Fat, balding and living at the YMCA, Josh is crude, rude and unpredictable. Josh is the loose cannon, the oddball, the crazy eight, the X-Factor that creates the excitement, drama and humor we’ve all come to expect from Crass Sophisticate.
Fueled by alcohol, rat jerky and a lust for busty broads and money- Josh acts on impulse, never considering the consequences for his actions or thinking things through.
While Justin represents pessimism and depression, Josh has grown to counter his counterpart with hope and high expectations. However, Josh is so often disillusioned that it’s rare when anything goes the way Josh intends.
While early issues indicate that Josh may have worked in a grocery store, it’s become clear that no matter how Josh makes his living, he’s an incredibly cheap asshole.
We find out in I Love Ham! that Josh is Jewish – something that may have contributed to his stinginess. Josh also loves Chicago, movies, processed meats, and beer.
Josh’s character seems to follow a trend for recent issues. In the beginning of an issue, Josh is capable of holding an intelligent argument with Justin, but as they drink and the story progresses Josh will become increasingly stupider. Regardless, Josh and Justin have become a unique pair – complementing each other and offering readers hours of entertainment.