Josh Johnson, is a standup, writer and performer from Louisiana by way of Chicago. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and has been featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City. Josh was named one of Comedy Central’s ‘Comics to Watch’ in 2015 and one of the Just For Laughs Festival’s ‘New Faces’ in 2016. He is a former writer and performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he also made his late-night stand-up debut in 2017.
As a stand-up, Josh has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals around the world, including JFL Montreal, Bumbershoot, Moontower, SXSW, Riot LA, Bridgetown, High Plains and the New York Comedy Festival. He was named Caroline’s ‘New York’s Funniest’ comic in 2018. On screen, Josh has appeared on CONAN, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, and, in 2017, he released his Comedy Central half-hour special and album ‘I Like You’. His web series Genies, which he wrote and starred in, was released on Comedy Central in late 2018.
Josh’s stand-up special, as part of The Comedy Lineup, was released on Netflix in 2018. He is currently on the road with his boss, Trevor Noah, as a part of the LOUD & CLEAR Tour. Josh lives in New York and can be seen performing regularly at The Comedy Cellar.