Josh is an ex-public schoolboy, raised as a Buddhist who then trained as a Rabbi before being kicked off the programme for being caught with a naked (non-Jewish) girl, so perhaps it was inevitable that he would go on to become a stand-up comedian. Josh integrated these stories into his hugely successful debut solo Fringe stand up show, entitled Chosen which played to sell out audiences and received rave reviews at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival followed by a sell out run at the Soho Theatre.
Josh has also been filmed for the Paramount Comedy shows Comedy Store, World Stands Up and Comedy Blue and can be seen as the presenter of Movie Geek, the Sky Movies show that offers all the latest news in the world of cinema. Often praised for his writing talent, Josh is a regular contributor to The Guardian and is a columnist for Sky Movies Magazine.
Time Out said "Excellent, intelligent stand-up"
Evening Standard said "Intelligently neurotic"
Edinburgh Evening News said "Headline comedy came from Josh Howie, bringing the evening to a close with howls of laughter and the occasional "oooh" that accompanies a joke that you're just not sure is socially acceptable but makes you laugh regardless"
Chortle said "Challenging, intelligent wit, as funny as it is fascinating"
Metro said "He's a fabulous storyteller who can make you concentrate in silence then erupt into a fit of giggles. He's slick, he's quick and he's incredibly playful with words."
The Times said "Howie is a name to watch"
The Guardian said "Great things are expected from the abrasive yet strangely lovable Josh Howie"