Genevieve Joy is one of the most celebrated comedians of her generation, or at least plans to be.
She was born in New York City, the youngest and favorite of five children and survived a someone strange, but generally functional childhood in Connecticut. After graduating from Hamilton College with a degree in Russian Studies & Philosophy, Genevieve returned to NYC to live and pursue a career as an Actress and a Stand-Up Comedian.
During her period of residence on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Genevieve performed stand-up comedy nightly at clubs and colleges all over the country and was featured in numerous festivals including Trial by Laughter and Laughing Skull Comedy festivals, and was a finalist in the 2011 Funniest Comedian in New England Competition at Mohegan Sun.
Also during this time, she studied at several of New York’s theatre conservatories, including Stella Adler and T. Schreiber Studios, before coming to the conclusion that the best acting teacher in New York, if not the world, was Deena Levy of the Deena Levy Studio.
Genevieve was a regular on the popular web-series ‘Rise of a Radio Show,’ a loosely-based-on-reality show starring the cast and crew of “Comical Radio,” a NYC based comedy talk-radio show focused around interviews with the country’s top headliners, such as Marc Maron, Pat Cooper, the late George Carlin, to name a few.
She has made numerous television appearances, including two guest spots on WE’s Cinematherapy with Chuck Nice and the 52 Minds original series, Cheaterfiles. In addition to stand-up, she has performed sketch comedy at the Bleecker Street and Tank theaters and is a founding member of the acclaimed improvisation troupe ‘The Improv Addiction.’ In 2011, Genevieve wrote, produced, and starred in the film ‘Retardian Angel,’ based on a character from her stand-up. The film was later featured in the Silk City Film Festival in Hartford, CT.
In August of 2012, After the successful NYC debut of her one-woman show “My HBO Special,” directed by Samantha Jones, wherein she performed five original character monologues, Genevieve packed up her beat-up Subaru, with a few personal items including remains of her late hairless, bulimic cat, “Lexington Avenue” and moved to Los Angeles.
Within two weeks of her arrival in California, Genevieve was cast role of Libby Tucker in Neil Simon’s “I Ought to Be In Pictures” which ran through October and November of the 2012 at Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA