Helium Presents: Josh Wolf
When he’s not appearing in his weekly spot on Chelsea Lately or filming his top rated web series “College Experiment” for foxsports.com, Josh Wolf’s unique, honest and high energy style of storytelling has made him a favorite at comedy clubs across the country.
Josh first got on stage when he was 15 years-old. His parents had to drive him to the show at which he was told by a “veteran” comic to “talk about what you know”. Since the only thing he knew was his family, Josh proceeded to do his entire set about how bad his parents’ gas was. The combination of the crowd’s laughter and parents’ humiliation was enough to hook Josh for life.
He started doing comedy in Seattle where he landed a job as spokesman for Nintendo and had the honor of interviewing Bill Gates for a Microsoft film. Unfortunately, during the interview, Josh accidentally spittled on Mr. Gates wrist while asking a question and was never asked back.
After doing all he had set out to do in Seattle, Josh moved to Los Angeles and instantly started performing at the Improv, Laugh Factory and Comedy Store. Not long after that, he performed his critically acclaimed, sold-out one man show, “SWM with kids seeking…” at the HBO workspace and got a two year talent deal at 20th Century Fox and ABC for his own TV show. Although his show never made the air, Josh learned a lot from watching people develop and write scripts, so he decided to write one himself and sold it to NBC. It was titled “Fairly Normal” and it, too, placed Josh in the starring role. Bit by the writing bug, Josh wrote on sitcoms for the next four years working on shows like “Yes, Dear”, Will Smith’s “All of Us” and “Cuts” starring Shannon Elizabeth. As he was wondering whether to go back for another season of writing, Josh decided he was tired of making other people funny and he jumped back into stand-up. He was immediately cast in Last Comic Standing and was on the season finale as one of the Last Comics Downloaded. Since that time he has had a recurring role on “My Name is Earl”, played the role of “Jack” in the musical version of sideways and done several hosting type jobs for E!
He currently is writing a feature film for Adam Sandler’s company. You can also see Josh on the road most weekends either opening for Chelsea Handler or Larry the Cable Guy, with the Comedians of Chelsea Lately or at comedy clubs across the country.