Preview: Josie Long at Brighton Dome

After a completely sold out run of the overall best-reviewed comedy show at Edinburgh Fringe 2014, Josie Long performs hit stand up routine ‘Cara Josephine’ at Brighton Dome.

With a show named after her newly born niece, Long takes a different perspective from her previous three politically themed shows, providing a personal insight into relationships, heartbreak and family. Describing herself as a “12 year old bully trapped inside an adults body,” Long professes her newly found love for outdoor adventure sports, prompted by her social ‘heartbreak climbing club’. This is not definitive of Cara Josephine’s content however, with references to the Quakers and Walt Whitman thrown in too – we can’t quite work out how that joke will piece together either…

Being in the comedy industry since the impressively young age of 17 when she won the BBC New comedy award, Long has become a familiar face in the family home, recently appearing on Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats, BBC 1’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Just a Minute. With a multitude of skills under her belt ranging from writing, film-making and cartoon columnist, Long is back after a years break from stand up with a tour bound to produce chuckles and belly laughs.

Josie Long is performing on Thursday the 19th February. You can get tickets from the Brighton Dome website.

By Gavin Jones

The Verse Staff

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