After winning the hearts of Australia as an award-winning stand-up comedian, Josh Thomas turned his hand to writing, acting, and producing and has garnered global recognition for his groundbreaking television comedy Please Like Me. Inspired by his stand-up comedy and real-life experiences, it explores the world of a young man in no hurry to grow up. But as he navigates a bipolar mother, a father in mid-life crisis, a baby sister, an anxiety-ridden boyfriend, a flaky ex-girlfriend and an unmotivated housemate, he may just be the sanest person he knows.

Please Like Me, is a world-renowned queer anthem. Josh created, starred in and co-executive produced the series with the Australian Broadcasting Company. Participant Media’s Pivot Network came on board to ensure production of the three subsequent seasons. Over four critically acclaimed seasons, Please Like Me was nominated for an International Emmy Award, GLAAD Media Award and GALECA Dorian Award. In 2014 the series was awarded by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts with “Best Television Comedy Series.” In addition, throughout its run Please Like Me was nominated by AACTA for “Best Screenplay,” “Best Sound” and “Best Direction,” and for his performance on-screen Josh received two nominations for “Best Performance in a Television Comedy.” The series is an Australian DGA and WGA winner, a three-time nominee, and one time recipient of “Best Comedy” by the AWGIE Awards as well as a winner and three-time nominee for “Outstanding Comedy Program” by Australia’s Logie Awards. All four seasons received a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Following on from Please Like Me, Josh served as creator, showrunner, executive producer and star in Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform/Hulu), on which he also served frequently as director. The two seasons chronicle Josh as “Nicholas” –a neurotic twenty-something-year-old raising his teenage half-sisters, one of whom is on the Autism spectrum, after their dad’s untimely death –has received widespread critical applause for its groundbreaking portrayal of neurodiverse characters and honest queer storytelling. This year Josh is appearing in the current line-up for Taskmaster Australia which launched in May.

Please Like Me was hailed as one of the best shows on television by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, TIME, Vanity Fair, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Radio Times, Heat, TV Tonight, Junkee, Pedestrian, Vox and The A.V. Club, and twice was named in the top five TV shows of the year by America’s influential Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Episodes Available

Season 1 - 6 x 30
Season 2 - 10 x 30
Season 3 - 10 x 30
Season 4 - 6 x 30

Production Company

A Pigeon Fancier / John and Josh International Production;
A Participant Media Original Series in association with ABC TV

Commissioning Broadcaster

ABC (Australia), Pivot USA


Best Comedy – Australian Academy Awards (2014 & 2015)

Best Comedy – Australian Writers Build

Best Comedy – Australian Directors Guild

Nominated for Best Comedy Series – International Emmy Award

‘sweetly melancholic… a bit like “Louie” or “Girls”—that is, if Louis CK were Australian or Lena Dunham gay.’
The New Yorker

‘One of the best shows on TV’

‘Thomas is a Modern-Day Oscar Wilde, a sharp-witted dandy who skewers hipster idiocy'
Entertainment Weekly

'All I ever want is to be curled in bed watching Please Like Me. This show soothes my existential unrest. I love you @JoshThomas87'
Lena Dunham (via Twitter)

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