FHM's Stand-Up Hero. Josh Widdicombe.

FHM's Stand-Up Hero

ITV4 stand-up competition. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series) in 2010. Stars Brendon Burns.

Press Clippings

Josh Widdicombe wins FHM Stand-Up Hero 2010

26 year-old comedian Josh Widdicombe has won FHM's 2010 stand-up comedy competition, picking up the £10,000 first prize.

British Comedy Guide, 7th December 2010

An Interview with Brendon Burns

The Aussie comic talks tax returns, nunneries, and giant upside-down purple cows.

Sinead Bevan, Spoonfed, 9th November 2010

There's obviously a rather tragic element to the group of wannabes chasing their 20 minutes dishing out barbs to drunk hecklers at Jongleurs. But FHM's Stand-Up Hero does have its good points, notably Brendan Burns as the presenter, who after his stint on I'm A Celeb has learned how to host without selling your soul and guides the contest towards a satisfying laughfest.

TV Bite, 26th October 2010

FHM launches its 2010 stand-up competition

FHM Magazine has launched its 2010 search to find Britain's best undiscovered stand-up comedian... with a big £10,000 top prize.

British Comedy Guide, 11th August 2010

ITV4 orders series based on FHM's stand-up contest

ITV have ordered a six-part series of FHM's Stand-Up Hero following the success of the pilot shown earlier this year.

British Comedy Guide, 29th July 2010

Chortle Review of 2009 Final

For the final of one of the most valuable competitions in comedy - its £5,000 top prize topped only by the Edinburgh Comedy Awards - the audience for FHM's Search For A Stand-Up Hero contest seemed sluggish and hard to impress.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 24th November 2009