Joe Rowntree

Joe Rowntree is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter. 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), on which he was a huge hit.

Stand-Up Comedy

Joe was at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 performing with the late great Sean Hughes. He will be back in 2018 for a solo show.

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 also made his Australian debut, in 2012, performing for a month in Mary Tobin’s Best of Fest package show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

TV and Acting

Joe's television acting appearances include:

  • 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)


  • Claudia Winkelman's Art Show (BBC Radio 2)
  • The Blame Game (BBC Radio Northern Ireland


Joe's heading to Edinburgh! His new show Bit Of A Character is a riot of creativity, with Joe's trademark zaniness and charm underpinning all his wacky creations:

Joe Rowntree: Bit of a Character
4th -16th August 
8:45pm BANSHEE LABYRINTH Cinema Room | @joerowntree | YouTube