Josh Widdicombe

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2011 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act nominee 2011, Josh Widdicombe is touring his hotly anticipated debut show across the UK this autumn.

Josh opens the doors to how his upbringing in a tiny village in rural Devon didn’t prepare him for the realities of life and relationships. From his hankering to move to the bright lights but on the other hand terrified of the rest of the world, to struggling to adapt to his twenties, not knowing whether to embrace being an adult or hold on to his youth. This show is a hilarious insight into the daily foibles of one of comedy’s fastest rising stars with observations and dilemmas we can all relate to.

Since his first gig in January 2008 Josh has had a remarkable impact on the comedy circuit. In just three years he has been named FHM Stand Up Hero 2010 (ITV4), Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010, Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2011, 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 and most recently 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 is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. Josh is fast establishing himself on the live circuit regularly supporting huge comic talent such as Stephen Merchant, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre.

Outside the realms of stand-up Josh has been busy taking part in Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, Show and Tell (E4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash, BBC Radio 5Live’s Fighting Talk, Absolute Radio’s Rock n’ Roll Football, Sky One’s Soccer AM, Edinburgh Fest Comedy Gala (BBC 3) and ITV4’s Mark Watson Kick’s Off. Also an accomplished writer Josh has written regularly for Guardian Sports online plus TV show’s such as Mock The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Josh is also a regular on BBC’s Radio Five Live’s Back End Of Next Week.