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Joby Saad (pronounced sad) grew up in Nashville, TN. Joby read every book about Harry Houdini and by the age of twelve was performing magic shows for children's birthday parties most weekends. Joby says “Dad would build the props, and mom would give me props”.

When the magic didn’t work, audiences laughed. This gave Joby the opportunity to do what he was destined for, comedy. In High School, Joby went for laughs instead of points on the basketball court which got him beat up. This drove him to compete as a bodybuilder where he took the title of Mr. Mid Central USA at just 19 years old.

Zanies Comedy Club Manager Lenny Sisselman gave Joby the opportunity to perform with the nations top comedians such as Tim Allen, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Brian Regan, Dane Cook, Rob Schneider and Paula Pondstone. After becoming a regular at Zanies, it was comedy writer Mike Price and Disney Star Jim Varney encouraged Joby to leave Nashville and pursue stand up in Los Angeles.

Concert promoter Steve Moore hired Joby to open for his concerts, Steve Moore later becoming head of CMA Association. Soon Joby was opening concerts, headlining the top Comedy Clubs in the country and was a regular guest on the Nashville Network.

Joby’s talents were noticed by George Shapiro (Jerry Seinfeld’s Manager) during a performance at the Ice House in Pasadena California. “The next thing I know I’m auditioning for network sitcoms” says Joby. But his big break came in 2005 when he got the opportunity to perform on the family friendly television series Bananas Comedy. In 2006 Joby was one of the comedians chosen for the Warner Brothers production “Thou Shalt Laugh” starring Patricia Heaton from “Everybody Loves Raymond”. This project featured seven of the nation’s top clean comedians and went on to become the highest selling comedy DVD the genre.

Under the umbrella of his Production Company Village Entertainment, Joby launched his own television series “Vidiots”. This is a throwback to the golden age of film and silent comedy. “I love being able to tell a story and reach an audiences of all ages and languages. Humor is universal”. Although broadcast on cable, it has become a YouTube sensation and is what gets Joby recognized from a international audience.

Known for his expressive, rubbery face. Joby credits comedy greats such as Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, and Tim Conway, Shelley Berman, Charlie Chaplin as his influences.

His stand-up, like his films, involves a lot of physical comedy. He frequently closes his shows with an inspired bit where, in pantomime, he removes one pair of pants after another, becoming a new character each time. But everything he does is clean.

“The smartest dumb guy comedy I’ve seen- Comedy critic

Joby has had the honor of performing for our troops in Honduras, entertaining the children of 101st airborne, Fort Campbell Ky, The children and families of St. Jude Hospital, and Le Bonheur children’s Hospital in Memphis is what I’m most proud. Five years on the stage at Lifest, the largest Christian music festival in Oshkosh Wisconsin.
Radio/Live performances. Frequent guest on the syndicated “Daren Streblow comedy show” on I-heart Radio.

Most recently Joby was chosen out of hundreds of comedians to star along with the ensemble cast on a new television series “Casino Boss” with Bob Zany and Kabeezy that follows the behind the scenes exploits of a Casino staff. From the success of the pilot it has already gotten a green light for 12 episodes and airs on SpectrumTV cable network.

Joby plays the role of Jimbo, x- Boxer who has been given coveted status by the Casino Boss out of guilt for nearly getting Jimbo killed in a Prizefight gone wrong. Joby incorporates some of his real life exploits from his high school chum and HBO middle weight champion "Billy Ray Collins". Shot on location at the Carson Nugget Casino in Carson City Nevada.

Joby is also producing, directing, and starring in a family Christmas movie titled "Mall Santa" that has begun production fall of 2018 and promises an all star cast to be released Christmas 2019. Corporate events, Comedy Club, and Church appearances keep Joby growing and challenging himself to bring audiences one of the most original and hilarious shows in Comedy.

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