From sport to having a laugh
Just three years ago, comedian Josh Widdicombe was working as a sports reporter. But in June 2010, he gave up the day job to become a full-time stand-up – and has never looked back.
Since then he's been making up for lost time with a major TV comedy show, appearances on all the top panel games and a successful stand-up career. And now he's touring the country with his latest show Incidentally..., which arrives at The Roses, in Tewkesbury, on Sunday.
Still only 30, Josh starred alongside Adam Hills in Channel 4's comedy show, The Last Leg, as well as making memorable appearances on shows like 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo.
"I'm not the sort of comedian who says, 'The moment I got my first laugh, I knew I had to be on stage'. I think that's quite an unhealthy way to live," says Josh. But he is modest about his talents as a journalist. "I wasn't very good at it so it wasn't like I was losing anything. I didn't really know what I was talking about as a journalist and, because I wanted to do comedy, I had no will to get better.
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"In my stand-up I talk about the kind of things I spend all day thinking about. It may not be worthy, but hopefully it's funny."
Tickets for Josh's 8pm show cost £14. Call 01684 295074