Joz Norris is one of the most acclaimed rising stars of the alternative comedy scene. His 2019 show, Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad. was one of the word-of-mouth hits at the Edinburgh Fringe that year, winning the Comedians’ Choice Award for Best Show, and being nominated for the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, the Chortle Award for Best Music & Variety Act, and longlisted for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award, as well as selling out its Fringe run and transferring to an extended run at Soho Theatre. In 2020 he adapted You Build The Thing You Think You Are, which would have been a new live show, into a feature film streamed online which became one of the highlights of the lockdown comedy boom, acclaimed by the Guardian as “capturing the spirit of creative Fringe comedy” and picked as one of the Telegraph's Comedy Highlights of the year. Of his previous shows, his 2017 show is available to stream on NextUp and Amazon Prime, and his earlier character and storytelling shows have built up a cult following which has seen him become a key member of collectives such as the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society and the Chortle Award-winning Weirdos Collective (Comedy Event of the Year, 2018).

His comedy special for BBC Radio 4, A Small Talk On Small Talk, was one of the first original comedy programmes broadcast in 2021, and he was also the co-host and co-creator of BBC Radio 4’s Useless Millennials with Roxy Dunn. His sitcom collaboration with Ed Aczel, Ed & Joz’s Heist Movie, was produced as a non-broadcast pilot by Tiger Aspect. His short films and webseries (including The Baby, a horror-art-comedy collaboration with Lucy Pearman, Sam Nicoresti & Lottie Bowater; and The Girl Whisperer, a webseries co-written by and co-starring The Royle Family's Ralf Little) have been Official Selections and award-winners at film festivals worldwide, and his sitcom scripts have been staged to acclaim at live readings at Soho Theatre.

 

Chortle

The Skinny

 

The Herald

 

Broadway Baby

 

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Fest

The Wee Review

Rule Of 3 Reviews

Shortcom

 

The List

The Edinburgh Reporter

Fringebiscuit

One4Review

Spark London

Bunbury Magazine

Young Perspective

Fringebiscuit

London Pub Theatres

"A sort of absurdist Simon Amstell...seldom can half an hour have been so densely packed with meta comedy and existential angst." - The Guardian

One of The Telegraph's Comedy Highlights of 2020

"Really does capture the spirit of creative Fringe comedy." - The Guardian

"Joyously silly." - The Evening Standard

"Totally brilliant." - Chortle

"One of the most capable and quirky comedians at the festival...Joz Norris makes his case for most absurd show of the Fringe." - The Wee Review

"One of the most joyously creative shows you will see at the Fringe this year." - Young Perspective

"A beautifully fully-fleshed depiction of the human experience." - Shortcom

"Deeply profound and expertly-executed experimental stand-up." - Fringebiscuit

"A comedy legend." - To Do List

"An absolute idiot...simple, silly and screamingly funny." - Fest