Writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s sitcom Josh Howie’s Losing It, nominated for a BBC Radio Award, Josh is presently on his UK tour, Josh Howie’s Messed Up. Already a much in-demand stand-up comic, performing regularly at all the major comedy clubs around the UK, over the previous few years Josh has also taken his distinctive brand of humor to India, Ireland, UAE, France, China, Thailand, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia and America. In 2012, he was invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laugh’s comedy festival in Montreal, where he filmed the internationally distributed Just For Laugh’s All Access TV show.
In addition, Josh has written and performed four solo shows for the Edinburgh Festival, before sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre, and most recently appeared on Dave’s As Yet Untitled with Eddie Izzard, previously recording for two series of the Comedy Central show Comedy Store, and featuring on World Stands Up and Comedy Blue for the same channel. He spent four years as the writer/presenter of The Movie Geek on Sky Movies. Often praised for his writing talent, Josh has contributed features to The Guardian, The Times, and The Daily Mail.
Howie is brilliantly clever, honest, utterly engaging and absolutely fearless.
★★★★★ The Scotsman
A fabulous storyteller who can make you concentrate in silence then erupt into a fit of giggles. He’s slick, he’s quick and he’s incredibly playful with words.
Josh Howie walks the potentially trip-wired ground of race and religious identity with diamond-sharp wit and no small degree of daring. It’s fiercely intelligent, delivered with verve and you can expect to see a lot more of Howie in the future.
Howie is a name to watch.
Great things are expected from the abrasive yet strangely lovable Josh Howie.
Howie is an intelligent comedian who knows how to amuse, shock and move an audience in equal measures.
It’s refreshing to see someone like Howie tell a wider story about his life while taking comic opportunities at every turn.
Howie is mining half-remembered fears and turning them into the building blocks of an excellent show.
The very undervalued Josh Howie delivers self-deprecating sharply written slices of neuroticism. There's a distinct (and lovely) whiff of the Woody Allens.
Sharply drawn self-deprecating stories, this is a very good hour.
★★★★ Evening Standard
A skilful comic whose ability to layer gag upon gag is unlikely to be surpassed.
With such wit and succession of one-liners it is impossible not to be impressed.
★★★★ Sunday Express
Excellent, intelligent stand-up…terrific. Time Out