Is Joe Machi Gay or Transgender? Everything We Know

Last Updated : September 24, 2021

Quick Info→Age (2021): 42 Years Old Marital Status: Single
Joe Machi gay
Short Wiki/Bio and Career
Real/Birth Name:Joe Machi
Profession:Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter
Active From:2006-Present
Famous As:Comedian
Family and Siblings
Father/Dad:Frank Machi
(Retired Retail Manager)
Mother/Mom:Catherine Machi
(Retired School Teacher)
Personal Life
Date of Birth:23rd June 1979, Saturday
Age (As in 2021):42 Years Old
Birth Place:State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Zodiac Sign:Cancer
Home Town: State College, Pennsylvania
School:State College Area High School
College:Penn State University
Relationship Status
Marital Status:Single
Gay/Lesbian:Gay Rumored
Married/Wedding:Not Yet
Wife/Spouse:Not Yet
Divorce/Split:Not Yet
Children/Kids:Not Yet
Physical Stats
Height:5 Feet 8 Inches (172 cm)
Weight:202 lbs. (92 KG)
Hair Type:Short
Hair Color:Brown
Eye Color:Brown
AchievementsWon New York Underground Comedy Festival
(Emerging Comics)
Income & Assets
Net Worth:$1 Million
Estimated Salary:$10,000 – $20,000 per event
House Worth:N/A

American stand-up comedian Joe Machi has faced substantial judgments from fans worldwide because of his unusual voice and demeanor.

Some fans are convinced that the talented comedian is indeed a she-man. How true are these rumors? Is Joe Machi indeed a transgender?

Fans Think Joe Machi Is Transgender

Machi has been facing transgender ridicule from some fans for quite some time now. Some of his fans are supportive and some neutral regarding his gender.

People seem to have made up their minds and believe that Machi is a trans.

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Fans comment about the gender identity and demeanor of Joe Machi (Source: Yahoo Answers)

He Jokes About Being Mistaken for a Woman

Because of his high-pitched voice and baffling appearance, the famous stand-up comedian/actor Joe Machi is thought of as ‘a trans’. There is no factual proof or statement from Machi’s side, to buttress this allegation.

However, he has admitted to being confused for a woman on several occasions. In 2018, Machi made an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ starring Jimmy Fallon.

In this stand-up, he shared one funny incident in which he was thought to be a female by a stranger who heard Machi’s voice on the microphone. Later, when Machi met the stranger in person, he was yet again mistaken as Machi was referred to as ‘Ma’am by the same stranger.

The comedian/ actor stated that this was not the only time such an instance and awkwardness has surrounded him.

He also recalled passing through a similar awkward situation when he was visiting Disney World a few years ago. In this incident, Machi was acknowledged as “the meanest pregnant lady ever” by a child.

Machi Told His Parents He Is Gay. Is He Gay?

In a video uploaded on March 20, 2019, Machi unveiled how he confessed to his parents he is gay. Don’t grasp your breath yet. This was more of a stunt to see his parent’s reaction to the news. 

As per the same video, Machi’s gay friend once told him, he (Machi) could never understand the feeling of confessing about gay gender to his parents. Machi argued that he could because one doesn’t necessarily need to be gay to confess it. 

Machi continued that he told his parents he was gay. Later, he came clean to his parents and recanted he wasn’t gay. To this, his father responded, perhaps he (Machi) was right the first time and was gay after all. 

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Other Facts You Need To Know About Joe Machi:

  • Joe Machi formerly worked as a client assistance manager for a supermarket and a human support representative for a media corporation before becoming a comedian.
  • After participating in open mic evenings at several bars, his confidence developed, and in 2006 he traveled to New York in order to pursue a career in comedy.
  • Machi appeared on numerous shows, including The Jimmy Fallon Show, Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, and many others.
  • In 2017, he starred in the comedy-drama series Crashing, and in 2018, he starred in Didn’t Want to Know.
  • Stand-up comedians Sam Morril and Phil Hanley have persuaded their other comic pal, Joe Machi, to a podcast with them at New York City’s Comedy Cellar. Every week, the group disputes and then attempts to persuade Joe to stay. When Liz, the Comedy Cellar manager, supervises the chaos, the guys soon turn into boys.
  • He came in second place in the Boston Comedy Festival’s New York Contest in 2011, earning him a trip to the festival.
  • New York Daily News later featured him for reaching the Elite Eight in Caroline’s March Madness Final Four Competition.
  • After placing fourth on the eighth season of Last Comic Standing in 2014, Machi began touring The Us as a headlining stand-up comedian.
  • Country Music Television chose Machi to compete in their “Next Big Comic” competition in 2012. However, he was unable to compete since he worked for CMT’s parent company.
  • Joe attended Skankfest in Brooklyn and the “Just for Laughs” Digital Festival in 2019.
  • He is well-known for his high-pitched voice, which he uses to mock himself. Machi claims that he and Mike Tyson are both cursed with high-pitched voices.
  • Joe Machi has twice been named a finalist for the New York Comedy Festival’s Funniest Person.
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