Josh Wolf (comedian)

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Josh Wolf
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Josh Wolf in 2009
Years active 1999 - present
Spouse Bethany Ashton (1 child)

Josh Wolf is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He has written for a number of sitcoms, including All of Us and Cuts. He is best known for his regular appearances on the round table of E!'s late night talk show Chelsea Lately.

Career[edit]

He was introduced to comedy at the age of fifteen, doing an entire set about his parent's gas. Having moved to Seattle, he became a spokesperson for Nintendo and interviewed Bill Gates for an internal film for Microsoft.[1] He moved once more to Los Angeles, and was spotted while doing a one man show at the HBO Workspace. He signed a two year deal with ABC to develop his own television show, but it was never broadcast.[2] He instead concentrated on writing for sitcoms such as UPN's All of Us and Cuts.[1]

Wolf is a regular on the round table of E!'s late night talk show Chelsea Lately.[3] He appears as one of the comedians on the "Comedians of Chelsea Lately" stand up tour,[4] and has previously appeared as the warm up act for Chelsea Handler herself.[5]

He also appeared as a finalist on the fourth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing in the "Last Comic Downloaded" segment, he was beaten by Theo Von.[6] He is currently working on an untitled project for Fox, starring himself as a single father.[7] It is a semi-autobiographical show, being based in part on Wolf's experiences as a single dad.[8] He has also sold a book to Grand Central Publishing.[2] Wolf has sold a script to Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions based on the true story of a travelling youth baseball team which was used as a cover for the robberies committed by its coach.[9] On July 20, 2012 he began hosting a weekly podcast with fellow "Chelsea Lately regular Ross Mathews called "Josh and Ross." [10] That same year, Discovery Channel hired Josh for "Shark After Dark," which received great ratings. Josh was put on live television hosting a show about sharks.[11] In September 2013, Wolf began hosting his own podcast on the Toad Hop Network called "Off the Rails with Josh Wolf".[12]

Personal life[edit]

Wolf is married to his longtime spouse, Bethany Ashton Wolf.[13] They have a 15 year old son named Jacob together.[8] His cousin is former "Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf.[14] On an episode of 'The Church Of What's Happening Now' with Joey Diaz, Josh entailed a true story about a food truck style business he once ran called PP&J'S. He was ordered to shut down after an inspector found Josh and his son making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on an apartment floor.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Home Improvement Usher Episode "Neighbours"
2003 A.U.S.A. Court clerk Episodes "The Joint Report... a Love Story" and "The Kiss"
2004-05 All of Us 2 episodes as writer
Nominated for 2005 BET Comedy Award
2005-06 Cuts 2 episodes as writer
2006 Last Comic Standing As self Season finale
2006-09 My Name Is Earl Josh 8 episodes
2010- Chelsea Lately As self Round table regular and writer
2010-11 Raising Hope Josh 3 episodes
Writer for episode "Sheer Madness"
2010- After Lately As self Series regular
2013 Shark After Dark Live Host Discovery Shark Week

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Comedian Josh Wolf". The Showroom at South Point. Archived from the original on December 29, 2010 by Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Josh Wolf". Parallel Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2012-06-25 by WebCite. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "‘Chelsea’ comic Jen Kirkman, in town this weekend, talks about Texas fans and being the ‘designated chick’". The Dallas Morning News. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Night life". Yakima Herald. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chelsea Handler with Special Guest Josh Wolf Performs at Fox Theatre". Broadway World. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Josh Blue defeats Ty Barnett to win NBC's 'Last Comic Standing 4'". Reality TV World. 8 October 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Rose, Lacey (1 January 2012). "CBS Greenlights Comedy From Louis C.K., Spike Feresten". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (15 December 2011). "Fox Buys Single Dad Comedy Produced By Chelsea Handler, Mary McCormack & Spike Feresten And Starring Comedian Josh Wolf". Deadline. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Halterman, Jim (1 September 2009). "Josh Wolf tells it like it is…and gets laughs". Jim Halterman.com. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
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  11. ^ https://pres.discovery.com/us/dsc/press-releases/2013/comedian-josh-wolf-host-shark-after-dark-2576-2576/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ http://www.toadhopnetwork.com/f/Off-the-Rails/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ Meyer, Carla. "Josh Wolf's comedy career grew from PB&J era - Bee Life - The Sacramento Bee". Sacbee.com. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  14. ^ "Comedian Josh Wolf and Actor Scott Wolf at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil". Vegas News. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "The Church of What's Happening Now: With Joey Coco Diaz". Thechurchofwhatshappeningnow.libsyn.com. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 

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