Joe Schiappa is a writer and improvisationalist in New York City. He is a recent winner of the Sierra Mist Melrose 63 Creative Lab. His work has appeared at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Joe’s Pub, The Peoples Improv Theatre and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. He is currently writing a screenplay for Ken Jeong (The Hangover, The Goods). Backstage has called Joe’s work “hilarious.” Joe is an alumni of the Second Training Center and has studied with Shira Piven of the Piven Theatre. At The PIT, you can see Joe perform with The Faculty, Centralia and his long-running, two-person improv show “Nathan + Joe,” along with Nathan Phillips.