"My king-size bed makes me really well set-up for threesomes. Now all I need is two other people and some self-esteem.” - Josh Thomas on Twitter.
Head along to any Josh Thomas stand-up show and you'll see his hundreds of adoring teenage girl fans, who all dream about marrying him, even though he's telling them all about his gay sexploits with his ex.
Melbourne’s out gay comedic rising star Josh Thomas appears regularly on TV and in stand up, playing the Sydney Opera House and appearing on TV's Talking About Your Generation representing Generation Y.
Aged just 23, he’s already a veteran comedian. Since winning Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2007, Josh has toured festivals around Australia including the Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Comedy Festival’s as well as curating the Brisbane Comedy Festival.
His stand-up show Surprise was an honest and personal look at his first serious relationship (with fellow SS25 lister Tom Ballard). It was nominated for a Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Thomas says he occasionally sees homophobic feedback online, but just laughs it off. He told Same Same last year about his coming out: "No one cares except for the fourteen-year-old girls because they thought we were gonna get married and now they’re on Facebook saying 'A part of me died when I found out Josh Thomas was gay'. It’s pretty incredible that they think that’s why we’re not going to get married, and not because they’re twelve or something!"
The Same Same 25 is an annual celebration of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians. They are publicly nominated, and chosen by a panel of community leaders.
For the past two years, the announcement of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians has attracted widespread national media attention and focused on the achievements and influence of a varied and inspirational group of people.