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Triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, panel show alumni and alternative comedy institution, Josie Long shouldn’t need an introduction. The mastermind comic has cultivated her underground fan base through decades of thought-provoking, charming, varied and heartfelt projects, and her credits range from being a writer on Channel 4’s iconic teen drama Skins, to winning gold for Best Radio Podcast at the British Podcast Awards in both 2017 and  2018.

Re-Enchantment, which she performs at The Stand in Newcastle on Sunday 15th January, marks her return to stand-up comedy and is based around the discomfort of change. The show addresses the array of adaptations Long’s life has gone through over the past several years, interweaving universal changes like ageing, parenthood and the pandemic, with extremely personal subjects such as her move to Glasgow or her recent ADHD diagnosis; the show is as affecting as it is introspective. What hasn’t changed is Long’s wholesome, hopeful brand of optimism and charm. Gently guiding us through tales of hardship and humour, the consummate professional carries the mood through personal anecdotes, political rants and hilarious observations, resulting in a show which finds beauty in the ugliest of circumstances. 

Josie Long performs at The Stand, Newcastle on Sunday 15th January.



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