I’m recording my debut solo album “Smiling at Wolves” in Asheville, NC at the Lexington Avenue Brewery – one show each night at 9. I hope you’ll come out if you’re in the Asheville area! Tickets are still available through, and walk ups are welcome.

Interview here for show in the Mountain Xpress!

This Wednesday, November 20th, my late night TV debut will air on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS! It’s LATE late, so plan for a late night or set your DVR!

Davidson College interview!

And to all the moms out there, this Saturday at 10 PM (Nov 16) you can catch me doing stand up on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. channel, on NickMom night out. I don’t do any material about being a mom, just FYI.

This Monday, Nov 18th at 8 PM, I’m hosting/producing a Comedy Central Corporate retreat at UCB East that will have a nature & wildlife theme with some great comics on the line up: Sheng Wang (Comedy Central half hour presents), Brooks Whelan (SNL), Raj Sivaramen (Universe City & Evolutionary Biologist!), & David Smithyman (special slide show prepared)!

Nov 22 – Concordia College – Fargo, ND
Nov 23 – Benton Station – Sauk Rapids, MN
Nov 26 – Post College – CT

Dec 2 Release date (tentative) for new podcast “Universe City” with science p.Hd co-hosts Jono Zalay & Raj Sivaramen.

Dec 4-7 – Carolina Comedy Club – Myrtle Beach, SC

Dec 11 is the debut of my new bi-weekly show “Hot Crowd” (2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 8:30) with Jono Zalay & Taylor Ketchum at “Over the Eight” in Williamsburg. Fun venue, cheap tacos and all the good craft draft beers.

Dec 12-15 Funny Bone – Syracuse, NY