Josia Elliott hails from a small Mountain Town in Wyoming. When she was 3 years old she had an imaginary friend, an amicable wolf named “Wolfie”. Josia really dug deep into the depths of her creative reserves to chose “Wolfies” name.
At age 7, Josia went to Meadowlark Elementary School where she majored in:
- field trips
- lying about how many laps she’d done in P.E class, and
In 3rd grade, she was cast in the Annual Dental Health Play as a giant box of dental floss. (She may or may not have fibbed about how many cavities she’d had that year to win the role.)
Josia’s formative years found her growing in both shoe size and gumption, leading her to push the envelope and gain laughter from her peers by pulling improvisational pranks and acting out scenes from popular-at-the-time movies. She admits she probably went too far, that one time, when she asked her 6th grade teacher to “draw her like one of his french girls” but still thinks detention and counseling and a restraining order were a wee bit alarmist.
Upon graduation Josia decided college was not for her. (Okay, truth be told, she dropped out 3 times before this really sunk in.) And so, armed with imaginary friends, cavities and a deep desire for things impossible to learn in a classroom, she set forth into the world.
One evening, she found herself at an open mic in Fort Collins, Colorado. She told some jokes, got some laughs and nearly peed her pants from fright. She knew she’d found her calling. The local comedians took her in as one of their own, calling her “talented” and “edgy” and “lopsided“. They said all of this while looking at her boobs. Encouraged, aroused and determined, she moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of world domination…
And so far, it’s coming along. You can now (barely) see Josia in Tenacious D‘s music videos “Roadie” and “Rise of the Fenix”, guest starring with various sketch comedy groups around Los Angeles, or yukking it up on the Main Stage at the World Famous Comedy Store. In May of 2013, Josia brought laughs back to her homeland of Wyoming with the ‘May There Be Comedy Tour’ alongside fellow Wyoming-raised comic Brandt Tobler. In October of 2013, Josia embarked on a 4 state, multi-city Comedy and Blues tour with musician Micah Wyatt and the Barefoot Band.