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Always outgoing and funny as a kid, Joe started in Entertainment with his brother Michael Hughes in the early 1970′s, signing with the Jack Wormser Talent Agency, (now KSR Talent), worked on ad campaigns such as Occidental Life, Marriott Hotel and worked on a Documentary which aired in England on BBC television. He studied acting with private acting coach, Lois Auer. Later, Joe participated in drama at Torrance High School under acting coach Charles “Chuck” Slater, received an honorable mention in a So Cal, regional play competition. In 2005, after raising four kids, and owning his own business, Joe returned to entertainment and studied comedy at SF Comedy College with Kurtis Mathews. By 2007, Joe performed on stage, opening before the band, The Loving Spoonful, (“do you believe in magic”). Since then, Joe has performed at such comedy clubs as the San Jose Improv, Sacramento Punchline, Kino’s Komedy in Vancouver B.C., Hollywood Comedy Store, S.F. Comedy Clubhouse, Tommy T’s, Rooster T. Feathers and many more as well has appeared on the Ben Feldman Radio Show in San Francisco on 87.9 fm and the John Miller show on Fccfreeradio.com. 107.3 fm SF. And has worked with many well-known comedians over the past several years.
His community work: includes; producing, Hosting and starring in fund raisers for such organizations as, Kids Helping Kids organization in Brentwood, CA. and Building involvement with Habitat for Humanity. (Is currently working on an Event for Kwanzaa Festival S.J. Dec 15)
Joe has produced and hosted several shows including The April Fools Comedy Competition at the San Jose Corinthian Event Center, “Comedy at the Red Caboose”, “Comedy in the Village” in Capitola and “Comedy Night at the Brit” at Britannia Arms in Aptos. Joe also worked with the original cast and founders of Ron’s Comedy Farmhouse developing “Comedysurf Productions” and “Joe Hughes Presents” comedy and entertainment productions.
“When you say you’re too old, that is the moment you are too old… follow your dreams…