Joe Rowntree is a stand-up comedian, presenter, motivational speaker, Dad and Husband.
He graduated from the University of London (Goldsmiths College) with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.
His television career started writing put-downs for Anne Robinson on “The Weakest Link”. He has hosted 2 UK tours of “Brainiac Live” which culminated at the Hammersmith Apollo after appearing in all six series of the award-winning hit Sky 1 show “Brainiac: Science Abuse” and recorded a TV special of his stand up on “Dave’s One Night Stand” (Dave), which he was a huge hit on!
Joe performs at the most reputable comedy venues and festivals across the UK and International comedy circuit. He has toured in Dubai, Qatar and Bahrain and throughout Europe and America. He was invited to perform at the prestigious Best of Fest package show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
He has supported Rhod Gilbert, Stephen K Amos and Sean Hughes on their national tours and has made numerous TV appearances on shows across BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
Joe is also an accomplished Panto actor performing the comic role of Buttons in Cinderella 2019 at the Playhouse Theatre in Weston-Super-Mare. He returned to the Playhouse in 2020 to perform his one-man stand-up show: Buttons Undone.
Joe also works in schools, colleges and universities across the UK as a motivational speaker and communication skills coach. He coaches Confident Communication Skills workshops geared towards secondary school students. He provides students with key public speaking and listening skills, which can be used for the rest of their lives. Joe also supports students, teachers, parents and lecturers with effective teaching and learning strategies at secondary and tertiary levels. Joe specialises in: Independent Learning Tech-niques, Memory Skills and Personal Development.
Television & Acting
Joe’s television acting appearances include:
· “Dave’s One Night Stand” (Dave)
· The Kumars (Sky One)
· “Public Eye” (Channel 4)
· “Evil Genius” (Discovery Channel)
· “The Sack Race” (BBC2)
· “In Your Face” (Bravo)
· “1970s Office” (Sky 1)
· Adverts for MTV and Burger King
· “The Richard Hammond Show” (ITV)
· “Brainiac: Science Abuse” & “Brainiac’s Test Tube Baby” (Sky 1)
· “Secret Interview” (Channel 5)
Press and Reviews:
★★★★ “Short of breath and with tear drenched cheeks, we watched the show end as unexpectedly as it began” Informed Edinburgh
★★★★ “It is his use of very specific and nonsensical language that is so captivatingly funny.” Chortle
★★★★ “a rare bit of talent” The Mirror
★★★★ “a surreal adventure” Ed Fest Mag
★★★★ “nonstop infectious laughter” Fest
“He has the unique ability to take a cold room and reduce it to fits of laughter” GQ Magazine