Wasted Youth: Bar Bados, Cowgate, Edinburgh, 2018
Amused Moose National New Comic Award Final 2018: The Space @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh, 2018

Joe Hobbs was one of three comedians (along with Josh Massen and Paula Gahan) who appeared in the stand-up comedy showcase Wasted Youth at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in August 2018.  When I went along to my first Fringe show, I did not realise that I was to see Hobbs’ perform later in the day as a finalist at the Amused Moose National New Comic Award Final which I had been invited to attend.  So I got to see Hobbs’ act twice in one day.  Nevertheless his energy and enthusiasm to entertain an audience shone through and he created some funny routines about his height and his ability to speak Korean.  At the end of the night, he was awarded the Breakthrough Comedian.

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