Comedian Joe Pasquale has continued to delight audiences with his live stand-up tours for over 30 years. Along the way he’s voiced characters for Hollywood movies Garfield: A Tale of Two Kittens; Horton Hears A Who! Children’s television animation – Frankenstein’s Cat and starred in The Muppets’ 25th Anniversary show.
Joe made his theatrical debut in 1999 in Larry Shue’s The Nerd which prompted Time Out to describe his performance as “rib-shatteringly funny” and went on to appear in the touring productions of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in 2004; Mel Brooks’ The Producers in 2007; The Wizard of Oz in 2010, Doctor in the House with Robert Powell in 2012; Ha Ha Holmes – The Hound Of The Baskervilles in 2013; (2013-2015) in the West End and touring production of ‘Spamalot’ in the starring role of ‘King Arthur’ and most recently (Spring/Summer 2018) Joe starred in the lead role of Frank Spencer in the new touring production of ‘Some Mother Do ‘Ave ‘Em’ which will see a return to UK theatres in Spring/Summer 2020.
Added to this Joe was crowned King of the Jungle in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in 2004; starred in ITV’s Dancing on Ice in 2013; dangled from the ceiling of the London Palladium(!) in 2016 and 2017 for ITV’s Live From the Palladium; taken part in ITV’s Sugar Free Farm; appeared on 5 Royal Variety Performances and most recently, took part in ITV1’s ‘The All New Monty: Who Bares Wins’ for Stand Up To Cancer and has become a mainstay of the British Pantomime season with sold out performances each and every Christmas, with this coming Christmas seeing him perform as Wishee Washee in Aladdin at the Milton Keynes Theatre!
Since winning I’m A Celebrity, time has not stood still for Joe, one of the hardest working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today. Joe followed his I’m A Celebrity win by hosting his own ITV special An Audience with Joe Pasquale, which enjoyed ratings in excess of 9 million viewers! Joe also went on to host the long-running television serie The Price Is Right for ITV and at various times guest hosted the Paul O’Grady Show for Channel 4.
Having recently qualified as a pilot and taken up boxing and running, Joe has continued to enhance his ‘action man’ credentials by competing in a celebrity edition of Total Wipeout against the likes of Fatima Whitbread and Sally Gunnell; attempted to smash the ‘most amount of martial arts throws in a minute on Guinness World Records Smashed; spent time in a Costa Rican prison for Virgin One’s ‘The Prisoner X’ documentary season and was shipped off to the jungles of Guyana for the Discovery Channel’s Alone in the Wild series, where he survived alone with a camera, in the depths of the rainforest for 5 days!
And when he finds the time, Joe is continuing to study for his Open University Degree in Geo Sciences!