The Last Leg
Hello. News for 2015 is as follows.
1. We are doing The Last Leg again every Friday at 10pm on Channel 4 at the moment. It is still really good we think, and repeated at some point during the week and in Australia, though I am not sure when.
2. I have finished filming the first series of the sitcom Josh for BBC3. It was amazing fun and we are all really proud of it. You can watch it at some point this year, once again I am not totally sure. Will let you know.
3. I am back on tour again in autumn, dates announced soon!
4. I am still on the radio Saturday (BBC 5Live) and Sunday (Xfm) mornings.
That is surely enough to be getting on with for now.
Josh to appear on The Graham Norton Show
Josh appears on The Graham Norton Show tonight (Friday 24th April) at 10:35pm, along with, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Also on the show are Blur, performing Lonesome Street.
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!
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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).
The season kicks off here! Josh Widdicombe will be hosting the new series of the award winning Fighting Talk on BBC 5live. The only radio show where guests battle it out to win points for punditry whilst discussing the burning sporting stories.
On the panel this week - Boxing and sports commentator John Rawling, The Telegraphs Jim White, BBC F1 Reporter Jennie Gow and comedian, writer and crown green bowler Bob Mills.
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