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.
Tune in to BBC 5live from 11am on Saturdays, catch up on iPlayer or subscribe to the weekly Podcast.
Josh's pilot airs on the 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 to appear at the Channel 4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital
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.
Brief update on what I am up to, currently sat in the back of a taxi to be precise but more broadly than that...
My debut DVD And Another Thing... will be released on November 18th (just in time for Christmas etc etc). It was recorded at Hammersmith Apollo and I am really proud of it so I hope you enjoy it. As extras it also has a commentary with Adam Hills and Alex Brooker on it and comedians doing impressions of me (including Jack Dee, Jack Whitehall, Alan Carr and more!). Click here to pre-order it.
I am currently in the middle of the autumn leg of my tour, quite a few dates are sold out but check the dates on the live section of my website for tickets. There will be a massive new leg to the tour added for spring so watch out for that.
And my XFM show continues every Saturday at 10am, click here to download the podcast of previous episodes.