As a creative comedic talent who got his start in Philadelphia and is now based in New York City, Joshua Sankey is a quick-witted and accomplished stand-up comedian, actor and writer with over 14 years of experience including a nationwide touring schedule. He was selected for the 2003 Boston International Comedy and Movie Festival and the 2003 Pittsburgh World Series of Comedy. Sankey can be seen in director Kevin Smith’s film Zack and Miri Make a Porno starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Robinson. He was also in the film The Narrows starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Kevin Zegers and Sophia Bush. Sankey has been featured on Saturday Night Live, One Life To Live, As The World Turns, The View, Fox Business News, The Maury Povich Show, Emeril Live, the Discovery Times Network, The Onion News Network, Important Things with Demetri Martin, The Onion Sports Network on Comedy Central, ESPN webisodes and Don’t Tell The Bride on Oprah Winfrey Network. He appeared in a big Super Bowl commercial for NFL Network along with commercials for Hershey’s Kit Kat, HBO/Cinemax, Spike TV, Hallmark, Oxygen Network, NY Knicks, Xenadrine, Power Poker, 1-800-MATTRESS, AVAYA Communications, Time Warner Cable, Speed Network, ESPN Radio, Wendy’s, Garnier, Barton’s Candy, Ticketmaster, Alfa Insurance, Krystal Burgers, British Gas, CarMax, NHL on Versus, ESPN 3D, Otterstedt Insurance, HP, Juniper Networks, Comedy Central, Twix, Plus White, the USOC, Intel, Auto Lenders, Lincoln Financial, Macy’s with Donald Trump, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, Martha Stewart, Tommy Hilfiger, Queen Latifah, Usher and Emeril Lagasse and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld who directed Men in Black and Get Shorty, Teen Nick with Nick Cannon, and a webisode for Macy’s with Tommy Hilfiger directed by Paul Feig who created Freaks and Geeks and directed Bridesmaids, Arrested Development and The Office.
In addition, Sankey has shone larger than life on billboards and ads for New York Sports Clubs, Oxford Athletic Club, Cirque Du Soleil Zumanity and Royal Bank of Scotland. He was featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine and in ads for American Express with Larry David that were photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the ASPCA, Febreze, Golf Magazine, New York Magazine, SPDR, Utility Shield, the Wall Street Journal, Aces Train and ESPN 3D. He also filmed an entertaining infomercial for Chromax 1000.
A New Castle, PA native, Sankey graduated cum laude from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA with a B.A. in Communications and Political Science in 1997. Soon after graduation he felt the call of comedy and started writing material and attending open mics and comedy classes in Philadelphia and NYC in 1998. The young swashbuckler worked to continually refine his act over the next few years in clubs in Philadelphia, New Jersey and NYC. Sankey then made the jump to a full-time comic as he quit his job in the Marketing Department of a large Philadelphia-based law firm in the fall of 2002 for the beginning of his life on the road as a touring comic. Over the course of an extensive 2 year tour, Sankey performed over 300 shows in 35 states across the nation delivering laughs coast to coast.
Sankey brings his trademark smooth delivery and infinite sarcasm to every one of his performances. His material combines his nonsensical life experiences with his witty commentary on the state of the world as he touches on everything from cyber-technology-software idiots to unsolved mysteries and motivational sayings. With his pointed jags on a wide variety of topics, Sankey grabs the audience and squeezes as his engaging nature and expressive mannerisms paint a humorous tale each time he hits the stage. The twists and turns of Sankey’s sets keep the laughs rolling and always create an energetic vibe in the room. He tours the country bringing his quick-witted swagger to enchanted audiences and his fun at any cost personality and wild child charm makes Sankey the comic you want to party with!!!