Joze Piranian is a lifelong stutterer on the quest to confront his fears one stage at a time, through public speaking, stand-up comedy, and random social interactions. He shares his tale of overcoming adversity with people worldwide to motivate them to face their fears, overcome their obstacles (their “inner stutter”) and fulfill their potential.
Joze holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Psychology from McGill University and a Master of International Business from Queen’s University. He is passionate about motivational psychology, stoicism, traveling, and languages –he stutters in six of them.
Joze came in first at the inspirational public speaking competition Speaker Slam in May and subsequently won their Grand Slam in December, where the 2016-2017 winners competed. In February 2018, he delivered a talk at TEDxQueensU. Joze also started doing stand-up comedy last year and he’s since performed in Toronto, Montreal, and New York.
As an opening live act before the film When I Stutter on Friday, March 16, 5:15 pm, Joze will share his thoughts and through comedy address his fears of speaking in public.