JOSH ALTON IS A RARITY IN THE WORLD OF STAND-UP COMEDY: HE’S AN ATHLETE-TURNED-COMEDIAN.
After playing his final collegiate football game, Alton hung up his cleats and shoulder pads for a microphone and a note pad and began doing stand up comedy. He moved from Des Moines, Iowa to Chicago where he studied improv at the famous Second City Theater and continued doing stand up. Eventually Alton became a regular performer at several Chicago comedy clubs including, the Improv, the Laugh Factory, and Riddles Comedy Club.
Alton has also performed at Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI, was featured in two stand up comedy documentaries, (“Road Dogs” and “American Smartass”) and even once did a commercial for the AMC Channel.
Now he lives back in Des Moines and tours all over the country, headlining comedy clubs, fundraisers and private events. Alton married the love of his life and has 2 daughters with her. His wife is a doctor so when he’s not touring he stays at home with his girls. For this reason Alton is considered the ultimate “trophy husband”. At least he thinks he is.