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 was very pleased with herself when she came up with the title for her new show. “I decided to call it ‘Something Better’. That way people could say, ‘What are you going to see?’ I’m going to see Something Better’.
“A smile flashes across her face, even though she is less happy than usual. The award-winning comic is invariably upbeat, brimming over with enthusiasm, but this year life has dealt her several blows. A word that keeps cropping up when I listen back to our chat is “heartbroken”. Heartbroken about the strife in the Labour Party, heartbroken about the EU referendum result and heartbroken about splitting up with her boyfriend.
“‘Something Better’ is her fightback. She promises that it will be full of optimism and hopefulness. [Josie] also plans to discuss Brexit onstage.
“She is still politically active but 2016 has clearly altered her perspective. “I need to be less emotionally involved in politics because it doesn’t make me the best person. I want my show to be about positivity rather than turn people off by talking about politics.”
By Bruce Dessau
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