Joshua Robertson

Live bookings – Contact Georgi

Corporate enquiries – Contact Hannah

Festival enquiries – Contact Beth


Joshua Robertson is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. Joshua had a quad bike accident at 11 that left him in a coma for months and now lives with a physical disability. He was told he would never walk or talk again.

Now, he is now a professional stand up, touring across the country and performing in the UK’s top venues. He has also supported Tom Stade and Shappi Khorsandi on Tour, and has performed to royalty at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

Alongside his impressive stand-up performances, Joshua is a talented writer and actor. Dad Joke a comedy short which Joshua co-wrote and stars in, was commissioned by the BFI NETWORK and Film London, premiering at the BFI London Film Festival. Joshua received “best lead actor” at the Oxford International Short Film Festival and in 2022, Dad Joke was listed on the Brit List. The Brit List is a once-yearly compilation of the best unproduced scripts by U.K. writers, as recommended by the industry. It’s highly coveted and offers huge exposure to UK writers and creatives. He also received a John Brabourne Award to support the adaptation of this short into a TV series alongside the support of the EIFF Talent Lab Connects Scheme.

He also has a role on a BFI Feature Film PHEA , that is now available to buy and rent on Amazon, Apple TV and Google Play platforms.

Joshua’s unique ability to tell his story combined with his witty humour is a combination that works perfectly, whether it’s on stage or on screen.

Gag Reflex manage Joshua’s live, corporate and festival bookings.

For scripted enquiries, contact

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“When you’re holding the room, you can afford to slow down and people will happily stay with you.”

Peter Fox

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"Joshua was great, he was super nice and the crowd really liked him. I'd love to get him back."

Bethan Forrest - Green Man Festival Programmer

Awards & Competitions

  • Winner - Joker of the Year - 2015
  • Winner - Yellow Comedian of the Year - 2017
  • Winner - John Brabourne Award from The Film and TV Charity - 2019
  • Winner - The London Lodestars - 2021
  • Winner - Best Lead Actor Oxford International Short Film Festival - 2021
  • Shortlisted on The Brit List - Dad Joke - 2022

Appearances & Credits

  • Television & Film:

  • Dad Joke - BFI Network & Film London
  • Rhea - BFI Network
  • Amazing Humans - BBC Three
  • Jokes Only A Disabled Person Can Tell - All4
  • Festivals:

  • Adelaide Fringe Festival
  • Brighton Fringe Festival
  • Camden Fringe Festival
  • Green Man Festival

Media & Press