Joe Dombrowski | From Teacher to Standup Comic

August 16, 2023

Are being a performer and a teacher similar? According to Joe Dombrowski (Mr. D), who was a teacher before he was a standup comedian, the two careers are very similar. Throughout this conversation, Joe talks about his experiences teaching, missing the kids but not the other aspects of teaching, the advantages of being his own boss, and using comedy to shed light on the issues in the education system.

Joe Dombrowski (aka Mr. D) took the world by storm in 2017 with a viral April Fools’ Day spelling test prank that landed him multiple appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Don't get it twisted though! It takes at least 20 years to be an overnight sensation! Joe has been doing stand up comedy since he was eight years old in his third grade talent show. He's never stopped! Since Joe's rise to fame, he has been traveling the globe with his stand-up comedy which often highlights his crazy life as an elementary school teacher. When he’s not getting creative on screens and stages, Joe spends his time in Seattle, Washington producing his podcast “Social Studies” where he recaps absolutely insane stories from teachers all over the world.

Follow Mr. D on Twitter (or any other social platform) with the handle @mrdtimes3.

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