Joe Wilkinson is an award winning stand-up and star of BBC Three’s hit sitcom Him and Her, in which he stars as Dan. This year, Joe can be seen in his 2nd series of Live at the Electric on BBC Three, with a 3rd series already in production. He has also written and starred in two series of his own show Two Episodes of Mash on BBC Radio 2 (series 1) and BBC Radio 4 (series 2).
This year, Joe has filmed a series of online shorts for Yahoo! and appeared regularly as a panellist on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), including their Deal or No Deal and Countdown specials. Joe is currently working on series 3 of Live at the Electric for BBC Three.
Since embarking on his stand-up career in 2004, Joe has performed in comedy clubs up and down the country and has earned critical acclaim. He has supported Stephen Merchant and Russell Howard. He has also appeared on a variety of popular shows including **Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Rob Brydon Show (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three).
Joe has also appeared as a guest on 7 Day Sunday for BBC Radio 5 live and Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour for BBC Radio 2.
Joe has won the Hackney Empire New Act Award and was a runner up in So You Think You're Funny. He then went on to appear in The Comedy Zone, the best new act showcase at the Edinburgh Festival.
In 2008 Joe took his own sketch show up to the Festival entitled Two Episodes of Mash Presents Joe Wilkinson and Diane Morgan. The pair gained great critical acclaim and a four star review from The Sunday Times, their skits described as blending ‘the absurd and the sharply real with effortless ease, not dropping the energy or the gag rate for a moment’. The pair returned to Edinburgh in 2009 and 2010 to great acclaim.
In 2011, Joe appeared on E4’s new talent show, Show and Tell, hosted by Chris Addison. He also took his first solo stand up show, My Mum is Called Stella and My Dad is Called Brian, to the Edinburgh festival and then later on a national tour ending in December 2011.
"An absolute natural, marrying Stewart Lee-style joke deconstruction to scathing one-liners worthy of Jack Dee... undoubtedly destined for greatness."
"A natural gagsmith who looks so comfortable behind a mic stand you'd be forgiven for thinking he'd been doing stand up for a decade."