Born and raised in Oakland, California, Josef Anolin is a premier comedian who got his start in the Bay Area stand-up comedy community. As a third and fourth generation Filipino and Japanese American who grew up a with a bowl cut in East Oakland, Josef has always been a bit outside of the norm, which is reflected in his style and humor. Stand-up comedy is Josef’s outlet and tool to combat the marginalization of Asian American males in mainstream media, while simultaneously reminding himself to not take everything so seriously. With an eased yet charismatic stage presence, Josef engages audiences with personal stories punctuated with hard hitting punchlines.
Laughs Unlimited, Sacramento
Punch Line, San Francisco
Punch Line, Sacramento
Cobb’s Comedy Club, San Francisco
Tommy T’s, Pleasanton
Doc’s Lab, San Francisco
SF Sketchfest 2015, 2017, 2018
Outside Lands 2016
North Carolina Comedy Festival 2018
INDEPENDENTLY PRODUCED SHOWS
Co-Producer: “Moonlight Comedy: Stand-up Under the Stars” at The Uptown, Oakland
Co-Producer: “Last Call Comedy” at Piano Fight, SF
Co-Producer: “Misery Index: All-Star Comedy Showcase” at The Rite Spot, SF.