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Josh Widdicombe

“Hysteria-inducing jokes arrive in lightning quick succession during this frighteningly impressive debut hour” – Three Weeks

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 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.

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” – The Guardian

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. 2011 will see Josh take his first hour show, Other People, to the Edinburgh Festival.

Josh Widdicombe is shaping up to be the British Seinfeld’ – London Is Funny

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.

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


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

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