Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe

WINNER: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010


Since his first gig in January 2008 Josh has had far more of an impact on the comedy circuit than he ever imagined. After stumbling it to the final of the prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny' at the Edinburgh Fringe that August he has now pulled himself together and got the hang of it all a bit more. He has since been named FHM Stand Up Hero 2010 (ITV4), Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010, Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2011, Loaded Lafta Awards Best Newcomer Nominee 2012 and, most recently, been nominated as Best Newcomer by the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Now regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts on the UK circuit Josh has supported Stephen Merchant, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre. He found all of them to be lovely people, in case you were interested.

On TV Josh has taken part in Live At the Apollo (BBC 1), Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4), Show and Tell (E4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (BBC Radio 4), Fighting Talk (BBC Radio 5Live), Rock n' Roll Football (Absolute Radio), Back End of Next Week (BBC Radio 5Live), Soccer AM (Sky One), Edinburgh Fest Comedy Gala (BBC 3) and Mark Watson Kick's Off (ITV4). But his greatest achievement remains calling up and getting through on the Danny Baker show when he was 12.Since his first gig in 2008 Josh has had a remarkable impact on the comedy circuit. In just two years he has been named Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010 and after just a handful of gigs made it to the final of the prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny' final at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008

Now regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts on the UK circuit Josh is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. Josh is fast establishing himself on the live circuit supporting huge comic talent such as Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr and Shappi Khorsandi.

Other than stand up Josh has been busy taking part in BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash, BBC Radio 5Live’s Fighting Talk and ITV4’s Mark Watson Kick’s Off. Josh will also be appearing in ITV4’s FHM Stand-Up Hero – the series starts this autumn running for six weeks.

He has also written for Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC Radio 4's Look Away Now.

"A fine set packed with quirky observations; bundled up in an assured performance" Chortle

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