There is no one quite like Josie Long, but thank goodness there is one person that is precisely her. A comedy prodigy - she won the prestigious So You Think You're Funny competition aged just 17 years old - she has gone on to forge a unique path for herself, creating enormously uplifting stand-up comedy which blooms at the place where idiosyncratic storytelling, activism, politics, homemade props, delicate whimsy and brutal honest meet. It's unsurprising that her career is filled with awards and nominations - Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer winner and 3 nominations for best show - plus a trail of groundbreaking charities established, alternative reality tours and artfully made films.
Josie has performed stand-up around the world and her eighth solo stand-up show, Something Better, started in full swing in September 2016 with a sell-out two weeks at the Soho Theatre in London, followed by a two-week run at the Barrow Street Theatre New York. In 2017, Josie has continued her success on the road, headlining at San Francisco’s Sketchfest and RIOT LA in the US, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, and highlighted by a sold-out show at the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End.
"Josie Long builds delightful comedy worlds." The Times
"Strikes an adroit balance between fun, moral outrage and indignant mockery of our hideous powers-that be." Guardian
"What great comedy can be. Inspired and inspiring." Metro