Joel Church-Cooper was born in Sacramento, the Midwest of California. At the age of 12 he moved to Santa Cruz, the only city that Berkeley considers too liberal. These environments have caused people to assume he's from Chicago and left Joel with a secret belief that any social ill can be solved with government money. Joel has studied and performed at UCB LA and IO West theaters. He has written for Comedy Central's Sportsdome, Wipeout, and The Rotten Tomatoes Show. He co-created the web series Roommating and the upcoming Domesticating.