Joey I.L.O.

To say that comedy is in Joey ILO’s blood wouldn’t be far from the truth. He was, after all, raised by honest-to-goodness clowns! Never a stranger to the stage, Joey started performing as a musician and song writer when he was 11-years-old. At age 26 he decided to follow in his parent’s (oversized) footsteps and begin a career in comedy. In his first year as a comedian Joey was named the regional winner of the Sierra Mist Search for the Next Great Comic and appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 5. Joey’s a high energy comic who’s been touring coast to coast. His unique perspective and family experiences are as unique as his last name. Joey’s vision is to do a clean show so that anyone and everyone in the family can enjoy and not just a certain group of people.

Q & A W/ JOEY

Q: What’s with the weird last name?

A: My last name is Italian, Aiello, so I just went with the letter. I took out every other letter but I.L.O. is how you pronounce. Besides no one can spell my last name any way and if you Google Aiello you come up with a lot of mafia bosses and although I frequently kill on stage I didn’t want to be associated with the mob.
Q: How long have you been doing Stand up?
A: I have been performing music since I was 11 although mostly music and rapping. I first took the stage to perform stand up in 2005.
Q: What kind of accent do you have?
A: It is a mixture of white rap, and growing up in an Italian household in Wisconsin.