JOSIE LONG'S 'SOMETHING BETTER' AT BARROW STREET THEATRE NOVEMBER 19th - DECEMBER 3rd
WHO AND WHAT: Multi award-winning British comedian JOSIE LONG returns to New York following her New York Times and Time Out New York Critics' Pick show 'Cara Josephine' with a brand new stand-up show, 'Something Better.' It's a show about optimism, hope, looking for people and things to look up to, and wanting more from life than it might be up for giving out.
WHEN: November 19th through December 3rd, times and dates vary
WHERE: Barrow Street Theatre - 27 Barrow St. New York, NY 10014
Multi award-winning British comedian JOSIE LONG returns to New York following her New York Times and Time Out New York Critics' Pick show 'Cara Josephine' with a brand new stand-up show, 'Something Better,' running from November 19th until December 3rd at The Barrow Street Theatre. 'Something Better' is a show about optimism, hope, looking for people and things to look up to, and wanting more from life than it might be up for giving out. Tickets are $29.50 and performance times/dates vary. More information about the show on Barrow Street Theatre's website and at OvationTix.
"Disarmingly eloquent, verbally dexterous, a gem of the British comedy scene." -The New York Times
"Josie Long builds delightful comedy worlds." - The Times UK
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MORE ABOUT JOSIE LONG:
Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. Having started stand-up at age 14, she went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award and came in second in So You Think You’re Funny at age 17. Josie went on to support Stewart Lee on his national tour, winning Chortle UK’s Best Newcomer (2005) and Breakthrough Act (2007) awards. In 2006, her show “Kindness and Exuberance” won the Perrier Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe, and since then Josie has racked up three consecutive nominations for the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award and performed in Montreal, Melbourne (where she won the 2007 Barry Award), Adelaide and New Zealand. In 2015 she performed her show “Cara Josephine” in New York and Los Angeles after sold-out shows in Edinburgh and London.
On television, Josie has appeared on the UK programs The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Have I Got News For You and 8 out of 10 Cats, and Drunk History, as well as Australia’s Thank God You’re Here. She also investigated the rise of online comedy for The Culture Show on BBC2. She has written and starred in two short films, Let’s Go Swimming and Romance and Adventure and is currently developing her first feature-length project.
Josie has also written for BBC Radio, including two contributions to The Afternoon Play and her own series based on her show Romance and Adventure. She has been a regular guest on a The Back End Of Next Week, and was the co-host of BBC 6 Music Saturday mornings with Andrew Collins in 2011. Josie became popular with young radio listeners through a weekly feature on the Radio 1 series Switch, where she announced words that children had to immediately put into their homework. Josie currently presents Short Cuts for BBC Radio 4, which has reached #2 in the iTunes podcast download chart.
Josie is also a regular contributor to the Guardian Guide, as a columnist and cartoonist, and she wrote for, and appeared in, the first two series of Skins as well as directed their online content. She is currently developing her charity Arts Emergency, which works to make arts & humanities degrees accessible to all who want to study them.