Following the international sell-out success of her previous show, ‘Cara Josephine’ across the UK, Europe, in Australia and New York, Josie Long, the star of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Romance and Adventure’, ‘All of the Planet’s Wonders’ and presenter of ‘Shortcuts’, tours her eighth solo stand-up show nationwide (arriving in Margate on 2 March).
Here’s what the press have been saying.
Josie Long – Something Better Tour Review – ★★★★
“You might disagree with Long’s Remainer stance but it is hard to resist her zest for life. Not even the referendum result could ruin her rose-tinted outlook, though she has a zinger of a riff about being good in a crisis — albeit maybe not as good in the aftermath of a crisis.
“Hope is the show’s theme. On stage Long is surrounded by banners with typically positive slogans such as “there is no recession of the imagination” and “maximum ambition”. However bad things seem she sees the possibility of change for the better.
“Although she claims that she does not write actual jokes, her set is peppered with big laughs. Highlights include a deliciously silly ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ reference, revealing what she learnt appearing on Channel 4’s Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls and describing herself as a “soppy little otter, who just wants to hold hands in the sea”.
“As for the inevitable accusation of preaching to the choir, Long concedes that perhaps she is “talking to the choir”. True, but whether you are part of the choir or not she is well worth listening to.”
By Bruce Dessau
Read the full review here – Evening Standard