Josh Weller ‘Age Against The Machine’

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Josh Weller ‘Age Against The Machine’

As seen on this season’s ITV Stand Up Sketch Show Josh Weller is a failed musician turned comedian, comic book author and podcast host. He was born in England, raised in Malaysia and now lives in London.

A writer on Spitting Image, Weller’s high energy brand of cleverly self-deprecating stand-up landed him on pro bills after just one year on the circuit. In addition to his live comedy work, Josh has developed a loyal fanbase for his viral musical videos and online content, with views in the millions which includes mockumentaries, sketches, professional trolling, animated stand-up comedy shorts, character work, and more. His 2020 mockumentary ‘The U2 Taken Paradox’ has had over a million views and angered legions of loyal U2 fans.

He currently writes on Spitting Image and has written for The Now Show and Radio 4’s Peer Group, and the jokes on McFly’s guitar plectrums on their 2021 arena tour.

His dark comedy graphic novel ‘Die Already’ was published by CollegeHumor in 2019. In 2020, he was included in Twitter’s Valentine’s and Valentine’s Campaign, featured globally on billboards.

Josh is also a successful broadcaster and presenter, having hosted and produced the popular Excitable Boy podcast (#6 on the iTunes Comedy chart, #13 on the worldwide iTunes chart), as well as the official Hard Rock Café podcast and the Vans Warped Tour podcast. Prior to comedy Weller was signed with Universal Records as a teenager, he went on to tour the world as both a solo artist and the lead singer of popular punk act The Kenneths. He has performed on the Vans Warped Tour and toured with The Offspring, The Descendents, Anti-Flag and Juliette Lewis, has drummed for Ray Davies at the Royal Variety Performance, released a Christmas single with Paloma Faith and has toured with Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, and more. Black Flag’s Bill Stevenson produced his records.

Age Against The Machine –

Josh Weller signed to Universal records when he was 23. He was dropped by Universal Record when he was…23.

Age Against Machine is the story of Weller’s failed music career, from his bad songs to his tours to empty rooms. A twelve year long journey to nothing, with all the behind the scenes gossip and music industry craziness.

An analysis of failure, getting older, a dream of fame, and what happens when you chase your dreams and fail.

‘I love his act and the way he does his videos’ – Neal Brennan, creator of The Chappelle Show

‘A comic genius covered in twenty five years of stupid’ – Alex Edelman

Guardian 50 funniest tweeters

Featured in Stewart Lee’s 2022 Arrogantly Recommends

‘He’s so funny. I want to keep replying, saying ‘Ha Ha’ because everything he says is so funny, but I don’t want him to think I am weird.’ – Ellie Goulding

‘A man of many talents’ – Rock Sound

‘Hilarious and Badass’ – Mumford & Sons

‘A star’ – Kerrang!

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