As a stand-up, Johnson headlines clubs, colleges, and festivals around the world. In 2015, he was named one of Comedy Central’s Comic to Watch, in 2016 a New Face at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, and in 2018 the winner of the New York's Funniest competition at the New York Comedy Festival.
Johnson’s most recent stand-up special, Josh Johnson: Up Here Killing Myself, premiered on Peacock earlier this year to rave reviews touting Josh as a naturally gifted story teller. Comedy Central released Johnson’s first hour-long special #(Hashtag) in June 2021.
Johnson’s self-released comedy and music mixtape album Elusive, was described by Vanyaland as live stand-up observational humor with musical compositions. Both elements wade in and out of political and social waters between the two arcs of the multi-genre epic". Johnson also co-hosts the weekly podcast, The Josh Johnson Show (with fellow stand-up Logan Nielsen).
Johnson’s other credits include, CONAN (TBS), @Midnight, Kevin Hart's Hart of The City, The New Negroes, and This Week at The Comedy Cellar on Comedy Central.
Johnson lives in New York and can be seen performing regularly at The Comedy Cellar.
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