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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 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 and one about the gig economy)
  • Submitting my latest short film to film festivals and developing my next short
  • Co-writing an audio podcast project about a spooky island
  • In pre-production for a new chat podcast about randomly generated conversation
  • Directing three live shows
  • Developing a new solo show which will be playing at various comedy and arts festivals over the spring and summer

Listen to Joz

Radio, Podcast & other audio things...

Great Job! - March 18th, 2024

Great Job!

Over/Underrated Podcast - June 2nd, 2023

Over/Underrated Podcast

The Best Video Game You’ve Never Played - June 24th, 2023

The Best Video Game You’ve Never Played

International Waters: Episode 100 - June 12th, 2017

International Waters: Episode 100


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 136: Two Brilliant Shows At EdFringe 2024!

Tape 136: Two Brilliant Shows At EdFringe 2024!

Joz Norris • Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Hello! I hope you’re all doing well. How ARE you all? What’s the funniest animal you’ve met in the flesh this week? I’m dying to hear all about it, this newsletter can’t just be a one-way street, you know. Anyway, it’s just a short one this week, because life has once again become busy (I […]

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Tape 135: My Mugger & I

Tape 135: My Mugger & I

Joz Norris • Thursday, April 4th, 2024

I had to catch a train to Manchester at 7am. I was walking along, phone in hand, checking the details of my ticket, when someone shoved me in the back, causing me to stumble awkwardly forwards a couple of steps. My phone was then snatched from my hand, and as time has gone by in […]

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Tape 134: Writing About Real People

Tape 134: Writing About Real People

Joz Norris • Thursday, March 14th, 2024

Let’s start with the plug, because this week’s Tape is at least vaguely connected to it. Those readers who’ve been enjoying the Mr Fruit Salad show on Youtube over the last couple of weeks might be interested to know that I’ve put together a little bonus feature for the Go Faster Stripe store in the form of […]

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What People Say?

A beautifully fully-fleshed depiction of the human experience.

Shortcom.

Utterly unique, very weird and a wee bit wonderful.

Fest.

A comedy legend.

To Do List.
★★★★

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

The Evening Standard.
★★★★

Beyond The Joke.
★★★★

Totally brilliant.

Chortle.
★★★★★

The Morning Star.

Joyously silly.

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.

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

TV Bomb.
★★★★★

Young Perspective.