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  • XFM PODCAST ADDED TO CLASSICS SECTION OF ITUNES

    XFM PODCAST ADDED TO CLASSICS SECTION OF ITUNES

    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!

    Click here to listen or subscribe.

  • ALAN CARR, ADAM HILLS AND SEAN LOCK NOMINATED FOR BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS 2014

    ALAN CARR, ADAM HILLS AND SEAN LOCK NOMINATED FOR BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS 2014

    Congratulations to Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe and Sean Lock as their shows The Last Leg and 8 Out of 10 Cats are nominated for 2014 British Comedy Awards.

    Alan, Adam and Sean have also been nominated for awards in the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Male TV Comic categories respectively.

    Also nominated are 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Panel Show, The Last Leg in Best Comedy Entertainment Programme and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Moment 2014.

    The results will be announced live on Channel 4 on Tuesday 16th December, with Jonathan Ross once again hosting the ceremony.

  • WEDNESDAY 17TH DECEMBER – MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S CHRISTMAS CHARITY SHOW IN AID OF KIDS COMANY

    WEDNESDAY 17TH DECEMBER – MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S CHRISTMAS CHARITY SHOW IN AID OF KIDS COMANY

    Michael Mcintyre's Christmas Charity Show is back at the Hammersmith Apollo on December 17th! Michael's annual show in aid of Kids Company is now in it's fifth year. As always, Michael will introduce a galaxy of comedy stars and surprise guests. Acts confirmed so far include Sean Lock, Ross Noble, Josh Widdicombe, Seann Walsh and Jason Manford. A fantastically funny festive treat not to be missed!

    Tickets are available from Thursday 6th November at 10:00am here, for £60/50.

  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE SITCOM JOSH COMMISSIONED BY BBC THREE FOR A SIX EPISODE SERIES

    JOSH WIDDICOMBE SITCOM JOSH COMMISSIONED BY BBC THREE FOR A SIX EPISODE SERIES

    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).

  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE TO HOST BBC 5 RADIO 5 LIVE’S FIGHTING TALK

    JOSH WIDDICOMBE TO HOST BBC 5 RADIO 5 LIVE’S FIGHTING TALK

    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.

  • JACK DEE, SEAN LOCK, JOSH WIDDICOMBE, ADAM HILLS AND SEANN WALSH ALL RELEASE THEIR NEW DVDS ON MONDAY

    JACK DEE, SEAN LOCK, JOSH WIDDICOMBE, ADAM HILLS AND SEANN WALSH ALL RELEASE THEIR NEW DVDS ON MONDAY

    On Monday 18th November, Universal Pictures will be releasing new stand-up DVDs from Jack Dee, Sean Lock, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills and Seann Walsh. There will also be two boxsets released of Michael McIntyre and Kevin Bridges containing all their DVDs plus a C4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond St Hospital DVD, filmed at the 2013 fund raiser at the London 02 Arena, which includes unseen footage. Titles are as follows: Jack Dee - So What! Sean Lock - Purple Van Man Josh Widdicombe - And Another Thing... Adam Hills - Happyism Seann Walsh - Seann To Be Wild Michael McIntyre - The Complete Laughter Box Kevin Bridges - The Full Story C4 Comedy Gala In Aid Of Great Ormond St Hospital

  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE – INCIDENTALLY…

    JOSH WIDDICOMBE – INCIDENTALLY…

    'Guardian sports reporter turned ace observationalist Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to be the next Sean Lock' - Guardian 'This is one of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year' - The Scotsman 'His talent for comedy is priceless' - Evening Standard Star of Channel 4's The Last Leg, BBC1's Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week, Josh Widdicombe returns to the road this spring touring his brand new show Incidentally... The last eighteen months have been incredible for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2011 Josh Widdicombe, with the hit Channel 4 show The Last Leg being commissioned for two series after its success during the Paralympics Games. Josh also picked up the coveted Saturday breakfast slot on XFM and his much-loved show features regularly in the iTunes Podcast Top 10. Widdicombe is fast becoming a TV regular with appearances on BBC1's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, Channel 4's Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Stand Up The Week. Josh has gone on to have two sell out UK tours, two sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and his debut DVD, to be recorded from the world famous Hammersmith Apollo, will be released in November 2013. For tour dates and tickets, click here.

  • CHANNEL 4 CONFIRM NEW SERIES OF THE LAST LEG FOR AUGUST

    CHANNEL 4 CONFIRM NEW SERIES OF THE LAST LEG FOR AUGUST

    A third series of The Last Leg will be returning in the first week of August for a seven week run on Friday nights. Adam Hills will be joined again by regular sidekicks Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe for an extended forty-five minute version of the show.

  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE ANNOUNCED AS NEW XFM HOST SATURDAYS 10AM TO 1PM

    JOSH WIDDICOMBE ANNOUNCED AS NEW XFM HOST SATURDAYS 10AM TO 1PM

    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.

  • ADAM HILLS’ THE LAST LEG TO GO TO SERIES ON CHANNEL 4 FROM FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY FOR EIGHT WEEKS

    ADAM HILLS’ THE LAST LEG TO GO TO SERIES ON CHANNEL 4 FROM FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY FOR EIGHT WEEKS

    Channel 4 have confirmed an eight week series of The Last Leg to be hosted by Adam Hills with team regulars Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. The half hour show will go out from Friday 25th January at 9:30pm.

  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE – THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF…

    JOSH WIDDICOMBE – THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF…

    ‘Guardian sports reporter turned ace observationalist Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to be the next Sean Lock’ – Guardian

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

    ‘His talent for comedy is priceless’ – The Evening Standard 

    2011’s Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Josh Widdicombe will be touring the hotly-anticipated follow up to his critically acclaimed debut show.

  • WELCOME TO OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS

    Please check back regularly as we build up news on all your favourite acts – as agents to the best comic talent in the United Kingdom, you will find news and announcements here before anywhere else, as well as safe links to purchase tour tickets whilst avoiding ticket touts.

BIOGRAPHY

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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.

Awards

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

Currently touring

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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