Joe Avati says he got that moniker when he was first starting out and the Australian media didnt know how to classify him.
The name stuck but Avati says hes flattered by the comparison. Still, hes surprised that hes never heard Seinfeld described as the New York version of Joe Avati.
Despite the compliment, Avati says he likens his comedy more to Cosby because he keeps it clean and doesnt rely on ethic stereotypes to carry his show.
As he puts it, Theres no sex, drugs or religion in my show nothing that will offend anybody.
Says Avati: Im like Cosby if he was Italian, shorter, had one eyebrow and wore a gold chain.
Avati kicks off his North American tour in Newark, New Jersey next Friday (Oct. 6).
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