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Joe Machi Net Worth – $1 million

What is Joe Machi’s net worth? Does Joe Machi have an illness? What happened to Joe Machi?


Joe Machi, real name Joseph P. Machi, is a stand-up comedy from the United States known for his comedy shows and tours.

He’s originally from State College, Pennsylvania, but is currently living in New York City, USA.

He has been a stand-up comedian since 2006, with great success, as his stand-up comedy shows attracts hundreds of people every year.

People mostly know him because of his spot in the comedic reality TV show on NBC called Last Comic Standing, and he got all the way up to be among the top 4 comedians competing for the final prize.

The appearance on the show changed his life, and now tens of thousands of people watch his shows online and go to the live shows he performs on tours around the country.

In New York City, he is a regular stand-up comedian in many venues, and he always has a show going on every year.

The Origin Story


Joe Machi was born in 1979, son of Frank Machi (a retired retail manager) and Catherine Frank (a former Catholic school teacher).

He has a brother called John Machi, and other than that, not much is known about his family.

Even at a young age, he liked satire and was a fan of Norm MacDonald and Kevin Nealon.

He completed high school at the State University Regional School in Pennsylvania, and went to Penn State University afterwards.

Thankfully, his career in the retail market after that was short lived, ending in 2006 when he moved to New York.

Does Joe Machi have an illness?

A lot of people and fans suspect that Joe Machi suffers from a health condition because of his high-pitched voice and his nervous demeanor.

Others say that Joe Machi is naturally that way, and he is deliberately nervous and awkward to sound funnier.


However, in an interview, he said:

“I’m not intentionally nervous; I just don’t fight to be nervous. It works with what I do, anyway.”

“By now you’re realizing I have a higher-pitched voice than most men,” Machi joked on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “That’s a burden that Mike Tyson and I share together.”

If he has a health condition or if it’s just the way he is naturally, is still unclear, but it appears to have no impact on his performance or his shows.

Personal Life

Joe Machi is a very reserved person, keeping his private life to himself.

He has no real presence on social media platforms such as Youtube, TikTok, or Facebook, and reports say that he doesn’t make any money from using them.

He does have an active Instagram account and a verified Twitter account but also doesn’t make any money from them.

His Instagram and Twitter never reveal much about his personal life either, as even there, the focus is on his career. Sometimes he will post a video of a punchline or joke for his fans.

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Joe Machi – Net Worth

So, how much is Joe Machi worth? Machi has made a lot of money with shows, tours, and comedy events. Therefore, stand-up comedian Joe Machi has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Joe has no known sponsors or business partners, and most of his net worth comes from his shows.

He was not always a stand-up comic, and worked other, regular jobs after graduating from university.

Before being a comedian, Joe Machi was a customer service manager in a local supermarket, and later as a human resource assistant for a private corporation.

He then relocated to New York City in 2006 to pursue his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian.

After that, he was doing comic shows in bars and comedy venues in New York City.

He started to make a lot of good shows, and people seemed to really like his comedic style.

So much so that in 2010 he received the title of Funniest Comedian in the Emerging Comics category in the New York Comedy Festival.

Because of his immense success and funny punchlines, he started being featured in many prominent famous and notable news outlets, like the New York Times, the Time Out New York, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post.

In 2014, he appeared in the 8th season of the TV series ‘Last Comic Standing,’ reaching the very end of the reality TV competition, and finishing in fourth place. After that, his career really took off in the United States.

Having appeared in other TV shows in America, such as Jimmy Fallen’s “Late Night,” CBC’s Laughter Gala, and on Fox News’ Red Eye.

At this point, reports say that Machi was making around $10,000 to $20,000 per event, and taking a lot of different gigs and jobs all around the United States.

Machi is now a household name for many people, even appearing live on national television for The Tonight Show in 2018.

For him, this was the greatest push forward towards fame and recognition. He commented online about being on NBC’s The Tonight Show: “It’s a nice feather in your cap, it legitimizes you to other people.”

He does regular shows in the New York Comedy Club, and other comedy venues in New York City, as this is where he is currently living.

He has recently appeared as a comedian on Conan and the Gutfeld Show on television, and he’s always going on trips around the United States even to this day, with his shows attracting many people wherever he goes.

Nowadays, Machi tours his shows around the United States, but also internationally, even making live shows in China. Tickets for his shows can cost from $64 to $177 on general admission, and may be even more expensive for premium seats.

Reports say that he is making about $30 to $50 thousand from his shows, and that the events are usually packed full and well-received. More info about Machi’s shows is on his website –

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