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. In 2020 he adapted what 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.” He is working on a comedy special for BBC Radio 4, A Small Talk On Small Talk, which will be one of the first original comedy programmes broadcast in 2021, and 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, and he is a key member of the Chortle Award-winning Weirdos Collective (Comedy Event of the Year, 2018). His short films and webseries 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.

Winner - Comedians' Choice Award for Best Show, 2019

Nominee - Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, 2019

Nominee - Chortle Award for Best Music & Variety Act, 2020

One of the 50 Best-Reviewed Shows at EdFringe 2019

One of the Guardian's Comedy Picks of the Fringe 2017 & 2019

"Joyously silly." - Evening Standard

"Fantastic." - The Guardian

"Totally brilliant." - Chortle

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

"A comedy legend." - To Do List

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

"Had the audience in the palm of his hand...Mesmerising." - One4Review

"Simply one of the most joyous comedians around." - The Comedy Verdict

"A born entertainer and a great comedy writer." - Chortle

"A potentially massive future comedy star." - The Herald

"Genuinely medicinal, and cheers the soul." - British Comedy Guide

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

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