Well as if stand-up and
television were not enough, Joe Clair added radio personality to his list of
job titles. Starting as co-host on the Sunday Night Hip Hop Show on D.
C's WPGC, Joe Clair expanded his audience even further. The morning show
quickly shot to the number one slot in the city. After two and a half
years of radio, Joe Clair left to focus on comedy, thus the move to New York
Joe Clair announced to friends and family
on New Years Day 1998 that he was going to pursue a rap career.
Unbeknownst to everyone except for a few close friends, Joe Clair had
started working on a rap album near the end of 1997. The label's first
project Clair's Seriously Funny is highly anticipated and promises to
live up to and enhance what Joe Clair has come to stand for as an
entertainer. Joe Clair is unique in the fact that he is a comic turned
rapper. He says however that the two are not separate things for him.
They are just different parts of my expression and creative force.
Joe Clair has numerous amounts of
television and film exposure to his credit. Joe Clair has been a stable on
Black Entertainment Television's "RAP CITY" for over five
(5) years now. He was the host of Black Entertainment
Television's "MADD SPORTS." Joe Clair has also been featured in the motion pictures "TRAIN RIDE"
and "HIGH FEQUENCY". HBO "DEF COMEDY JAM", BET's
"COMIC VIEW", and "SNAPS" were also some of his
best television work to date. HBO loved his work so much that he was a
constant performer on the HBO's "DEF COMEDY JAM" tours that
showcased dates throughout the United States. Joe Clair has also been
featured at the top comedy clubs in the nation (UPTOWN COMEDY CORNER,
CAROLINES, IMPROV, LAFF HOUSE, etc.). Joe Clair was recently added to
headline numerous dates on the nations' top college tour. His skills include: Character
Impersonations (Celebrity/ Cartoon), Comedy writer, Pizza Maker, Poet,
Songwriter, and Rapper.
Joe Clair plans to continue his quest for
the perfect joke. However, in addition he will usher in a new era in
his career as rapper, producer, and songwriter. He also now wears the
hat of CEO. Amusingly he says that the skills he developed as a
student at Morgan State University (B. A. Psychology) are finally
being put into practice as he juggles the rigors of performing and
running a company and all the responsibilities that come with each.
When questioned about the substantial size of the workload he is
committing himself to he humbly replies, "My mother worked a
forty (40) hour a week job and was a full time student with two (2)
kids in college and two (2) at home and maintained a household on her
own; if she could do that I am sure I can do this." With an ethic
like that, it seems Joe Clair has made entertainment his life's work
and after all that's what he decided to do years ago.
"You just can not go wrong
booking JOE "CLEEZY" CLAIR on your next comedy concert
because he will surely tickle any crowds' funnybone. Joe Clair is the type
of comedian that will not stop performing until he feels the crowd has
received their moneys worth and he has nothing more to give a crowd.