The Spotlight on... Josh Widdicombe

Friday, November 27 2009

That Josh Widdicombe, he'd only been a comic five minutes before he was waltzing into comedy award finals, now the deadpan young rogue is making his name on the London circuit.


Name: Josh Widdicombe.

Where do you live?: I like to tell people Brixton, but I fear it is actually Camberwell. I have ideas above my station.

How long have you been gigging for?: Since January 2008.

What do you do?: Stand up comedy, let's not confuse matters.

Who makes you laugh?: Woody Allen is pretty handy.

At which London comedy clubs do you usually perform?: 99 Club, Sunday Special, Tom Webb's gigs, Round Table, Scurvy Wednesday is very nice. Any others you imagine I may do, I probably have, with mixed success.

What is your favourite London comedy venue?: Sunday Special (at Greenwich's Up the Creek) is pretty special. It's a beautiful room with wonderful acts and a lovely audience. And they have a band.

Name one over-rated and one under-rated comedian: I think I don't get Bill Hicks. And you cannot rate Kevin Eldon highly enough, so him.

What are you/should you be famous for?: Nothing/nothing.

Who is your celebrity doppelganger?: Beck, or so I have been told. It could be much worse.

Whose sex face would you least like to see?: I get less fussy by the week.

Audiences love it when I... If I could pinpoint that skill into a sentence then I would be a much richer man.

Audiences hate it when I... See previous question.

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