Who Is Joel Dommett? New Details On The Comic From 'Comedians Of The World' On Netflix

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Who Is Joel Dommett? New Details On The Comic From 'Comedians Of The World' On Netflix

Comedians of the World on Netflix premiered on January 1st and is already receiving rave reviews. The series features 30-minute stand-up acts from 47 different comics, hailing from all over the globe. How’s that for variety?

And one of the comics who stands out is Joel Dommett, who is from the UK. But exactly who is Joel Dommett? Whether or not you know him or have watched his comedy, he’s certainly underrated. You can watch his special, but you should probably get to know him a little bit first. Here are 5 things to know about Joel Dommett and how he got his start.


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1. He’s appeared in television.

Dommett is most known for his roles in Skins, Impractical Jokers UK, Live in Chelsea, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, and Joel & Nish vs The World. He’s also appeared in Reality Bites, Bring the Noise, The Chase, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, Roast Battle, and Loose Women.

2. His recent show is quite quirky.

Along with fellow comedian Nish Kumar, the two have traveled all over the UK for their show Joel & Nish vs The World. The two would participate in challenges, including marathons, kung fu, sumo wrestling, and sheep shearing.

3. He released a memoir.

In 2017, he released his memoir, It's Not Me, It's Them: Confessions of a Hopeless Modern Romantic. According to him, the book is about his experiences with dating, relationships, and sex:

“I wrote a diary when I was 17 years old, the age when all you want in life is to see more boobies and have a small fridge in your bedroom. On the 19/4/03, the day after I lost my virginity, I wrote this bold statement.

I’m scared to have sex with someone else but I want to get better at this. I think I just need to do it more. Maybe 40 people? More than 40 people is slutty. I definitely want to fall in love before I reach 40.

Join me as I plot you through my past and current dating, relationship and sexual fails on my way to potentially disappoint my 17-year-old expectations to find The One.”


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4. He’s engaged.

Eventually, Dommett did find The One with model Hannah Cooper. The two met through Instagram after she private messaged him, and hit it off on their first date!

“She sent me an emoji with a cat with the heart eyes, and that was it. I’ve been burned online with relationships before, but we met up and got on really well and went on a super first date. Now on every anniversary we replicate our first date,” he said.

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And how he proposed was even sweeter. He gave her a copy of his memoir, and ripped the last page out, and popped the question when she reached the end:

“I gave her the first version of the book, and got her to read the whole book but ripped out the final page. She asked '’why did you rip it out'’ and I got down on one knee. I lit 200 candles and wore a tuxedo, and learned how hot a small London flat can get with that many candles. But she was like, ‘I'm in a Rod Stewart t-shirt’ and then she said yes.”

5. A catfish almost ended his career!

Though he can laugh about it now, he was a victim of catfishing and had a sex tape of his leaked. The catfish then blackmailed him, and the video leaked in 2016 right before he went on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. In speaking about it, the comedian hopes to spread the word about cybercrime.

“I'm trying to figure out the right charity to associate myself with, but all I’m doing at the moment is talking about it as much as possible and hopefully warning people if it looks like it’s happening to them. It's mad, it's an epidemic. It’s a real new type of crime that nobody really knows about. Hopefully, even though I’m laughing about what is a horrific thing, I can warn people if it’s coming their way.”


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Samantha Maffucci is an associate editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.