Who is Josh Johnson?
Despite the fact that comedy was created to make us laugh, it is a serious job. Josh Johnson realized that there is a fine line between making people laugh and offending them. For a comedian, a lack of laughter spells disaster, but Josh appears to be on the right track, according to critics and fans.
His career as a stand-up comedian started slowly and he struggled, but today he’s regarded as one of the funniest people on the scene. If you’ve been curious about this young man, keep reading because we’ll tell you everything you need to know about him.
Early life, family, and education
Josh Johnson is quite secretive when it comes to his personal matters, and hasn’t revealed the specific date of his birth, however, it’s known that he was born in 1990 and that he hails from Alexandria, Louisiana USA. Josh holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is African-American.
Nothing is known about his parents and siblings, as he respects their privacy.
When it comes to Josh’s educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2008, enrolled at Centenary College of Louisiana, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in lighting design for theatre in 2012.
Josh began performing as a stand-up comedian during his freshman year at college, and was seen in numerous clubs, colleges and at festival. Upon graduating from college, Josh moved to Chicago, Illinois USA, where he began performing in nightclubs. There he learned how to effectively communicate with the audience, and eventually noticed that people liked what he was saying, and how he was delivering it.
When he felt confident enough, Josh packed his bags and moved to New York City. There he began writing for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, and soon he made his late-night debut on this show too. On YouTube, his comedic story “Catfishing the KKK” has received over 12 million views.
Josh also tried his luck at the New York Comedy Festival and won New York’s Funniest Comic Award.
In 2017, he began writing comedy sketches for “The Daily Show” hosted by Trevor Noah, with whom he toured on ‘LOUD & CLEAR’. In the same year, Josh had his debut half-hour special on Comedy Central.
In 2020 and ’22, Josh was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, which he shares with the other writers for “The Daily Show”.
Concurrently, Josh worked as a writer for the 2018 TV mini-series “Genies”, in which he also starred with Andy Haynes and Luke Mones. He was also seen performing on the Netflix stand-up show, “The Comedy Lineup”.
In 2021, the TV special “Trevor Noah Presents Josh Johnson: # (Hashtag)” premiered on 18 June. Josh discussed what women should expect in relationships, whether or not his friend’s bird is racist, and how the Coronavirus pandemic affected people’s social lives. The show was named one of the best comedy specials by Vulture Magazine.
Josh also makes music, and his mix-tape album “Elusive” on which he collaborated with American disc jockey Mike Relm, was released on 11 June 2021. The album has 33 songs and can be heard on Spotify.
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YouTube and podcast
Josh Johnson launched his self-titled YouTube channel on 10 September 2012, and it’s today subscribed to by over 10,000 people, and all of his videos combined have been viewed over 450,000 times.
The number one most-viewed video on his channel – “Josh Johnson Bridgetown Comedy Festival Full Set” – uploaded on 27 May 2015, has gained over 90,000 views. The majority of comments on this video said that he is ridiculously funny, that they enjoy his sense of humor, and that they appreciated that Josh did not use any curse words.
On his channel, you can watch full episodes of his podcast “The Josh Johnson Show” featuring his hilarious reactions, life stories, and freeform conversations with his fellow comedian Logan Nielsen. The podcast can be heard on Spotify and Apple +.
Josh is active on Instagram, and his profile has been followed by over 100,000 people. He’s posted more than 500 times, mostly related to his work, and there you can also keep track of his upcoming tours. His latest tour, entitled “Freshman Tour” starts in January 2023.
His official Facebook page has gained nearly 70,000 followers, and Josh also uses this medium to promote his comedy.
Josh’s Twitter account established in June 2013, has been followed by over 15,000 people, and he’s tweeted 2,000 times, mostly jokes about everyday life. His pinned tweet has a link to his YouTube video featuring his album “Channel Black”, which was released in June 2022.
Check out my full standup set from Channel Black, now on YouTube https://t.co/w5LyoLsTSs
— Josh Johnson (@JoshJohnson) June 9, 2022
Love life and girlfriend
As previously stated, Josh is very private about his personal life, which may be the source of various rumors about his sexual orientation and love life. His social media posts don’t reveal much about his relationships, either. Despite being romantically linked to a number of people in the entertainment industry, Josh has not spoken about any woman or man he has been with.
He frequently speaks about women in his comedic stories, and shares some love tips with his audience, but he hasn’t mentioned anything about his dating history.
As of December 2022, it seems that Josh is single, he hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have kids.
Age, height, and net worth
Josh’s age is 32, and besides his humor, he is known for his haircut. His short black hair is his trademark. The color of his eyes is dark brown. Josh is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
Josh Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be more than $200,000 as of late 2022, according to sources. His fortune has frequently been confused with the estimated net worth of Josh Johnson, an American Football quarterback who plays for the National Football League (NFL)’s San Francisco 49ers. This athlete has an estimated net worth of $8 million.