5 Minutes with Josh Wade
Josh Wade is an up and coming star in the comedy sphere. With over 355 thousand followers on his Facebook page and 100 thousand YouTube subscribers he has developed a huge online following since he started to post online back in 2008. His content revolves around observational humor that often pushes boundaries while still being highly entertaining.
Here is our Q&A with Josh Wade, a proud member of the Boom Network.
What inspired you to start a YouTube channel?
I began making random vlogs (that no longer exist on the internet thank god!) back in 2007. I remember hearing about YouTube back in 2006 when a story aired on 60 minutes. I began watching videos then, and before long – I wanted to become apart of the community that I fell in love with!
What do you do when you aren’t creating videos?
If I’m not filming, I’m somewhere around Australia doing a gig or just sitting in my home watching wrestling or refreshing my Facebook newsfeed. Pretty pathetic really.
What are your pet peeves?
Although my characters would never say this – personally I cannot stand people who don’t use manners. ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’ go a long way. I also hate people with ego’s – it kills me!
What is your creative process like when you create a video?
Well, if its a skit, I normally just write up a few punch lines I can think of and the rest and is all improvised on the spot. As for the interviews, none of that is planned (which is scary)
Your videos are quite interactive with the public, what you think has been the most memorable experience filming?
Well, the thing I enjoy about performing with public is the fact I get to play a character and fool them into thinking I am a real person. The character I use in interviews is basically made up of all the characteristics I dislike in people, and put into one – and then I document how people respond to this ‘person’. My most memorable experience was getting slapped incredibly hard by an American women. Great footage!
What do you think is your most ‘out there’ video to date?
Possibly my interviews at a music festival. I’m surprised I am still alive. Literally.
What was it like when you first met some fans in real life?
I went to Melbourne to film about 6 months back and we were in a random suburb and I had a bunch of blokes come up to me and say they were big fans. I couldn’t believe it. I live in the top part of North Queensland, and to have a group of fans on the opposite part of the country was out of this world!
Who are your top 5 favourite International YouTubers?
Phillip Defranco (The first YouTuber I ever subscribed too) Sam Pepper, KassemG, SoldierKnowsBest, ShayCarl
Do you actively communicate with others who vlog about similar topics and themes? Any channels you would like to shout out to?
Sure! I would have to say one of my best friends through YouTube would be Neel Kolhatkar, we met at VIDinc and he has been the most relatable person I know. I also really enjoy watching Ruckuslike (Brianne Worth) – I just really enjoy creators that speak the truth about social issues!
Do you have any tips for people who aspire to follow in your footsteps?
Just do it! It took me about 4 years for things to actually take off, but I stuck to my guns and it finally worked out! I love meeting other creators and performers and YouTube is a great community and launching pad for any industry!
What do you think is the most rewarding part of being a YouTuber?
Meeting new people, fans, creators and that I am apart of a community that is growing bigger every day, and will eventually take over the worlds entertainment (MUAHAHA)