Jo Firestone is a New York-based comedian, actress, and writer. She has been hailed as one of the most unique voices in American comedy, hosting over 40 different formats of live performances including her popular Punderdome 3000, NYC’s Inner Beauty Pageant, and her touring show Friends of Single People. A current writer on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and a former writer for The Chris Gethard Show, Jo can be seen in HBO’s High Maintenance and was featured in the Jake and Amir pilot for TBS. Her half-hour special Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents: Jo Firestone premiered this September 2017.
Jo was named one of the New Faces of Comedy here at JFL in 2016, and was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch for 2015 and Rolling Stone’s Comedians You Should Know in Summer 2017. In June 2016, Jo’s long-running NY live show Punderdome 3000 was made into a card game published by Random House, and quickly became the #1 bestselling card game Amazon. Over the past year, Jo has performed at Riot LA, The New York Comedy Festival, and Outside Lands and appeared at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival and Colossal Clusterfest.