Josh Wolf is an American comedian, actor and writer best known for appearing on Chelsea Handler's mockumentary-style comedy series After Lately and her talk show Chelsea Lately.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Amherst, Wolf had a love for comedy and making people laugh from an early age. As a teenager, he took to the stage in the Boston area, performing his first stand up show when he was 15 years old.
By the time he was in his mid-twenties, he was ready for a fresh start, and moved to Seattle, Washington in hopes of expanding his comedy career. He was able to get more stage time and practice in the comedy world, as indie musicians were dominating Seattle's live entertainment scene.
When he was 28, Wolf decided to make the move to Los Angeles. After several years in Seattle he had made his mark in the local comedy circuit, and wanted to play with the big boys of comedy.
He quickly discovered it wasn't any easier being a small fish in a saturated comedy pond, than a big fish in the entertainment pond of a port city.
In 1999, Wolf got his first big break, performing a one man show at the HBO Workspace, which landed him a talent deal at 20th Century Fox, and a deal for his own television series with ABC.
A deal with NBC soon followed. While testing the waters on the television front, Wolf began writing for TV, and quickly found it was another aspect of the entertainment business that he loved.
He wrote on numerous sitcoms including Yes, Dear, Will Smith's All of Us and Cuts, starring Shannon Elizabeth. He soon decided he wanted to dedicate all his time to writing and stepped down from stand up and appearing on camera.
In 2006 Wolf returned to television, appearing on the fourth season of Last Comic Standing. This also marked his return to sitcoms, recurring on the hit series My Name Is Earl from 2006-09, and recurring and writing for Raising Hope in 2010-11.
2009 was also a banner year for Wolf, as he started making regular appearances on Chelsea Handler's hit E! television series Chelsea Lately, and he toured nationwide with stand up comedy sensation Larry the Cable Guy.
Wolf also found a way to tap into his passion for sports, and hosted two seasons of The College Experiment, a comedic weekly online college sports show for Fox Sports.
In 2011 Wolf ended his touring with Larry the Cable Guy, and committed to appearing on Chelsea Lately once a week, while in conjunction writing for the show.
He also became a New York Times Bestselling Author, for his contributions to Chelsea Handler's bestselling book Lies that Chelsea Hander Told Me.
In 2012, Wolf landed a book deal with Grand Central Publishing to pen his first book written solo, It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Underprepared Single Dad. He also wrote a screenplay feature for Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison.
In addition to his work on Chelsea Lately, his stand up comedy tours, and his book, Wolf also works on a podcast with fellow Chelsea Lately round table member, Ross Mathews.
Airing on The Road Hop Network, Josh and Ross showcases the guys sharing their unique view on pop culture and the news of the day.
Wolf lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Beth. In his down time, he loves to hang out with his wife and kids, Trevor, Kaitlynn, and Jacob. On the charity front, Wolf has a passion for supporting the troops & actively participates with various organisations.
He is the cousin of actor Scott Wolf.