Rob, a naturally shy guy, developed his comedic stylings after many years of avoiding the limelight. It was finally his stepping on stage, and telling his first joke that allowed Rob to graduate from comedic potential to comedic possible. Rob has rubbed elbows with first-rate comedians and has garnered respect and appreciation by sharing the backstage world with his comedy family. He now lives his passion and enjoys giving back to his comedy community by, what he calls, facilitating others to find their humor. His best advice: Do the drive! Driving headliners has not only opened backstage doors for Rob, but it has also taught him how to mentor and “pay it forward” which has culminated in founding his online comedy workshop JokeZoom.com.
9:17 | Terry-Ann
Introducing, Rob Cioffi: Performing stand-up comedy all over the United States and North America, Rob is the Founder of www.JokeZoom.com where comedians join in a unique community to hone their craft. Rob’s been a regular opening act for national headliners like Star Search’s winner Al LaBelle and HBO’s Comedy Hour with Bob Nelson. He was the MC-in-residence at the late Danny Aiello’s Comedy Club “Danny’s Upstairs” in Hoboken, NJ. Rob is a Comedian, Actor, Writer, Director, Producer and a Male Model.
Episode 9 by the numbers:
11:15 | Rob
BEFORE comedy, I was a big shake ‘n bake chicken! What?
14:06 | Terry-Ann/Rob
What makes an introverted person pursue comedy? On finding the delight of making others laugh.
17:47 | Terry-Ann/Rob
Rubbing elbows and taking that amazing journey of finding support and love from your comedic family.
23:37 | Terry-Ann/Rob
The power of teaching, sharing, and helping the comedy community better their craft. My journey to launching: JokeZoom.com - The Virtual Comedy Writer's Room
28:58 | Terry-Ann/Rob
The keys to success for JokeZoom.com
34:39 | Terry-Ann/Rob
Driving Danny Aiello – the beginning of so many great beginnings.
42:00 | Terry-Ann/Rob
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