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Joz Norris

Writer. Actor. Comedian. Maker of Stuff.

Welcome!

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 brand new live show, You Wait. Time Passes, which is playing several comedy and arts festivals in 2024 ready for a full launch in 2025
  • Developing several scripted narrative comedy projects (one about happiness; one about parenthood and paths not taken; one about murder mysteries; one about an ice cream van)
  • Submitting my latest short film to film festivals and developing various other short-form projects
  • Co-writing an audio podcast project about a spooky island
  • Directing three live shows

Listen to Joz

Radio, Podcast & other audio things...

Trusty Hogs - June 30th, 2022

Trusty Hogs

Paradise Found - June 27th, 2023

Paradise Found

The Comedy Arcade - October 30th, 2020

The Comedy Arcade

Making Creativity Pay - December 12th, 2022

Making Creativity Pay


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 146: Processing Starlight Express

Tape 146: Processing Starlight Express

Joz Norris • Thursday, July 11th, 2024

As I said last week, I’m gonna have to write about my trip to see Starlight Express because otherwise I’m never going to process it. And again, as I mentioned last week, Zoe Paskett has already explored this territory on her Substack incredibly well, so anything I write will merely be a pale imitation of what she wrote […]

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Tape 145: You Just Make The Same Thing, Over And Over

Tape 145: You Just Make The Same Thing, Over And Over

Joz Norris • Thursday, July 4th, 2024

An old housemate of mine used to get really annoyed with me whenever I uttered the words “Make a thing.” Every time I said “I’m making a new thing,” she would sigh and tell me I was being obnoxious again. She would remind me that my co-opting of the use “make,” with all its connotations […]

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Tape 144: Ghosts, Collectives & High Concepts

Tape 144: Ghosts, Collectives & High Concepts

Joz Norris • Thursday, June 27th, 2024

My girlfriend and I recently attended the BBC Comedy Festival in Glasgow, where the BBC organises various panels with legends and experts talking about the current TV comedy landscape, helping to demystify elements of it for other creatives finding their way through the industry. By and large, the legends (Armando Iannucci, Jennifer Saunders etc) would […]

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What People Say?

A comedy legend.

To Do List.

A beautifully fully-fleshed depiction of the human experience.

Shortcom.
★★★★★

The Morning Star.

Joyously silly.

The Evening Standard.
★★★★

Beyond The Joke.

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

TV Bomb.
★★★★

Totally brilliant.

Chortle.

Utterly unique, very weird and a wee bit wonderful.

Fest.
★★★★★

Young Perspective.
★★★★

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

The Evening Standard.

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

The Guardian.

Really does capture the spirit of creative Fringe comedy.

The Guardian.