About Me

Travel and comedy are my two passions

joseph_picture_1Travel writing

I was born in southern England in 1985: the perfect place at the perfect time for the low-cost Euro airline boom. At the age of 16, I strapped on a virgin backpack, printed my very first e-ticket and jetted off to unearth the countless charms of continental Europe. It was the beginning of a lifelong travel passion that has - to date - encompassed 75 countries across four continents.

In May 2010, I decided to try my luck as a full-time travel writer, and since then I've written for a number of international travel publications such as National Geographic, Forbes Travel Guide, The Independent, USA Today and lots of in-flight magazines.

Now dividing my time between Edinburgh and Prague, I've carved my niche within the worlds of luxury and adventure travel. In addition to my work as a freelance writer, I'm also the founder and editor-in-chief of the travel writing agency World Words.

 

 

joseph_picture_2Comedy writing

At a young age, I developed a (slightly unhealthy) obsession with British sitcom, from timeless classics like Hancock's Half Hour, Fawlty Towers and Blackadder to great modern sitcoms such as The Office, Nathan Barley and Him & Her. Inevitably, I decided to study Scriptwriting for Film and Television at Bournemouth University... and then completed a dissertation about the 'Britcom'.

Since university, I've written everything from topical sketches for BBC Radio 4 Extra to satirical articles for Newsthump to marital gags for The Best Man Speech. I also co-created comedy sketch podcast The Chop House, as heard on Kooba Radio and NTS.

In late 2017, I set up Junior Productions, a production company specialising in short form comedy for various platforms. To date, completed projects including the award-winning short film The Man Who Stopped and the barnstorming live sketch show Birds.