Josh Widdicombe’s New Sitcom Starts Tonight
What Do I Do Now…Tour 2015 Coming To The Olympia Theatre on 13 December
Josh, the brand new sitcom from Mock The Week and The Last Leg star Josh Widdicombe starts tonight at 22:30 on BBC Three.
Written by Josh Widdicombe and Tom Craine, The series, made by BBC Comedy and directed by David Schneider (I’m Alan Partridge and The Day Today), sees the return of Josh, his flatmates Kate (Beattie Edmondson) and Owen (Elis James), and their relentlessly annoying landlord Geoff (Jack Dee).
Watch the trailer below:
Frustrated, single and reliably grumpy, Josh feels completely stuck in his life with Kate and Owen, and as the series progresses things only go from bad to worse. From a disastrous pool party, via public humiliation at his own birthday, to being toyed with by his high school crush, this baby faced Victor Meldrew routinely fails to be left alone.
Meanwhile, Josh’s flatmate – and childhood best friend – Kate, finds life equally difficult. An enforced holiday to Clacton-on-Sea reveals a rather unpleasant competitive streak and a disastrous date leads Kate to discover a hugely embarrassing reputation she gained at university.
Owen, however, continues to drift along happy as Larry. He is a bundle of charm, with a never ending fountain of anecdotes about nights spent with minor celebrities, from meeting Tasmin Archer in fancy dress to watching Shaggy wee in a pool. But as different as they are, they all feel equally tormented by their strange, fusty landlord Geoff, as he inflicts himself upon their lives at every turn. Geoff is a man of many ideas and all of them are bad.
Complementing this excellent cast are some tremendous star cameos, including Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous, French and Saunders, Comic Strip) who makes an appearance as Kate’s mother and becomes the object of Geoff’s affections. Jack Dee and Jennifer Saunders in an (unrequited) love story – it is the TV event Britain has been crying out for! Elsewhere Romesh Ranganathan (Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week), James Acaster (Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats) and Paul and Barry Chuckle (your childhood) all make an appearance.
Josh Widdicombe performs live at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 13 December. Tickets on sale now.