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Joz Norris


Joz Norris

Writer. Actor. Comedian. Maker of Stuff.


Welcome to the website of writer, performer and fool Joz Norris. Make yourself at home! (No need to remove your shoes, we’re a shoes-on household, you do you). Here you can watch my films and videos, listen to my radio programmes and podcasts, read my news and essays, and delve into my archive of past projects.

For those who just want a quick update on what I’m currently up to,  I am presently:

  • Developing a few scripted narrative comedy projects (one about happiness; one about an ice cream van; one about dreams; one about capitalism; one about daytime TV hosts; one about the gig economy and one about crackpot Vegas magicians)
  • Writing and creating a comedy-documentary-art podcast about needing, wanting and past life regressions
  • Co-writing an audio podcast project about a spooky island
  • Finishing off post-production for a short film about a dog and starting pre-production on another short film about a bookshop
  • Directing a couple of live shows
  • And I’m doing a work-in-progress of new ideas at the Pleasance Theatre

Listen to Joz

Radio, Podcast & other audio things...

Got A Problem, Mate? - September 27th, 2023

Got A Problem, Mate?

Getting Better Acquainted - September 12th, 2017

Getting Better Acquainted

The Gargle - August 31st, 2023

The Gargle

Nobody Panic - August 2nd, 2022

Nobody Panic

Past Projects

Welcome to the Archive! Here you can find out a bit more about every major project I’ve authored over the last 10 years, from live shows to short films to radio shows and so on. If you’re a long-time fan then maybe you’ll remember some of these! And if you’ve found my work more recently, then perhaps it’ll be interesting to go back and see what you’ve missed. Where possible, I’ve included links to be able to see the project itself. Enjoy!

The Fruit Salad Therapy Tapes

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Tape 124: Elf On The Self

Tape 124: Elf On The Self

Joz Norris • Friday, December 1st, 2023

Warning – this newsletter has nothing to do with elves. But Christmas is coming, and it IS about selves, so the title was inevitable, really. Anyway. On we go. They got me onto The Now Show to pretend to be Jeremy Clarkson and a Dalek and Boris Johnson and Professor Brian Cox, among others. I had such […]

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Tape 123: Deep Void

Tape 123: Deep Void

Joz Norris • Friday, November 17th, 2023

I was working in the cafe of a large public building. I had just met my dad for lunch. We had been trying to find an Italian restaurant we had eaten at a few years before, but it was no longer there, so instead we ate a fry-up at a very nice greasy spoon on […]

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Tape 122: Filming Live Comedy Differently (Part II)

Tape 122: Filming Live Comedy Differently (Part II)

Joz Norris • Friday, November 10th, 2023

Mea culpa. Mea culpa. (This means “My apologies” in French). It has come to my attention that last week I used this newsletter to announce EGGBOX, a night of comedy short film screenings and script readings I’m organising at King’s Place in early December, and failed to actually specify in the body of the email what the […]

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What People Say?


A brilliant show that is not short of ambition…it packs a terrific punch.

The Evening Standard.

Utterly unique, very weird and a wee bit wonderful.


Young Perspective.

Beyond The Joke.

A beautifully fully-fleshed depiction of the human experience.


A comedy legend.

To Do List.

A sort of absurdist Simon Amstell…seldom can half an hour have been so densely packed with meta comedy and existential…

The Guardian.

Totally brilliant.


The Morning Star.

Joyously silly.

The Evening Standard.

A skilful and thoughtful writer who fastidiously avoids boring or obvious choices and excels at being unselfconsciously daft.

TV Bomb.

Really does capture the spirit of creative Fringe comedy.

The Guardian.