#040: Josh Wade: Sometimes you have to do things that you don’t want to do

By Jordan Michaelides
November 15, 2017

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Josh Wade ( @joshwadecomedy ) is a comedian, entertainer, podcast host, and budding documentarian. Josh has built a career around brilliant comedy that was forged in the pits of YouTube through sheer necessity and the creation of the realistic character, “Cunny”.

Josh is as real as they get. They often say that art must reflect your life, and he has certainly experienced it through dark periods that you and I may never have to experience.

His acceptance and openness of these hardships shows a man that can dig deep into just about any topic, and tell the story behind it.

You’ll learn through his stand-up, docos and podcast that he has a thirst and drive to understand the intricacies around your world, helping people understand it further in the process.

This was an amazing opportunity to interview a young man that’s achieved a lot in a small period of time, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Topics we covered included;

  • The Janoskians & fandom culture

  • How the character ‘Cunny’ came about

  • Noticing the knack for comedy

  • Advice to those dealing with dark periods

  • Experiences with anxiety & panic attacks

  • How he views himself

  • Being not just an entertainer, but a brand

  • The idea of broadening into larger media

  • The podcast, and his political viewpoint

Enjoy the episode, 
Jordan & Lauren




Show notes

  • 05:50 - Opening topic: The Janoskians & fandom culture

  • 09:38 - How the character ‘Cunny’ came about

  • 20:45 - Noticing the knack for comedy

  • 25:25 - Advice to those dealing with dark periods

  • 37:33 - Experiences with anxiety & panic attacks

  • 43:14 - How he views himself

  • 44:55 - Being not just an entertainer, but a brand

  • 47:02 - The idea of broadening into larger media

  • 54:20 - The podcast, and his political viewpoint

  • 01:02:23 - Morning and evening routines

  • 01:04:26 - What he’s most proud of

  • 01:05:08 - Most influential book he’s read

  • 01:06:42 - Favourite podcasts right now

  • 01:08:14 - Creating the perfect ‘Frankencomedian’


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