JOSH WIDDICOMBE NEWS
Extra names have been added to the Channel 4 Comedy Gala on Friday 6th May 2016 at The O2.
The full line up now includes Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Alex Brooker, Hal Cruttenden, Jake Bugg, Joel Dommett, John Thomson, Josh Widdicombe, Kerry Godliman, Kevin Bridges, Lee Nelson, Michael McIntyre, Nathan Caton, Rob Beckett, Russell Kane, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Tom Allen and Warwick Davis.
Josh Widdicombe will perform his show What Do I Do Now… at the London Hammersmith Apollo on the 6th October 2016 as part of the current tour.
The show goes on pre-sale tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd March) at 10:00am – sign up for the Off The Kerb Priority mailing list to receive your link.
Following a sold-out 2015 autumn tour, Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, has announced some new UK tour dates for summer 2016.
Since he's been away from stand up Josh has been working hard on other things... but don't worry in his spare time he has found a lot of minor things to get annoyed about, and now he has a chance to talk about them on stage (in the form of jokes). If you have seen him before live or on TV and enjoyed yourself then this is the show for you. If you didn't like him then it probably isn't.
Since he was last on tour, Josh's Channel 4 show The Last Leg has gone from strength to strength and been nominated for various awards including a British Comedy Award and a Broadcast Award, while finally winning one at the Royal Television Society Awards. The series returned in 2016 with a two-part Australia special as well as an eight episode series this spring. The show has been commissioned for another series later this year, and the trio will also be heading to Rio for the 2016 Paralympics.
Josh's self-penned sitcom Josh aired on BBC Three and BBC One in November 2015 to much critical acclaim. A huge ratings success for both the BBC Three and BBC One transmissions, the sitcom is currently filming a highly anticipated second series due to air this autumn.
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Tune in to BBC Two tonight (Monday 4th January) as BBC Two's new panel show Insert Name Here begins.
Sue Perkins hosts the new show, with teams captained by Josh Widdicombe and Richard Osman, as she asks the contestants to decide who is the greatest of the many people who share a particular name.
You can catch up on shows on iPlayer as usual here, where the shows will be available for a month after airing.
Russell Howard and Greg Davies join hosts Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe on Channel 4 tonight as The Last Leg presents a one-off Stand Up To Cancer special at 8:00pm.
For more on the show, or to watch previous episodes, check out All 4’s section on The Last Leg here.
Josh is the brand new sitcom for BBC Three, written by Josh Widdicombe and Tom Craine. The series, made by BBC Comedy and directed by David Schneider (I'm Alan Partridge and The Day Today), will air on BBC Three this November (date to be confirmed).
After a hugely successful pilot for the BBC's Comedy Feed pilot initiative last year, this much anticipated debut series sees the return of Josh, his flatmates Kate (Beattie Edmondson) and Owen (Elis James), and their relentlessly annoying landlord Geoff (Jack Dee).
Josh Widdicombe was forced to cancel the opening night of his What Do I Do Now... tour last night after a powercut hit the Playhouse Theatre in Oxford.
Josh took to Twitter to apologise to fans who had turned up at the venue and thanked them for their patience during the evening. In his apology, Josh offered to buy all audience members still at the venue a drink at the bar as a thank you for coming down and promised that the re-scheduled date would be announced as soon as possible.
He added: 'My view on a tour is don't peak too early and I am pretty sure we have managed to avoid that on this one. I don't want to set my sights too high but if we can achieve light and amplification in Wimborne tomorrow then it is a real step in the right direction'.
Due to last nights power cut Oxford Playhouse are still without phones but will be contacting everyone who had a ticket for the show to move them over to the new date, for which all tickets will be valid or exchange or refunds will be offered.
What Do I Do Now... continues at a sold out Wimborne's Tivoli Theatre this evening (10th September) with dates running through to December. Josh will also be returning to The Last Leg for a Stand Up 2 Cancer special on the 9th October, with a new series returning in 2016.
His brand new sitcom Josh will air on BBC Three later this year.
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Josh's podcast has been named in the Classics section of iTunes picks for 2014 alongside the like of Frank Skinner and also stalwarts like Desert Island Discs, Answer Me This and The Bugle!
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Josh is a brand-new sitcom series written by Josh Widdicombe and Tom Craine, and, as the title suggests, stars Josh too. The show follows Josh and two mates living in a flatshare and features Elis James as Owen and Beattie Edmondson as Kate. Jack Dee also stars as the trio’s landlord, Geoff, who is a shoo-in for this year's Most Irritating Landlord award. This sitcom will focus on the small things in life. Josh is like the rest of us: easily embarrassed, full of polite indignation and mildly irritated by having the teabag and hot water given to him separately on a train... but only for Josh can that irritation escalate within thirty minutes to him accidentally scalding the driver and causing a three train pile-up.
The series follows on from a pilot which was made as part of the BBC Comedy Feeds strand and is made by BBC In-house Comedy Production. It is directed by David Schneider (The Day Today, I'm Alan Partridge) and produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer (Small Scenes, The Guns Of Adam Riches, Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters). Josh is written by Josh Widdicombe (The Last Leg, Live at The Apollo, 8 Out of Ten Cats) and Tom Craine (Jigsaw, Live At The Electric).
We are delighted to announce that as of 16th August, Josh Widdicombe will be the new host of BBC Radio 5 Live's hugely popular Saturday morning points for punditry show, Fighting Talk.
On his new role at the station he commented: 'I am delighted to be joining 5 Live and getting the chance to host a radio show I have been listening to for almost a decade. I won't let my record of never winning an episode of Fighting Talk cloud my judgement now I am in charge.'
Formerly a sports writer at the Guardian newspaper, Josh has had a remarkable impact on the comedy circuit since his debut gig in 2008 with him now considered one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand up and TV work.
Josh's coveted XFM show will then move to Sundays at 10am and will still be available as a podcast.
As co-host of Channel 4’s The Last Leg and a regular on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo and Stand Up For The Week, award-winning comedian Josh Widdicombe‘s brand of infectious and understated humour makes him the perfect addition to the XFM family.
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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.
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.
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
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‘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