This HBO’s Young Comedians Show features the comedy of Joe Nipote…who grew up in Detroit, MI…..as a person determined from an early age to make a living as a performer. He earned an acting scholarship to Central Michigan University….but quit one semester shy of graduation to try out his talents in Hollywood. After supporting himself as a racquetball instructor among other jobs….Nipote landed a spot as one of five new up and coming comedians on HBO’s “Fifth Young Comedian’s Special”…..that’s this video folks….in fact, it was Legendary comedian George Carlin’s wife, Linda, who saw Joe one night on stage….and cast him on the comedy special which featured the funniest and brightest comedians of the time. This appearance led to numerous television appearances and live engagements as Joe was requested by some of the biggest headliners of the day….opening for such acts as Tina Turner, The O’Jay’s, Dwight Yoakam, Barbara Mandrel, Dave Mason, Judy Collins, Ben Vereen, Frankie Valli, Robert Goulet, Suzanne Somers, Freddy Fender, Captain & Tenille, Louise Mandrell, Tower of Power and countless others. After making a name for himself on the Comedy Club circuit….Nipote was offered and accepted the morning show “host” position back in his hometown of Detroit’s….on the oldest and most respected rock and roll radio station101 FM WRIF….where his improvisational, character driven humor….quickly endeared him to the listening public…..as it has for this lil ole Chiweenie…..cuz Joe tickles my funny bone.