Josh Pugh


Runner Up - Midlands Best Live Show 2017


Winner – English Comedian of the Year 2016

Winner – Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2015

Winner – Nottingham Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Award 2015

Winner – Midlands New Act of the Year 2014 (and 2015 somehow)

Finalist – NATYS (formerly Hackney Empire New Act of the Year) 2016



Hot off winning the Midland New Act of the Year in 2014 and 2015, Josh Pugh rapidly shot to the upper echelons of UK stand-up, winning English Comedian of the Year 2016, only two years after playing his first gig. He also won the Funhouse Gong Show as well as the Best New Act prizes at both the 2015 Birmingham and Nottingham Comedy Festivals. Josh’s clever, original, and (most importantly) very funny writing and performing continues to bring in plaudits, from Chortle to the Londonist to the London Evening Standard, and he undoubtedly has a blindingly bright future.



A Boy Named Pugh 2017

"Impressive debut… Go see him”  ★★★★ One4Review

"instantly likeable… flashes of genius” Ticketmaster

"consistently funny” ★★★★ EdFestMagazine

"A Boy Named Pugh is a great show, with a fantastic script and jokes that keep on coming……Pugh has a winning persona and jokes to match and will surely have an excellent run this Fringe.” Broadway Baby

 "Substantial talent” The Scotsman


Stand up

‘Offbeat ideas, strong imagery and dry observational asides, he finds laughs in unusual places. A promising voice.’ Steve Bennett (Chortle)

‘Pleasingly off the beaten track.’ The Londonist


‘A keen comic mind.’ Bruce Dessau (London Evening Standard)
On twitter at @JoshPughComic