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 the most streamed comedian, across Comedy Central’s digital platforms, ever with 35M+ 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 tours with Trevor Noah as a part of the Loud & Clear tour and his first hour special #(HASHTAG), executive produced by Trevor Noah, premieres on Comedy Central June, 18 2021. His album ELUSIVE, a comedy and music mixtape, was released June 11 this year, through his label Chi City Baby Records.
Johnson lives in New York and can be seen performing regularly at The Comedy Cellar. His podcast 'The Josh Johnson Show' releases weekly.