Bonnaroo Comedian | Joyelle Nicole
Stage & Time | Thursday & Friday | Comedy Theatre | 5 p.m. (Thurs), 12:30 p.m. (Fri)
Bonnaroo has always been about more than just music, and nothing exemplifies that better than the impressive array of comedians the fest recruits for its Comedy Theatre each summer. The 2016 lineup is no exception, and, for a second year, we’ve decided to spotlight each performer individually as we’ve done for musical acts for the last several. Catching comedy is tough, since it sometimes requires missing out on musical acts, but, trust us, it’s an incredible experience. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Comedian of the Day…
Hailing from the suburbs of New Jersey and a self-proclaimed childhood nerd, rising standup comic Joyelle Nicole cut her teeth in the Los Angeles comedy scene after graduating Boston College, ultimately settling in New York where she currently resides. With a hilarious routine that focuses on her own life experiences (citing comics like George Carlin and Chris Rock as her influences), Joyelle has scored spots opening for some huge names like Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford, and Russel Peters. She finished 3rd in the She-Devil Comedy Festival standup contest, was selected as semifinalist in NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity competition in Vancouver and as a finalist in LA, and is set to appear on Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train showcase series this year. A buzzworthy up and coming performer destined for headliner status, Nicole is definitely a comic you should know before her appearance this summer at Bonnaroo!