Josh Cake is a comedian, guitarist, pianist, singer, composer, teacher, poet, playwright, cartoonist, actor, and model, from Melbourne, Australia.
Josh's poetry was first published at the age of 10. Since then, his poems, short stories, and essays have been included in a range of anthologies. He wrote the blog Penguin on Porpoise, a repeat finalist at the International Weblog Awards.
At 24, his Youtube channel has reached hundreds of thousands of people in over 100 countries. Noted for his exceptional awareness and connection with his audience, his stand-up comedy and cabaret has won critical acclaim and packed audiences in both Australia and Europe. He has written and performed several musical theatre productions, and held residencies at the finest piano lounges and cabaret bars in France and Italy. He writes and performs in English, French, and Italian.
Josh has hosted a number of Australian radio and television programmes, as well as appearing in several plays and films. He also writes scripts and composes musical scores for theatre and film.
With qualifications from the University of Melbourne (Australia), the Università per Stranieri di Siena (Italy), and Paris Sorbonne University (France), Josh is a highly trained and dedicated educational professional. He has taught in a huge range of contexts, from schools to universities to private students of all ages, and delivers specialist workshops in music, comedy, poetry, and performance.
Josh's thrilling skills as a guitarist and a pianist, combined with an extraordinarily intelligent instinct for comedy and an immediately endearing charm, make him a formidable and enchanting performer. He channels his many passions, most prominently food, music, and language, through a comedic prism that is both absurd and macabre. He effortlessly reconciles joy and sorrow, empathy and cynicism, as he simultaneously celebrates and mourns all that he encounters in life and death.