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Joe Rowntree

Joe Rowntree is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter. He graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2003 with a BSc Hons in Psychology. His television career started back in 2001 writing put-downs for Anne Robinson on "The Weakest Link". He has hosted 2 UK tours of "Brainiac Live" which culminated at the Hammersmith Apollo after appearing in all six series of the award-winning hit Sky 1 show "Brainiac: Science Abuse" and recently recorded "Dave's One Night Stand" (Dave), which he was a huge hit on!

In 2013, Joe performed his first character show: Joe Rowntree is a Bit of a Character that received very warm reviews. In 2014 he returned to the Festival with his brand new character act, Morgan Berry: Pet Bereavement Counsellor and received glowing reviews including four stars in Chortle. In 2015, Morgan Berry returns to Edinburgh as part of his first UK Bereavement Tour with Morgan Berry: Watership Down. For more information you can visit Morgan’s website

Stand-Up Comedy

Joe performs at the most prestigious and reputable comedy clubs across the UK and International comedy circuit including:
  • The Comedy Store
  • The Glee Club
  • Banana Cabaret
  • The Comedy Café
  • The Stand
  • Komedia name a few!

Joe has also been a hit overseas in Dubai, Qatar and Bahrain (with the Comedy Store) and throughout Europe and America. He has supported Rhod Gilbert and Stephen K Amos in theatres on their national tours and performed for a month in Mary Tobin’s Best of Fest package show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2012!

Joe also promotes and hosts Gut Rocking Comedy Club which he established in 2007 upstairs at the Oxford pub in Kentish Town, North London. In 2010, the club moved south of the river to East Dulwich where we he has been running monthly comedy nights ever since. Joe recently moved to Bexleyheath with his family and has set up a second night upstairs at the Boathouse in Danson Park.

Television & Acting

Joe's television acting appearances include:
  • "Dave's One Night Stand" (Dave)
  • "Public Eye" (Channel 4)
  • "Evil Genius" (Discovery Channel)
  • "The Sack Race" (BBC2)
  • "In Your Face" (Bravo)
  • "1970s Office" (Sky 1)
  • Adverts for MTV and Burger King
  • "The Richard Hammond Show" (ITV)
  • "Richard & Judy" (Channel 4)
  • “Brainiac: Science Abuse” & “Brainiac’s Test Tube Baby” (Sky 1)
  • "Secret Interview" (Channel 5)


  • "Sean Hughes Podcast" (Under the Radar)
  • "Claudia Winkelman's Art Show" (BBC Radio 2)
  • "The Blame Game" (BBC Radio Northern Ireland)


  • The Health Insurance group (Stand up)
  • British American Tobacco (Stand up)
  • Adidas (Chelsea FC warm-up artist for UK shirt launch at Stamford Bridge)
  • Pernod Ricard (warm-up artist for Annual General Conference)
  • Müller (Motivation Session)