Joy always wanted to try stand-up comedy, but instead pursued a career in education; first as a high school English teacher and then as a librarian.  However, one day, Joy had a slight interruption. In 2008, Joy was diagnosed with Stage 1 Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  After undergoing a lumpectomy, 8 rounds of chemo and 33 treatments of radiation, Joy is now cancer free.  As a result of having breast cancer, Joy decided to start crossing items off of her “bucket list”. A friend enrolled her in a stand-up comedy class, and the rest as they say is history.  Joy now performs for clubs, corporate events, country clubs and fundraisers all over the U.S.  She loves telling her story through humor. Joy says, “It’s a small way to encourage other women who are fighting the same fight.”  Joy continues to teach, allowing for great stories for the stage. In addition to breast cancer and education, Joy has plenty to say about her family, weight loss (and gain), marriage, and more. Joy’s style of comedy is clean with a bit of an edge, yet it resonates well with mixed audiences.  Joy has appeared on Happily Never AfterMonsters & Mysteries in America, and Ice Cold Killers.