The Mighty Ginge blog started as an emotional shield for Josh Richards – an optimistic, fresh-faced and career driven applied physics graduate – in his first foray into the ugly world of blogging. What started as protection from the harsh glare of accountability soon consumed him though, leaving Josh the directionless and morally bankrupt shell of a man who regularly confuses and angers audiences at comedy venues all over the UK.
Since then this bizarre and self-absorbed entity has branched out through both the online and real worlds, sucessfully destroying Josh’s real-life relationships and social skills in the process. Spreading like a virus, the Mighty Ginge now plans to subvert humanity through a combination of comedy writing, abusing social media, and threatening the well-being of household cats across the globe.
Josh Richards has been failing to be funny while succeeding at being weird his whole life, finding a taste for the absurd while studying the work of Harold Pinter in high school. Between blowing things up for the Australian Army while studying Applied Physics and Psychology (simultaneously confusing physics guys and terrifying psych girls), blowing things up for the mining industry, and blowing things up for the Royal Marine Commandos; he did the only reasonable thing a barefoot ginger physicist trained in mine-warfare can do – he started writing comedy in 2007 and performing stand-up in 2008.
After two successful years as a support act at the 2009 and 2010 Edinburgh Fringe festivals, a permanent move to the UK to pursue a career in stand-up, and his break-out 2011 Fringe one-man show “Apocalypse Meow”, Josh brings a unique brand of comedy to any event.
He has also not worn underwear for close to a decade…