Moody was born "Matthew" in Syracuse, NY, into a rambunctious household with six siblings. (They're Irish...somebody had to get a nickname.) He began doing comedy in 1992 and was soon hired by Syracuse's top morning radio show to cover sports and write jokes, his first loves.
Joe Zimmerman grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia, and started his comedy career in North Carolina. While living in the South, his stand-up group the Beards of Comedy landed a record deal with Comedy Central Records.