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

As seen on Amnesty International’s ‘Human TV’

Writer for ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised Series 2’

As heard on ‘No Pressure To Be Funny’

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

Joe is currently working with New Theatre Royal to produce a series of political debates between comedians and a panel of politicians. This first event on the subject of Education was held 31st March in Old Portsmouth Square Tower. You can download a podcast of the night on ITunes.