Josh Widdicombe

Since his first gig in January 2008 Josh Widdicombe 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. After just a handful of gigs Josh 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 5 Live’s Fighting Talk, Absolute Radio’s Rock n’ Roll Football and ITV4’s Mark Watson Kick’s Off.

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


Chortle’s Best Breakthrough Act 2011 Nominee
FHM Stand Up Hero 2010
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010
So You Think You’re Funny Finalist 2008

Press Quotes

‘Josh Widdicombe’s straightforward stand-up show on life’s little – and big – irritations felt like a veritable palate-cleansing sorbet. Good, smart, clean fun, plus a witty Laser Quest routine’ – Bruce Dessau

‘Hysteria-inducing jokes arrive in lightning quick succession during this frighteningly impressive debut hour’ ***** – Three Weeks

‘This is one of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year’ – The Scotsman