Comedy Brunch with Joe Clair

Joe Clair is a stand-up comedian, radio personality, VJ and actor. A native of the Seat Pleasant, Maryland suburb of Washington , DC, Clair is best known as a former host of BET’s Rap City from 1994 to 1999. Aside from his work as host of Rap City, Clair has also hosted several radio shows and appeared on the stand-up comedy shows Def Comedy Jam and ComicView. Clair was named morning drive time host at WPGC-FM in his hometown of Washington, D.C. in February 2015 to July 2021.

Following the end to his highly acclaimed radio show, Joe has partnered with longtime friend, Big Lez of MTV fame, to create a podcast focused on the pioneers of the entertainment industry such as Big Daddy Kane and Special Wd to name a few. The podcast is called ‘The Ruckus with Lez & Joe Clair’.

As an actor, Clair has appeared in several films, most notably the 1992 horror film Ax ‘Em, where he plays the role of Tony.

02/05/2023 2:00 PM

Door Time: 12:30 PM

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Join us on a Sunday to laugh with DMV icon Joe Clair! Joe is a stand-up comedian, radio personality, VJ and actor. A native of the Seat Pleasant, Maryland suburb of Washington , DC, Clair is best known as a former host of BET’s Rap City from 1994 to 1999. Aside from his work as host of Rap City, Clair has also hosted several radio shows and appeared on the stand-up comedy shows Def Comedy Jam and ComicView. Clair was named morning drive time host at WPGC-FM in his hometown of Washington, D.C. in February 2015 to July 2021.


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Joe Clair is a stand-up comedian, radio personality, VJ and actor. A native of the Seat Pleasant, Maryland suburb of Washington , DC, Clair is best known as a former host of BET’s Rap City from 1994 to 1999. Aside from his work as host of Rap City, Clair has also hosted several radio shows and appeared on the stand-up comedy shows Def Comedy Jam and ComicView. Clair was named morning drive time host at WPGC-FM in his hometown of Washington, D.C. in February 2015 to July 2021.

Following the end to his highly acclaimed radio show, Joe has partnered with longtime friend, Big Lez of MTV fame, to create a podcast focused on the pioneers of the entertainment industry such as Big Daddy Kane and Special Wd to name a few. The podcast is called ‘The Ruckus with Lez & Joe Clair’.

As an actor, Clair has appeared in several films, most notably the 1992 horror film Ax ‘Em, where he plays the role of Tony.