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Long may acclaimed comedian Josie reign

By West Briton  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

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WHO would now recognise the once whimsical comedian that was Josie Long after last year's triumphant show, The Future Is Another Place?

Leaping from the peculiar to the political, Josie is no longer regarded as the fanciful funny comic she once was.

Fresh from this year's Fringe, Josie has yet another prestigious Fosters Comedy Award nomination – that's three years in a row. Sweeping up the critical acclaim, remarkable reviews and sell-out audience numbers once again, it's no wonder the world can't get enough of Josie Long.

Romance And Adventure is Josie's sixth solo show and, since last summer, Josie has presented a six-month run on BBC6 Music Saturday Breakfast, performed another sell-out UK tour, appeared on Dave's One Night Stand and writes a monthly comic strip for The Guardian.

Add that to her multi-award nominations and successes, other sell-out tours in other countries, DVD releases, TV appearances, charity benefits and her own radio series and that pretty much sums up why she's one of our favourites. Oh, and she's a pretty good novice climber too.

"Long still has the glorious demeanour of a giant child who has consumed too many Smarties, and that image is still a glorious deception." The Herald

Josie plays two dates in Cornwall in December – see Book Ahead column, right, and www.josielong.com

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