Joshua Michael Thomas (born 26 May 1987) is an Australian comedian, actor and writer living in Melbourne. In 2005, he won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Raw Comedy Competition. He has since appeared on television numerous times, including as a regular and Generation Y team captain on Network Ten's Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation. In 2013, Thomas created the award-winning ABC2 and Pivot television series Please Like Me, which he also co-wrote and starred in.
Thomas was born in Blackwater, Queensland, the son of Rebecca and Mike Thomas. He lived in Chapel Hill and Westlake in Brisbane's western suburbs and attended Kenmore State High School, graduating in 2004. He studied for a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in Television at the Queensland University of Technology, but dropped out after one year.
In 2005 he won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's RAW Comedy Award. He made the finals of So You Think You're Funny at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The following year, he was selected to perform in The Comedy Zone, a showcase of Australia's most promising up-and-coming comedians presented by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.