“Clown of the Year” Golden Nose Awards 2007
New York Drama Desk Nominee 2008
Joel Jeske is a professional clown, actor, physical comedian, director, teacher, writer and creator of his own theater shows. He has appeared in major feature films, including Two for the Money with Al Pacino and Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock. On television, Joel was featured in Sex in the City, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Live with Regis and Kelly. Joel is a creator and performer for the physical theater company Parallel Exit. He created and starred in Parallel Exit’s Off-Broadway hits THIS WAY THAT WAY and CUT TO THE CHASE. Joel was nominated along with Parallel Exit for a Drama Desk award in 2008 for creating the show CUT TO THE CHASE. As a clown, Joel toured and created clown acts for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus and hosted The Big Apple Circus 2006-07 production of STEP RIGHT UP!
Joel teaches circus and clown with The Big Apple Circus and Cirque Du Jour both internationally and at home in New York. Joel and his wife Juliet can be seen all around the New York area with their business Red Noses New York. Joel was honored last year as Clown of the Year 2007 at the New York Downtown Clown Golden Nose Awards.