Josh Wolf (comedian)

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Josh Wolf
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Wolf in 2009
Born October 19, 1969 (1969-10-19) (age 48)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.[1]
Nationality American
Alma mater Trinity University
Years active 1999–present
Known for Chelsea Lately
After Lately

Josh Wolf (born October 19, 1969) is an American 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.


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.[2] 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.[3] He instead concentrated on writing for sitcoms such as UPN's All of Us and Cuts.[2]

Wolf is a regular on the round table of E!'s late night talk show Chelsea Lately.[4] He appears as one of the comedians on the "Comedians of Chelsea Lately" stand up tour,[5] and has previously appeared as the warm up act for Chelsea Handler herself.[6]

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.[7] He is currently working on an untitled project for Fox, starring himself as a single father.[8] It is a semi-autobiographical show, being based in part on Wolf's experiences as a single dad.[9] He has also sold a book to Grand Central Publishing.[3] 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.[10] On July 20, 2012 he began hosting a weekly podcast with fellow Chelsea Lately regular Ross Mathews called "Josh and Ross."[11] 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.[12] In September 2013, Wolf began hosting his own podcast on the Toad Hop Network called "Off the Rails with Josh Wolf".[13] Josh now hosts a podcast with Sarah Colonna called "Off the Rails with Josh Wolf and Sarah Colonna."[14]

On June 11, 2015, The Josh Wolf Show, a late night talk show in which he hosts, debuted on CMT.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Wolf is married to film director Bethany Ashton Wolf.[9][16] His cousin is former "Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf.[17] 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 PB&J'S. He was ordered to shut down after an inspector found Josh and his children making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on an apartment floor.[18] Josh Wolf is an alumnus of Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.[19]


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
2010–11 Raising Hope Josh 3 episodes
Writer for episode "Sheer Madness"
2010–14 Chelsea Lately As self Round table regular and writer
2011–13 After Lately As self Series regular
2013 Shark After Dark Live Host Discovery Shark Week
2015–2016 The Josh Wolf Show Host Late Night Talk Show on CMT


  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Comedian Josh Wolf". The Showroom at South Point. December 29, 2010. Archived from the original on December 29, 2010. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Josh Wolf". Parallel Entertainment. Archived from the original on June 25, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "'Chelsea' comic Jen Kirkman, in town this weekend, talks about Texas fans and being the 'designated chick'". The Dallas Morning News. June 15, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Night life". Yakima Herald. June 6, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Chelsea Handler with Special Guest Josh Wolf Performs at Fox Theatre". Broadway World. January 11, 2010. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Josh Blue defeats Ty Barnett to win NBC's 'Last Comic Standing 4'". Reality TV World. October 8, 2006. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ Rose, Lacey (January 1, 2012). "CBS Greenlights Comedy From Louis C.K., Spike Feresten". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (December 15, 2011). "Fox Buys Single Dad Comedy Produced By Chelsea Handler, Mary McCormack & Spike Feresten And Starring Comedian Josh Wolf". Deadline. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ Halterman, Jim (September 1, 2009). "Josh Wolf tells it like it is…and gets laughs". Jim Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ Josh and Rosh Twitter page
  12. ^ "Comedian Josh Wolf Host Shark After Dark". Retrieved June 12, 2015. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Off the Rails". Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  14. ^ "jwcotr". Archived from the original on June 14, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  15. ^ "The Josh Wolf Show (TV Series) – CMT". Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  16. ^ Meyer, Carla. "Josh Wolf's comedy career grew from PB&J era – Bee Life – The Sacramento Bee". Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Comedian Josh Wolf and Actor Scott Wolf at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil". Vegas News. July 29, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  18. ^ "The Church of What's Happening Now: With Joey Coco Diaz". Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  19. ^ Brennan, Kyle. "18 famous people who graduated from college in San Antonio". Retrieved July 7, 2015. 

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