Josie Long started performing as a stand-up at the age of 14 and won the BBC New Comedy Awards at 17. In 2006, she won the If.comeddies Best Newcomer award at
Josie Long started performing as a stand-up at the age of 14 and won the BBC New Comedy Awards at 17.
In 2006, she won the If.comeddies Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for her show Kindness and Exuberance. She has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show three times. In 2012, Long and director Doug King produced two short comedy films in Glasgow called Let’s Go Swimming and Romance and Adventure, which were nominated for a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award.
In 2019 Long and Liam Williams wrote and started in Perimeter, a dystopian play about a city divided into rich and poor areas by a giant fence. The play was broadcast as part of Radio 4’s Dangerous Visions series.
★★★★-The Guardian, ★★★★-Chortle, ★★★★-Standard
Start Time: We recommend joining at 7:30pm (UK time) to ensure you’re set-up for an 8pm start.
Each gig lasts around 50-60 minutes.
About the Chortle Book Festival
The NextUp Comedy Festival is a unique and curated comedy festival not limited by distance – sit back, and dial in to some of the most exciting names in stand-up. Learn more about how the magic happens here.
(Sunday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm