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  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE’S PILOT AIRS ON BBC

    JOSH WIDDICOMBE’S PILOT AIRS ON BBC

    Sometimes life just isn’t fair. For Josh, sometimes feels like always. Dumped by his fiancée, Josh is forced to return to his old flat-share with Owen, the most romantic and lyrical Welshman since records began (and that includes Tom Jones) and Kate, who spends her life pursuing every trend from A to Zumba. All Josh wants is a night in with his flatmates to get over his heartbreak, but instead he is left alone to face Geoff, a shoo-in for this year's Most Irritating Landlord Award, and a local barmaid who's convinced Josh is "on the spectrum"... the Local Weirdo/Serial Killer spectrum. Josh - Josh Widdicombe Geoff - Jack Dee Kate - Beattie Edmondson Owen - Elis James Barmaid - Rose Robinson View the pilot now on iPlayer here.

  • 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.

  • OFF THE KERB ANNOUNCE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2014 LINEUP

    OFF THE KERB ANNOUNCE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2014 LINEUP

    Off The Kerb Productions are proud to present the cream of Britain’s comedy talent at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With twenty events ranging from a disco singing Margaret Thatcher to an undercover cop who infiltrated the Millwall Mob, to comedy stalwarts, TV favourites and the hottest newcomers, plus the fifth Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care (hosted by Kevin Bridges and Seann Walsh) featuring the best acts at the Fringe.

  • THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN  AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON  FRIDAY 16TH MAY 2014

    THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 16TH MAY 2014

    Tickets go on sale from 9:00am Friday 28th February. Back for a fifth year, the Channel 4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital returns to The O2 Arena with an all star cast from the world of comedy. Join Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jason Manford, Jo Brand, John Bishop, Jon Richardson, Jonathan Ross, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh and many more as we raise money for a new operating theatre at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

  • 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’ NEW WEBSITE

    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