Comedian Joey Mulinaro talks motorsports

Joey Mulinaro

Indianapolis native Joey Mulinaro chatted with Podium Life about motorsports, comedy, advice and which race he’d love to win.

Can you tell us about yourself?

I’m an Indy native through and through who just enjoys making people laugh, racing, and my son Frankie. I usually try to avoid telling my family what I do because most of them still haven’t wrapped their head around the fact I can make a living doing what I do. If i’m trying to impress someone (my grandma) I just tell them I’m a comedian (I am). 

How did you get into motorsports ?

Like I said above, I was born and raised in Indianapolis. It’s just kind of a way of life whether you realize it or like it or not. Every Memorial Day weekend is just “race weekend”. The “welcome race fans” flags were all over the neighborhood. But I didn’t really start getting into it until I started working in local Indianapolis media after college. I had to be out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway all month and I just fell in love. 

Why do you think comedy and sports go so well together?

Well I think so much of comedy is being relatable. And there’s so much so many people can relate to with sports, whether it be growing up playing, becoming a coach for your kid when you’re older, or just being a fan. Then you add in all the personalities of coaches, media members, fans themselves and there’s just an entire giant sandbox to play with. 

If you were a professional driver, what would your helmet design be?

Man it’d be tough to not do something similar to what my mate Jack Harvey did for the 2022 Indianapolis 500. That Star Wars design (which he just got signed by Adam Driver himself and I’m definitely not jealous or anything) is all time. But I’d try to just make it reflect me as much as possible. I have half a sleeve of tattoos on my left arm and it’s all things that make me who I am. if it wasn’t Star Wars, I’d say probably a Joker / comic theme or a Kangaroo because well, Joey. 

Do you have a favorite racing series and why?

IndyCar. By a mile. And yes I’m from Indianapolis so I’m biased. But I think it’s the most competitive, most interesting, and most entertaining racing to watch in the world. Pair that with it being the home for the greatest race in the world: I don’t think there’s much argument against it. 

Best advice you’ve ever received?

When trying to figure out what you want to do in life, you should find something that you would do for free and do that until someone pays you. 

What are (3) things you take to the race track?

1. My Yeti cooler that has a ton of racing stickers on it. 

2. Miller Lite.

3. Sunscreen.

Would you rather win the Indy 500, Monaco GP or 24 Hours of Le Mans?

Indy 500. Not even close. It’s the best, biggest, greatest spectacle in racing, and I’m a hometown kid. Now, I’ll obviously never do that, but maybe my son will in 2048?

What do you think the future of racing looks like?

I think it’s incredibly bright. People are starting to realize how cool and badass these drivers are. People are starting to realize how accessible a sport like IndyCar is. You have to be someone’s son or have an insane amount of money to be in the locker room before a Jets game to see Aaron Rodgers, but you can be in the garages and get an autograph from Josef Newgarden before the Indy 500 for a very very fair price. Like less than $100. I think you mix those things with hopefully a gambling angle that can bring in the novice casual fan and it’ll continue to grow. 

Anything else you’d like to add?

If you’ve never been to Indianapolis in May, add it to the bucket list. 

Joey Mulinaro

Joey Mulinaro is a rising content creator and comedian known for his funny sports-related bits and impersonations (that go beyond just sports). Before diving into his career path and accomplishments so far, it’s important to learn about Joey Mulinaro the person. Details of Joey’s upbringing can be found on the Joey Mulinaro Wikipedia page. Also on the Joey Mulinaro Wiki you’ll find details like the Joey Mulinaro hometown name. He grew up on the south side of Indianapolis and the Joey Mulinaro high school is Roncalli. As for the Joey Mulinaro college, he attended the University of Indianapolis.

Is Joey Mulinaro married? What is the Joey Mulinaro net worth number? Is the Joey Mulinaro age young or old? Details like these will not be shared on this resource out of respect or Joey’s privacy and personal details. What we can share is that Joey is a proud Indianapolis resident that was born and raised in the racing capital of the world. That passion for racing, and especially the Indianapolis 500, is on full display through Joey’s content every May. He is a wonderful representative for the sport and city of Indianapolis. Continue reading to find out more about his career, the type of content he publishes, and all of his favorite teams.

The List of Impressions by Mulinaro

Joey gained initial recognition through his impressions of sports personalities, especially Nick Saban. He continued the momentum created from that original video his other impressions of coaches, broadcasters, and athletes. This recognition and rapidly growing popularity was made possible through channels like Twitter, and TikTok. And it’s not just one video of one character. The Joey Mulinaro Nick Saban Halloween impression and video, for example, was quickly followed by the Joey Mulinaro Nick Saban Thanksgiving bit.

Another character Mulinaro has focused on is Colin Cowherd. This includes the the Joey Mulinaro Colin Cowherd “But Colin!” impression and the Joey Mulinaro Colin Cowherd backwards hat hilarity. Cris Collinsworth, a former NFL football player and now well-known sports broadcaster, is another personality Joey has focused on. Bits include the Joey Mulinaro Cris Collinsworth Birthday video and famous “here’s a guy” line. This list of characters Joey features even extends into the list of college football coaches. For example, the Joey Mulinaro Mike Leach is very accurate and the Joey Mulinaro Coach O impression is quite funny. Curious about a Joey Mulinaro Andrew Luck impression? There’s a video for that too. Whether it’s a Joey Mulinaro backwards hat reference or nod to Nick Saban, Joey’s range of comedic acts and impressions is impressive.

Joey Mulinaro Comedian

Joey Mulinaro impressions and comedic skits go beyond just sports. Whether it be a Joey Mulinaro Tucker Carlson video or the Joey Mulinaro Seinfeld series that applies the show’s style of writing to modern day situations, his creativity is fun to witness. Beyond impressions and videos on the internet, Joey has also made a guest appearance on a famous TV show. The Joey Mulinaro Family Guy appearance is in the twenty-first season episode with the “The Stewaway” title, where he voiced Owen Wilson. If you’re curious about other TV shows or characters Joey focuses on, check out the Joey Mulinaro – YouTube page or Joey Mulinaro twitter.

There are other ways and opportunities to see Joey’s comedy outside of just Twitter and the usual social media channels. There is a Joey Mulinaro podcast, co-hosted by Benedict Polizzi, called These Guys! Ben is also a comedian from the Indianapolis area who has appeared on HBO and built up a large number of social media followers. According to the Joey Mulinaro website (as of September 2023), the Joey Mulinaro stand up tour is in full swing for the remainder of this year. The Joey Mulinaro tour includes cities likes Columbus, OH and Nashville, TN. Check out his website and see if Joey is coming to a city near you soon.

Joey Comedian

The Joey comedian you see on stage represents a lot of his personality and interests as a person. He is authentic and remains the same person on camera as he does in everyday life. The Joey Mulinaro LinkedIn profile will show you his career highlights and milestones, but it goes way beyond just a comedy career for Mulinaro. He’s a passionate sports and racing fan just like all of us. He roots for different teams on different levels because of how he is connected to each.

The Joey Mulinaro baseball fan roots for the Chicago Cubs and even has a tattoo that celebrates their 2016 World Series Championship. The Joey Mulinaro Pittsburgh fan cheers for the Steelers because of his father. Many sons and daughters today have favorite teams because of their parents. It allows them to share a bond, connection, and make memories with those they love most. Sports and racing can create endless memories for sons, fathers, daughters, and mothers. The Joey Mulinaro Purdue fan supports their football and basketball teams because of his wife, who attended Purdue University. The Joey Mulinaro LSU fan attends football games in Baton Rouge because of his connection with Coach Ed Orgeron, who has since moved on from LSU. As you can see above, there is much more than the Joey Mulinaro work you see on LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, or other channels. He is a sports fan just like us, and wears his team’s colors proudly.


Why did Joey Mulinaro leave Barstool? It’s not our place to say why exactly, but on January 12, 2022 he announced that his time with Barstool Sports was ending. The Joey Mulinaro Barstool career lasted two years ago and he stayed in Indianapolis during his time with the company, who was headquartered in New York at the time. The Joey Mulinaro leaves Barstool news was picked up by a few media sites and those can easily be found if you search for them. They may offer up more information on his exit. Since then, his career has flourished. The Joey Mulinaro Dave Portnoy Show and Brandon Walker Joey Mulinaro twitter moments seem like distant memories now, as Joey has continued to increase his social media followers, started a new podcast with Benedict Polizzi, and increased his coverage of the Indianapolis 500.

As a part of his new content, Joey has introduced a series of relatable characters that many other have experienced in everyday life situations. Roles like the travel baseball coach, terrible bartender, basketball broadcaster, and awkward office conversations are a few of the many “shorts” he has on his YouTube channel. Others include the local news reporter, wedding partiers, and dad jokes.