Joe Wilkinson

Comedian Profile

TV Appearances: Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Have I Got News For You, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Taskmaster,

Awards: Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year (Winner)

Joe began his comedy career in his local village pub in 2004 and has supported Alan Carr and Russell Howard on tour. He has also made numerous appearances on television on programmes such as Live at the Apollo and Live at the Electric and has been touring solo since 2011. He currently appears on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown as Rachel Riley’s assistant. He is also one half of the comedy duo “Two Episodes of Mash”, alongside Diane Morgan.

In 2006, Joe won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year.

He has also appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks and has performed at a stand-up section of Russell Howard’s Good News. He has appeared in Miranda.

Wilkinson wrote three episodes in the first series of Anna & Katy along with an animated short in 2012, entitled, “A Fishy Tale”. Additionally, three episodes of Show & Tell and the episode ‘2001’ for My Funniest Year were written by him.

Wilkinson is involved in the BBC Three comedy show Live at the Electric, as half of the comedic double-act “Two episodes of MASH”.  The other half of this double act is Diane Morgan and it has been previously broadcast on BBC Radio 2.  Live at the Electric also features his own sketches, which are largely based on dark humour.

Since 2014, Wilkinson has appeared as a resident comedian on the revived series of Celebrity Squares, hosted by Warwick Davis on ITV. It returned for a second series in April 2015.

In 2016, he starred in the Sky 1 series Rovers which he co-wrote with David Earl He was also a contestant on the Dave comedy game show series Taskmaster.

In 2019, Wilkinson appeared as Jeffrey in the first series of the Netflix original series Sex Education. He also starred in Ricky Gervais’ comedy-drama After Life as “Postman Pat”, the incompetent and nosey postman of the main character’s street.