Originally a sports reporter, Josh Widdicombe switched to stand-up and quickly earned a nomination for the Edinburgh Foster’s Best Newcomer Award. Since his first gig in January 2008 he 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
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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’.
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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.
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He also wrote and starred in his own BBC flat-share sitcom, Josh. 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.
Josh Widdicombe has also written for Michael McIntyre, Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC Radio 4’s Look Away Now. 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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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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