|Josh Thomas Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||May 26, 1987|
Josh Thomas is an Australian comedian, actor, and writer who had come into the spotlight in 2005 when he had won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival‘s ‘RAW Comedy Award’. Aged just 17 at that time, he was then the youngest winner of the award. Later that year, he had reached the finals of So You Think You’re Funny, an annual stand-up comedy competition for new acts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. He has gone on to tour his live shows throughout the world including cities such as Melbourne, Adelaide, Edinburgh, and Brisbane. He has conceptualized, written/co-written, and starred in the comedy-drama TV series Please Like Me (2013-2016) and the comedy TV series Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (2020-Present).
Joshua Michael Thomas
Blackwater, Central Highlands, Queensland, Australia
He splits his time between Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and Los Angeles, California, United States.
Josh, in 2004, had completed his matriculation from the Kenmore State High School, a secondary education institution in Brisbane. He had later joined the Queensland University of Technology (Gardens Point Campus), a public research university in Brisbane. He was studying for a Bachelor of Creative Industries degree there, majoring in Television. However, he had dropped out after one year.
Comedian, Actor, Writer
- Father – Mike Thomas
- Mother – Rebecca Thomas
- Siblings – Drew Thomas (Older Brother). He also has an older sister.
He is represented by –
- David Martin, Manager (United Artists), Avalon USA, Los Angeles, California, United States
- Erin Zamagni, Manager (Australia and the Rest of the World), Token Artists, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Josh has dated –
- Josh Schmidt
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Australian descent.
- Mildly stocky frame
- Clean-shaven look
- Disheveled hair
Josh Thomas Facts
- After his surprise win at the 2005 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Josh was selected to perform at The Comedy Zone in 2006, a showcase of Australia’s most promising comedians organized annually by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
- The following year, he had debuted his first solo show titled Please Like Me at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, winning the Melbourne Airport Award in the category of ‘Best Newcomer’. A few years later, he had given the same name to the comedy-drama TV series Please Like Me (2013-2016) that he had created.
- That TV show was nominated for an International Emmy Award in the category of ‘Best Comedy Series’ in 2014. On an individual level, for his work on the series, he has won several awards which include an AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Award in the category of ‘Best Television Screenplay’ in 2015. The same year, he was also short-listed for the ‘Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting’ at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards.
- In 2009, he had participated in the competitive cooking game show Celebrity MasterChef Australia but was eliminated in the first heat by musician Kirk Pengilly.
- He was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) at the age of 28. In 2021, he had revealed that he was also autistic.
Featured Image by Josh Thomas / Instagram