By Mike Pintek

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Those funny bits at this year’s Oscars got a little local help, from Pittsburgh-area comedian Jesse Joyce.

Joyce is a graduate of Canevin High School and Duquesne University, who helped write for the Oscars this year. He started doing comedy in Pittsburgh and in 2001 moved to New York City to pursue his stand-up comedy career.

Joyce and a small group of other writers joined 2013 Oscar host Seth McFarlane in writing jokes for his hosting gig. Joyce talked to KDKA’s Mike Pintek about the experience, including one of Joyce’s jokes that got groans from the audience. Joyce said he was expecting it though, so he wrote a follow-up joke.

When asked if he thought the Oscar writers went over the line with some jokes, Joyce said he thought McFarlane did a good job of  “toeing the line.”

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