Joel Israel - The Underground Champ
"A potential star" - The Scotsman
Joel Israel has battled drugs for the sake of his wife and baby, but
since coming off realises he doesn't actually have a wife or baby. He
has rocked, tickled and slightly confused audiences at comedy clubs
and festivals across Scotland, London and the Caribbean, and is an
experienced and generous compere.
Joel has written for and performed in a range of tv and radio
programmes, including the BBC's Just For Laughs, Airport, Business
Breakfast and the Mark Tonderai Show. He also hosted Live TV's Stand
Up Show, which drew huge audiences by being on just before Topless
Darts, as well as their Club Guide.
Winner of a BBC Radio competition to find the best new black comedy
writer, and named "Man of the Month" by The Voice.