Josie Long

Josie Long is a multi-award winning British stand up comedian and writer. She was the 2006 Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Award for Best Show three times.

Josie regular performs around the world and has appeared on a number of television shows throughout her career including Skins, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Thank God You’re Here. She currently co-hosts the Book Shambles podcast with Robin Ince and the Radio Academy Award nominated Short Cuts podcast for the BBC. She also hosts, and curates a monthly comedy night in London titled The Lost Treasures of the Black Heart.

In 2011 Josie co-founded The Arts Emergency Service, a charity aimed at ensuring the doors of universities are kept open for those most able to benefit from, but least able to pay for higher education in arts and humanities subjects.

In recent years Josie has also written and starred in two short films, Let’s Go Swimming and Romance and Adventure, and has just wrapped on shooting her first feature film in Glasgow.

Given the rational and political bent of much of her material, Josie is a regular performer at many of the science variety nights curated by Robin Ince and Cosmic Genome. She also made a voice cameo appearance in The Quest for Wonder as a sock.

  • “Long’s warm humour, upbeat sentiment and emotional sincerity are compelling.” - Chortle
  • “Her blend of sunny enthusiasm and intellect always manages to score belly laughs.” - Time Out New York
  • “An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect.” - The Times
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