Joe Schiappa is a writer and performer based in New York City. He trained with the Second City and Shira Piven of the Piven Theatre. Joe has written for MTV’s Silent Library and Money From Strangers, as well as the 2015 & 2016 Fandom Awards. He is also a winner of the Sierra Mist Creative Lab.
Joe has worked as theater director and writer specializing in developing shows that have gone Off Broadway, to the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen in 2003 and 2007 and the Strip in Las Vegas. He performs as one-half of the improv duo Nathan + Joe. He also wrote and directed a video starring Mayor Bill de Blasio and Steve Buscemi and was head writer on the Mayor’s “Inner Circle” show.
Joe is the creator and writer of MTVother’s digital series, Truth or Dare, which launched in 2014 and he was the head writer and showrunner for MTV’s New Year’s Eve 2015. He recently wrote on the YouTube Red series, Prank Academy and his series Sport Court aired on IFC’s Comedy Crib. Joe was also a Producer on Impractical Jokers: After Party, starring Joey Fatone. Joe performs and teaches sketch and improv at The People’s Improv Theatre in NYC.