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Comedy

Comedy has infected Josh’s life, for better or worse, since earliest memory. At Ryerson, his piece on Shock Comedy won the “Best Long Documentary” TARA award. He was Canada’s first comedy reporter, doing interviews, features and news about comedy on Toronto’s 102.1 The Edge. Josh spent many summers in Montreal covering the 2nd through 16th editions of The Just for Laughs Festival. While there, he helped out on early versions of  The Just for Laughs radio show with John Oakley. He also worked for the festival on a live B-movie type show with Dr. Demento and Weird Al Yankovic. He lived in L.A. for a year and befriended Bob Odenkirk who became an early comedy mentor of sorts. When he hosted a nighttime radio show on 102.1 The Edge, he’d often intersperse bits of recorded comedy with the music. One of the young up-and-comers he exposed Toronto audiences to early on was Louis CK. Later it was Patton Oswalt. On the performance side Josh has performed stand-up at various venues, and reached Second City‘s highest level of training as an improviser. He’s also trained in L.A. with The Groundlings, and in Toronto with The Impatients Theatre Company and Theatresports. Josh was nominated twice for a Canadian Comedy Award in radio, and over the last few years has created a few series of comedic shorts – featuring the characters Steve and Tawny –  for CBC radio with his comedy partner Lisa Brooke.

 

 

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