JOSH WIDDICOMBE NEWS
Tune in to Channel 4 this Friday at 10:00pm to catch Katherine Ryan on this week's The Last Leg.
Catch Taskmaster on Dave at 10:00pm on Tuesdays from July 28th, with guests including Josh Widdicombe and Romesh Ranganathan.
Greg Davies is the Taskmaster, and with the help of his ever-loyal assistant Alex Horne, they will set out to test the wiles, wit, wisdom and skills of five hyper-competitive comedians also including Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, and Tim Key.
Join Adam Hills, Andrew Ryan, Charlie Baker, Elliot Steel, Josh Widdicombe, Paul Chowdhry, Romesh Ranganathan, Shappi Khorsandi, Suzi Ruffell and other very special guests at The Comedy Store on Monday 13th July at 7:30pm as they raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour. 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. He has also been seen on BBC Two's Mock the Week and QI, BBC One's Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You and ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show, amongst other stuff. If it is only his voice you like then he is now the host of BBC Radio 5 Live's legendary Saturday morning sport show Fighting Talk and The Josh Widdicombe Show on Xfm. Most excitingly of all he has also written and starred in his own sitcom, Josh, which will be broadcast on BBC Three in autumn. To be honest, it is going to be a blessed relief to get back to the relaxing world of live stand up.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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