Mario Joyner

Actor, Celebrity

1961 –


Who is Mario Joyner?

Mario Joyner is an American stand-up comedian best known as the host of MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour from 1988–1992.

He is a longtime friend and collaborator of comedians Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld. He appeared regularly on The Chris Rock Show and Everybody Hates Chris. He also guest starred in the Seinfeld episodes "The Engagement" and "The Puerto Rican Day," playing two different characters, and voiced the character Jackson in the film Bee Movie. He has opened on national tours for Chris Rock and for Jerry Seinfeld.

He made his film debut in 1989 in Three Men and a Baby, and later starred in Hangin' with the Homeboys and Pootie Tang.

During the October 12, 2010, episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in an interview with Rep. Eric Cantor, Stewart credited Joyner with the joke: "Sort of in the way that murderers get sometimes, like, 'I found Jesus and I'm OK now.' 'Well, when did you find Jesus?' 'Right after you found me.'"


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Oct 3, 1961
Also known as
  • Mario Joiner
  • United States of America
  • Vincennes University

on July 23, 2013