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 picked that name out herself, because she's, like, totally creative. Josia went to Meadowlark Elementary School where she studied:
- 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. It should be noted that she may or may not have fibbed about how many cavities she'd had that year to win that role. Regardless, she found the experience encouraging.
Josia's formative years found her growing in both cup 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 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. She knew she'd found her calling. The local comedians took her in as one of their own, calling her "talented" and "edgy" and "shocking". 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. Soon, Josia will have come full-circle: She's bringing laughs back to her homeland with the May There Be Comedy Tour alongside fellow Wyoming-raised comic Brandt Tobler.
- The School of Hard KnocksMaster of Disaster, Ph.D in Pain, 1939 - 1945