Josh Thomson

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Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Height 183cm
Age 43
Location New Zealand - Auckland

Photographs by Nick Gibb


Photographs by Nick Gibb

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Archery, Artist, Bass Guitar, Bowls, Clarinet, Comedian (Stand-Up), Cricket, Director, Drums, Fire Breathing, Fishing, Full Licence, Golf, Guitar, Indoor Cricket, MC, Presenter, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Saxophone, Singer, Stage Combat Training, Theatre Sports, Voice Artist, Writer


American (standard), Australian, British, Polynesian, RP

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2022Don't Make Me Go, 'Guy Connelly'

Amazon Dir: Hannah Marks
2022How to Please a Woman, 'Ben'

Be Feisty Production Dir: Renee Webster
2020Baby, Done, 'Beth's Ex'

Baby Piki Ltd Dir: Curtis Vowell
2019Guns Akimbo, 'Grim'

Supernova films Dir: Jason Lei Howden
2017Pork Pie, 'Fats'

Four Knights Film Dir: Matt Murphy
2017Gary of the Pacific, 'Gary (lead)'

The Downlow Concept Dir: Jarrod Holt, Nigel McCulloch & Ryan Hutchings
2010My Wedding and Other Secrets, 'Neil'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Roseanne Liang


2024My Life is Murder, 'Park Ranger'

Cordell Jigsaw Productions, Greenstone Pictures Dir: Various
2023The Office Australia, 'Martin'

Amazon Prime Dir: Jackie Van Beek, Jessie Griffin & Christiaan Van Vuuren
2023Time Bandits, 'Hen the Giant'

Apple+ Dir: Tim Van Dammen
2023 Creamerie Season II, 'Shaun'

Hulu Dir: Roseanne Liang
21-22Good Grief: season I & II, 'Dean Dolce (core cast)'

Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Dir: Kiel McNaughton
20-21Wellington Paranormal: season III & IV, 'Satan'

NZ documentary board Ltd Dir: Jemaine Clement
20-21Young Rock: season I & II, 'Bob (recurring)'

Universal Television Dir: Various
2020How to stay Married, 'Con'

Dynamic Television Dir: Various
2020Inside, 'Adrian'

Luminous Beast Dir: Peter Salmon
2020Educators: season II, 'Gareth Clevedon'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Jesse Griffin
18-20The New Legends of Monkey: season I & II, 'Pigsy (core cast)'

See-Saw Films Dir: Peter Andrikidis & Thomas Robins
2016Terry Teo, 'Det. McMurry (core cast)'

Semi-Professional Pictures Dir: Gerard Johnstone
2016Funny Girls, 'Mrs Pumpernickel'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Madeleine Sami

Web Series

2023My Favourite Dead Person, 'Host'

Thedownlowconcept Dir: Nigel McCulloch & Miriama McDowell
2017Cheeky First Dates, 'Tom'

Northwest Digital
2016The Critic and the Pig (review show), 'Co-host'

The Downlow Concept Dir: Various

Television Commercials

22-23MTF Finance

NZ only
19-20Sky Value

NZ only

NZ only
2019Air New Zealand

NZ 6 Months
2019Warehouse Stationery

NZ only

Television Appearances

17-23The Project, 'co-host'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
21-23Patriot Brains: season I & II, 'Panelist '

The Downlow Concept, TVNZ Dir: Various
12-237 Days, 'Panelist (regular)'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
2023The Great Comedy Debate, 'Host'

NZ International Comedy Festival, Discovery NZ
2023 NZ International Comedy Gala, 'Himself'

NZ International Comedy Festival, Discovery NZ
2022Taskmaster, season III, 'Contestant (Winner)'

20-22Have You Been Paying Attention?, 'Himself'

TVNZ Dir: Various
2022The Great Comedy Debate, 'Comedian'

NZ International Comedy Festival, Discovery NZ
2018Subject: Dad, 'Himself'

The Downlow Concept Dir: Various
2017Family Feud, 'Panelist '

Mediaworks Dir: Various

Voice Work

19-23Kiri and Lou (animated series), 'Dalvanius'

Kiri and Lou Ltd
2021Te Meke Space (animated series), 'JNR-572'

Mukpuddy Animation Dir: Ryan Cooper
2020The War at Home (animated series), 'Vincent Te Kiri'

Ardament Entertainment
2019Quimbos Quest (animated series)

Mukpuddy Animation
16-19The Barefoot Bandits (animated series), 'Fridge'

Mukpuddy Animation

MC / Speaker

MC / Speaker


Actor, Comedian, Host, Improvisor, Live Performance Host, Panelist, Writer


Josh Thomson is a Timaru born funny man from sturdy South Island, NZ, and even sturdier Tongan Island Stock. He studied Theatre and Film at the University of Otago and now has the ubiquitous Bachelor of Arts stashed carefully somewhere.

Josh arrived in Auckland in the early ’00s looking to become a stand up comedian, and ended up nailing the assignment – as well as working behind the scenes as a director, writer and editor he soon was cutting it on stage with the big names in shows such as ‘Pulp Comedy’, ‘The Last Laugh’ and ‘Night at the Classic’. He’s now a recognisable face to most NZers from his regular appearances on popular weekly comedy panel show ‘7 Days’, and the previous weekly news and current affairs talk show ‘The Project’.

He’s graced the small screen in some iconic commercials and several local TV series including ‘Wellington Paranormal’, ‘Educators’, and ‘Terry Teo’, and has enjoyed working on various international TV shows including Netflix’s ‘The New Legends Of Monkey’, and NBC’s ‘Young Rock’.

Recently he has been on the big screen alongside some of the great names of Australian comedy, in How to Please a Woman. And many other naturally captivating cameos in Baby, Done, Guns Akimbo, Pork Pie and My Wedding And Other Secrets grace the pages of his CV.

He’s toured with NZ’s best comedians both doing stand up and the “7Days: Live” show across the length of the New Zealand. He’s hosted the NZ Film Awards, the 48Hour Film awards, various corporate events as well as guest spots at the NZ Music awards.

Josh continues to work internationally as an actor, MC and comedian.


We had a great time and Josh was a smash hit with the people attending. I have people stopping me in the street to say how much they enjoyed the event so I think we can tick that off as a job well done. Please pass on our thanks for Josh again for us.

Helen Garner, CEO, Whanganui Chamber of Commerce

Josh was superb! We have had amazing feedback and his presence really set the tone for the whole event which was a big success

Josie Pagani, Council for International Development (CID)

Josh was very funny. Kept things interesting and within the script we had for the day.We would definitely look at engaging Josh again for future events Higgins have. A true professional. Engaged with staff, did his homework on Higgins which was fantastic.Easy to talk to and you can see why people love him.It all went very smooth.

Dwayne Mason, Higgins

Josh was fantastic and everyone loved him. He was a wonderful MC just the right balance of professionalism and humour.

Gemma Angus, BP Oil New Zealand


Voice Characteristics

Retail, Narrative, Character, Bloke, Cartoon, Comedy, Energetic, Kiwi, Mid Range, Smooth, Upbeat, Warm






Josh is a household name and a legend on the New Zealand comedy scene. He has been a mainstay on comedy panel shows like 7DaysHave You Been Paying Attention, Patriot Brains.

As an actor he’s graced the small screen in Netflix’s The New Legends Of Monkey, NBC’s Young Rock and local hits Good Grief, INSiDEWellington Paranormal and Educators. His feature film work includes the recent Australian smash How to Please a Woman, the new American feature Don’t Make Me Go, and local favourites Gary of the Pacific, Pork Pie, Guns Akimbo

Josh continues to work as a live performer, whether gigging on tour with 7DaysLive, headlining Laughs Unleashed or as an MC for corporate events. He’s hosted the NZ Film Awards, the 48Hour Film awards, various Vodafone events and several spots for the NZ Music awards.

Watch Josh perform at ‘The Best Foods Comedy Gala 2022’ here