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Joe Pera Wants His Comedy to Put You to Sleep

This is modern day comedian Joe Pera, a white man with short brown hair, wearing a plaid shirt and looking into camera
Marty Schousboe, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Joe Pera is the star of the Adult Swim series "Joe Pera Talks With You" about a mild-mannered choir teacher in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Joe Pera discusses the formation and craft of his beloved Adult Swim series "Joe Pera Talks With You," where his persona overlaps with his TV self, and what to expect from his new stand-up tour, including his August 6 show at The Admiral in Omaha.

Courtney is back in her hometown after graduating from the University of Kansas in 2019 with degrees in journalism and film. While at KU, she was the arts and culture editor of the University Daily Kansan and had a summer internship at KCUR, Kansas City's NPR member station. She has three pet rats and has seen almost every Audrey Hepburn movie.
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