The year in review
2018 and 2019 has been a great year for Joe White. Through the support of his family, friends and fans he managed to perform his solo show ''Ethiopian & Still Not Hungry'' in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth Australia with over 2,000 comedy lovers attending the shows. The show was also performed for the first time internationally in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Theatre St Catherine on Aug 11th 2017, and Comedy Bar, Toronto on the 22nd of October 2017 with a full house attendees. Joe, was selected as one of the top six comedy shows to watch in Toronto for the month of October along side the big stars such as Chris Rock and Sugar Sammy by Post city Toronto.
In addition, Joe WON best comedy at Perth Fringe Festival 2019 weekly award along side Tom Gleeson for one of his shows called "BEST OF AFRICA", he was also nominated for best comedy at the Perth Fringe World Festival 2017 . He has also, participated in and won several comedy competitions . In 2017 and 2018 he was selected to support LA super star Max Amini on his live in Australia Tour, this tour saw Joe White perform to a crowd of more than 3,000 comedy lovers Australia-wide, in 4 different cities over 4 nights. Joe, was also selected to support International Comedian Maz Jobrani on his ‘Live In Australia’ 2016 Tour. Maz has featured in the movie Friday After Next (alongside Ice Cube and Mike Epps) and has also starred in the films The Interpreter and Dragonfly. This tour gave Joe the opportunity to open for crowds of more than 3,000 people.
Joe strongly believes in giving back to the community through donating both his time and financial support. In 2017 Joe, donated all the proceeds from one of his Sydney shows to dis-advantaged families in Ethiopia through Global Alliance. Joe, was also kind enough to donate all the takings from his 11th Melbourne International comedy Festival 2017 show to "Friends Of The Hudad", which is a not-for profit organisation that is currently building a school in Ethiopia, the show generated nearly $2,000 toward the cause. He also donated more then 10% of his proceeds from his Toronto show to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of breast cancer research.
Recently, Joe became an ambassador for the Katina Woodruff Children's Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation that helps refugee children from all over the world such us, China, India, Burma,Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea etc, recover from traumatic immigration experiences. They do this by working closely with the child, parents, friends and school to help them transition into the Australian way of life. Joe has donated 10% of all his Perth FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL 2018/2019 shows net profit to the children's foundation and in total $3,500 has been raised to date for the foundation.
Joe believes his purpose in life is to use his talent of making people laugh to change the world for the better. He plans to do this by giving back, creating awareness to causes that are close to his heart (such as the Children's Foundation) and most of all by showing gratitude for all the support and help he receives from you.
Joe is currently back in Australia, returning from his tour of Canada, and has just completed 66 shows Australia wide as part of Melbourne International Comedy festival & Perth Fringe World 2018 & 2019. Click on the Facebook hyperlink located on top right corner and like his Facebook fan page to stay updated , there will be more shows announced Australia-wide.