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Joe Wells’ writing career began when his first book Touch and Go Joe about his experiences of OCD was published, since then he has made a name for himself as a stand-up comic, writer and speaker. Joe now focuses mainly on his unique brand of political comedy.

As seen on tour with Alexei Sayle and Stephen K Amos

Opened for Frankie Boyle on some of his 2015 Leicester Square Theatre Dates and again for some of his 2016 Pleasance Islington and Leicester Square Theatre dates.

As seen on Amnesty International’s ‘Human TV’

Writer for ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised Series 2’

Writer for ‘Have I Got News For You’

As heard on ‘No Pressure To Be Funny’

Awards 
The Portsmouth Guide Award for Best Comedy 2014 – Winner
Comedy Central Funniest Student 2010 – Winner
New Act Of The Year (formerly Hackney Empire) 2011 – Finalist
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2012 – Runner Up
The Guide Award for Best Comedy 2011 – Shortlisted
London New Comedy Awards 2010 – Finalist
The Guide Award for Best Comedy 2009 – Shortlisted

"Joe Wells is a skilled jokesmith who threads great gags through intelligent political material that, whilst razor-sharp, is never particularly angry or dark. As the first gross gags open up into smarter, topical ones it's clear that this is a tightly-structured, well thought-out set. Excellent jokes and sly political comment wrapped tightly in a neat parcel which delivers regular, powerful laughs from a delighted audience. He spins new life out of easy targets like bankers and the BNP with some wonderful imagery"

British Comedy Guide

"A star of the future... some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian in his early 20s"

The Guardian

“Highly original, inspired and suitably different from the rest of the crowd… brilliantly crafted jokes”

Comedy Central

"Proud communist Joe Wells thankfully appeals to the intellect as he discusses the BNP's misunderstanding of flags, fascist propaganda and what would happen if Richard Littlejohn and a harsh comedy reviewer fought to the death. There are solid gags throughout with some unexpected and beautiful turns of phrase. Wells has clearly worked hard building his set, which is well paced, interesting, balanced and funny"

Chortle