Amused Moose National New Comic Award Final 2018: The Space @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh, 2018
Birdies Comedy (2 shows): The Savoy Tap, The Strand, London, 2019
Josh Baulf: Boy: Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh, 2019
Josh Baulf was one of the finalists at the Amused Moose National New Comic Award Final 2018 that I attended at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018. Baulf’s cheeky personality on stage featuring stories about muggers getting younger were well told and got lots of big laughs from the comedy industry and paying audience.
It was great to see Baulf again at Birdies Comedy showcase in March 2019 trying out new material and effortlessly engaging with the crowd. In July 2019, I saw Baulf headline at Birdies Comedy performing ten minutes of his debut Edinburgh show which is thoroughly deserved. He sounds like Rob Beckett’s kid brother, but he has his own style with brilliant characterisations and stories about family life in London. His mischievous persona and enormous amount of confidence on stage made for an act that was exceptionally funny, and the three times I have now seen him do ten minutes, I have consistently belly laughed at him every time.
I was delighted to see his debut show Boy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019. His opening banter with the audience was confident and hilarious. Describing his goal as a boy to be a lad, the show dealt with his faults, and for forty-five minutes stories covering childhood, family, his relationship with his girlfriend and lad’s holidays were brilliantly told with lots of quick-fire humour and charm.
I predict great things for Baulf and I look forward to seeing him live on stage again soon. I wish him every success with his comedy journey.