Helium Presents: Joe Sib

Bristling with kinetic energy, with a mouthful of punk rock oral tradition always at the ready, comedian and storyteller JOE SIB brings a lifetime of subculture experience to the stage. A self-starting DIY machine, the California native has been both participant and passerby for some of the most important moments in the underground, like a Forest Gump of punk rock. He was putting on magic shows by age ten, part of the legendary South Bay skateboarding scene in his teens (the same crew that produced Steve Caballero and Corey O’Brien, among others) and signed to a major label in his twenties. In 1995, JOE co-founded SideOneDummy Records, unleashing Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, the Gaslight Anthem and every Warped Tour compilation. A former radio DJ at the same Los Angeles station that was home to Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols and Henry Rollins, today JOE SIB keeps the conversation going with audiences, in clubs and ampitheatres, sharing the stage with fellow comics and friends like Jim Breuer, or warming upthe crowd for Metallica. Wherever his muse may lead him, punk rock parent and restless troubadour, JOE SIB, is always ready, armed with good cheer, good humor, and a library’s worth of spellbinding stories to share.

11/16/2021 8:00 PM
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Joe Sib, co-founder and co-conspirator of Side One Dummy Records for 25 years, has continued to climb up the ranks of the comedy scene. Joe released his first comedy record, Joe Sib Nowhere Near the Top, in April 2017 which debuted #3 on the Billboard’s Comedy Chart. From the 1980s punk scene to millennium parent, Joe’s comedy takes you on a manic, ride from growing up in the era of “safety last”, and into the present, as he tries to helicopter parent without a license.

After throwing himself into the punk and skate underground of his California hometown, Joe’s band Wax was signed to a major label as part of the early ’90s breakthrough of punk rock into the mainstream. He co-founded an indie label, SideOneDummy, that signed such now-iconic bands as Flogging Molly and the Gaslight Anthem. Turning his behind-the-music stories from the road into a one-man show led to touring as a stand-up comic, which led to such highlights as his recent tour with Metallica, in which he and comedian Jim Breuer created a show that re-defined the term “opening act.” With every new twist and turn in his path, Joe has been left wondering “How did I get here?”


This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All minors will be wrist-banded or stamped and no alcohol will be served at the table. All parties must have valid ID to enter the building. Please note, there is a 2 item per person minimum in the showroom. Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime.)

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Bristling with kinetic energy, with a mouthful of punk rock oral tradition always at the ready, comedian and storyteller JOE SIB brings a lifetime of subculture experience to the stage. A self-starting DIY machine, the California native has been both participant and passerby for some of the most important moments in the underground, like a Forest Gump of punk rock. He was putting on magic shows by age ten, part of the legendary South Bay skateboarding scene in his teens (the same crew that produced Steve Caballero and Corey O’Brien, among others) and signed to a major label in his twenties. In 1995, JOE co-founded SideOneDummy Records, unleashing Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, the Gaslight Anthem and every Warped Tour compilation. A former radio DJ at the same Los Angeles station that was home to Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols and Henry Rollins, today JOE SIB keeps the conversation going with audiences, in clubs and ampitheatres, sharing the stage with fellow comics and friends like Jim Breuer, or warming upthe crowd for Metallica. Wherever his muse may lead him, punk rock parent and restless troubadour, JOE SIB, is always ready, armed with good cheer, good humor, and a library’s worth of spellbinding stories to share.