Josh Widdicombe

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Originally a sports reporter, Josh switched to stand-up and quickly earned a nomination for the Foster’s Best Newcomer Award. The Times thinks he ‘shows confidence and charm that could sell out stadiums.’ He’s already established on Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week, and the topical Channel 4 show, The Last Leg.


After starting out as a Guardian sports reporter, Josh switched to stand-up and very soon earned a nomination for the Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award. According to a Times critic he displays ‘a confidence and charm that could see him sell out stadiums.’

Josh has appeared on Live At The Apollo and is a regular on Mock The Week. He fronted Radio 5 live’s Fighting Talk, and shares Adam Hills’ sofa in The Last Leg – Channel 4’s comedy take originally on the Paralympics but then on the world of sport and news more generally. He also wrote and starred in his own BBC flat-share sitcom, Josh.

Other credits include 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, QI, Insert Name Here, A League of Their Own, and Taskmaster. He’s supported Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges on tour.

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The fresh-faced young comic comes out with unexpectedly dry humour. It’s observational comedy at its best, which will have the audience reminiscing and laughing as if they’re all in on a private joke.

JLA Agent Emily Collier
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