Is Joe Machi Gay or Transgender? Everything We Know

Last Updated : February 5, 2023

Quick Info→Age (2023): 44 Years Old Marital Status: Single

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 transgender?

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 of 2023):44 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
Personal Website:
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

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 are neutral regarding his gender.

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

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 considered trans’. Machi’s side has no factual proof or statement to buttress this allegation.

However, he has repeatedly admitted to being confused for a woman. In 2018, Machi appeared 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 had surrounded him.

He also recalled passing through a similarly awkward situation when 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. 

In the same video, Machi’s gay friend once told him he (Machi) could never understand the feeling of confessing about his 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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Joe Machi Illness

There is a rumor of Joe Machi’s illness due to his high pitch sound and nervousness while performing on stage. But Machi himself stated that this is just his natural sound. Moreover, his voice texture and anxiety performance style has given cutting edge among his fan following as it adds more humor to his performance, and peoples love his unique type of acts.

When Will Joe Machi Be On Gutfeld Again?

Joe Machi last appeared in the Gutfled show on April 27th, 2021. But there is no concrete information on whether he will join the show again or has left the show. For now, he has been busy on comedy tours in various states of America. But he currently resides in New York City, USA.

Joe Machi Wife

Comedian Joe Machi has no wife. He is still single and has not tied the knot with anyone. Besides this, he is not in any romantic relationship. He is very private about his relationship and has not shared any posts or photos regarding his conjugal relationship.

Joe Machi Height, Body

Joe machi stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches or 172 cm and weighs around 202 lbs(92 kg). He possesses short brown hair and brown eyes. He is a smart guy with a naturally funny persona.

Joe Machi Networth

As of 2023, Joe Machi has a net worth of $1 million. This estimation is on his successful career as a comedian. He has accumulated the money through his comedy tour, sponsorship, and association with Greg Gutfeld Show as a comedian and writer.

In addition, his performance rate is $10,000-$20,000 per event.

Other Facts You Need To Know About Joe Machi:

  • Before becoming a comedian, Joe Machi formerly worked as a client assistance manager for a supermarket and a human support representative for a media corporation.
  • After participating in open mic evenings at several bars, his confidence developed, and in 2006 he traveled to New York 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. The group disputes and then attempts to persuade Joe to stay every week. 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 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 could not 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.