Words from a few fans:

Joyce Hagen-McIntosh is as natural a stand-up as I’ve ever encountered. She’s scary witty, and her point of view is always equal parts fresh and relatable. I love booking Joyce for The Mother Cluckers because I always know she’ll bring down the house. Book Joyce while she’s still cheap – she won’t always be.

– KT Speetzen, Creator and Producer, The Mother Cluckers


Joyce has the uncanny ability to turn her careful consideration of the world around her into thoughtful, engaging, and hilariously delivered monologues.  In today’s world of rapid-fire responses, Joyce’s well thought out observations are a welcome and endlessly entertaining breath of fresh air.

– Melissa Diebold, Mother Cluckers groupie and stand-up comedy fan


In a world where faith is so often perceived as irrelevant at best and hypocritical at worst, Joyce’s take on being a Christian is fresh air and air gulping humor. Hers is a poignant, relevant, and earthy wit that is built upon sound theology and practical faith. Joyce brings a healthy balance of humor, satire, and irony to narratives of living the faith in the post-Christian age.   

– Carly Stucklen Sather, Pastor, First Congregational Church of La Grange, IL


About me:

I grew up in Southwest Michigan and became a Chicago transplant in 2002.

I stand up (or sometimes sit) for:

~ telling jokes

~ GLBT rights

~ anti-racism

~ the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

~ libraries

~ queer Christians

~ and so much more!