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Joseph is the co-creator of Austentatious - an improvised comedy show in the style of Jane Austen. 

Over the last decade, Austentatious has developed into one of the most successful improvised shows in the UK. Based on a single audience suggestion, the cast improvise a full-length comic play, decked out in Regency garb and accompanied by a live musician. 

The show is currently resident in London’s West End, has had many sell-out Edinburgh Festival runs, and has toured across the UK and Europe. The show has had two specials on BBC Radio 4, and performed everywhere from Hay Festival to Latitude. 


Fellow cast members include Cariad Lloyd (Griefcast), Rachel Parris (The Mash Report) and Andrew Hunter Murray (No Such Thing As A Fish). 


★★★★★ - The Times 

★★★★★ - Chortle

★★★★ - The Guardian 

For full information on the cast and latest updates on tours, please head to the Austentatious website:   

Improv Projects

Improv Projects

Joseph can be seen performing with a number of different groups in the capital.

He has guested multiple times with The Comedy Store Players, appearing alongside Phill Jupitus, Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, and more. 

He has also improvised with companies including Improbable, The Free Association, and Baby Wants Candy. He can be seen guesting at Grand Theft Impro, Criminal, and assorted other London improv nights.


His own projects include Life Is Fantastic (with Graham Dickson), The StreetView Show (with Daniel Roberts) and FMProv - an improvised format based around found radio broadcasts. 

He is also an experienced improv coach and workshop leader - feel free to get in touch here for more information. 

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