Josh Thomas


Josh is a funny stand-up.

At the age of just 17 Josh Thomas was the youngest ever winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s RAW Comedy Competition in 2005.  He also made the finals of So You Think You’re Funny, Edinburgh’s equivalent to RAW Comedy.  He thought he was the King of the world.  His next gig was in a scary you-might-actually-die-when-they-stab-you style Tavern in front of 12 comics and a man sitting at the bar crying into his beer.

Josh has performed solo seasons at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and Sydney Opera House as well as the invitation only festivals Smithwicks Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland and the Geel Comedy Festival in Belgium. He was also the curator of the Brisbane Comedy Festival for its first two years..

Josh is a regular favourite on Network Ten’s Good News Week has appeared several times on The 7PM Project, has performed stand up on Rove and is the Generation Y Team Captain on Network Ten’s Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation. In 2010, he was nominated for a TV Week Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent.

Also he was on 'Celebrity Masterchef' but his Italian Meringue didn't work.
In 2007 Josh, picked up the gong for the Melbourne Airport Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, for his first ever solo stand-up show, Please Like Me.  This was followed by 6 weeks touring with the Comedy Festival Roadshow and an invitation to perform at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.In 2011, Josh will even host the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala which will be televised on Network Ten.

An audio recording of Josh’s 2009 show, Things I’ve Said Before was in the Top 10 on Australian iTunes the week of its release and his 2010 stand-up show Surprise, was nominated for a Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  This same show was also released on DVD in 2011.


“the comedy festival’s most junior player is also one of it’s best… fiercely funny”
The Age

“Energetic and original with a quirky sense of timing … Josh left the audience in tatters”
The Courier Mail

“The future of Australian comedy”
Time Off Magazine

“The most successful is Josh Thomas… he’s a standout”
The Pun