Joe Wells" writing career began when his first book "Touch and Go Joe" about his experiences of OCD was published, since then he has made a name for himself as a stand up comic, writer and speaker. Joe now focuses mainly on his unique brand of political comedy. In 2014 Joe performed his debut show "Night Of The Living Tories" (**** Chortle, **** BroadwayBaby). he has opened for Frankie Boyle, Alexei Sayle and Stephen K Amos his London Dates and started his politics based podcast "Think Tank". In 2016 Joe's second show, '10 Things I Hate About UKIP' was a complete sell out at the Edinburgh Fringe, He addressed the Cambridge Union Debating Society and returned to open for more of Frankie Boyle's London dates.
As seen on Amnesty International's "Human TV" and on BBC2's Ouch Storytelling Live
New Act Of The Year (formerly Hackney Empire) 2011 – Finalist
The Guide Award Comedian of the Year 2014 - Winner
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2012 - Runner Up
The Guide Award for Best Comedy 2011 – Shortlisted
London New Comedy Awards 2010 – Finalist
The Guide Award for Best Comedy 2009 – Shortlisted
"Joe Wells is a skilled jokesmith who threads great gags through intelligent political material that, whilst razor-sharp, is never particularly angry or dark. As the first gross gags open up into smarter, topical ones it"s clear that this is a tightly-structured, well thought-out set. Excellent jokes and sly political comment wrapped tightly in a neat parcel which delivers regular, powerful laughs from a delighted audience. He spins new life out of easy targets like bankers and the BNP with some wonderful imagery" British Comedy Guide
"A star of the future... some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian in his early 20s" The Guardian
"This show is a genuine hidden treasure of the Fringe... ...Clever, insightful and funny, well structured jokes are set up and delivered intelligently and candidly. Top stuff." Chortle
"A real venom in his delivery seemed to communicate that the numerous laughs that he manages to obtain are just positive collateral to the message he is trying to portray"
"A tight confident set with some exceedingly clever moments" Fest Magazine
"A much-needed voice against hypocrisy as well as a wonderfully talented stand-up comedian, Joe Wells uses his comedy to burst a gigantic hole in the sides of homophobia, misogyny and racism while still managing to remain funny throughout" Portsmouth News