Josh Johnson is a stand-up comedian, Emmy-nominated writer and performer from Louisiana by way of Chicago. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and is a former writer and performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he made his late-night debut.
As a stand-up, Johnson was named Comedy Central’s “Comic to Watch” in 2015, a “New Face” at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in 2016 and 'New York's Funniest' in 2018. His story “Catfishing the KKK” has amassed over 8.5 million views on YouTube and he is one of the most streamed comedians across Comedy Central’s digital platforms with over 31M views to date. In 2017, Comedy Central released his half-hour special Comedy Central Stand Up Presents...Josh Johnson and his album I Like You on Comedy Central Records. In 2018 his quarter hour special, as part of The Comedy Lineup, was released on Netflix.
Johnson’s other credits include, CONAN (TBS), @Midnight, Kevin Hart's Hart of The City, The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle and This Week at The Comedy Cellar. Josh released his short form series 'GENIES', co-created with Luke Mones, last year on CC Digital.
He is currently on the road with Trevor Noah as a part of the Loud & Clear tour and he tapes his first hour special, executive produced by Trevor Noah, in Chicago later this Fall.
Johnson lives in New York and can be seen performing regularly at The Comedy Cellar. His podcast, The Josh Johnson Show, releases weekly.