Josie Long

Actor, presenter and writer.

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Biography

Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award.

She has continued to perform stand-up around the world and her eighth solo stand-up show, Something Better, had a sell-out two weeks at the Soho Theatre in London, followed by a two-week run at the Barrow Street Theatre New York. She has headlined at San Francisco’s Sketchfest, RIOT LA, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and London’s Duchess Theatre. She also recorded Something Better as an hour-long special for Live From the BBC to rave reviews.

On TV and radio, Josie has appeared on The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, Drunk History and Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central. Josie has also worked extensively in factual areas - she investigated the rise of online comedy for The Culture Show on BBC2 and is the presenter and writer of Radio 4’s Short Cuts, in it’s 13th series. Her audio series All of the Planets Wonders is in development with Stitcher Premium in the US.

Josie wrote and starred in the film Super November, directed by Douglas King. The film was nominated for The Discovery Award in the 2018 BIFAs. 

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Theatre

Writer & Performer

Director Josie Long
 
Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Just the Tonic)
 
Director Josie Long
 
Edinburgh Festival and Tour (Just the Tonic)
 
Director Josie Long
 
Edinbuirgh Festival and Australian Tour (Just the Tonic)
 
Performer/Writer 
Director Josie Long
 
UK, NZ, Montreal and Australian Tour, UCB, LA (Just the Tonic)
 
Performer/Writer 
Director Josie Long
 
UK and Australian Tour. UCB New York (Just the Tonic)
 

Radio

Writer

Co-Writer / Performer 
Producer James Robinson
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Writer / Performer 
Producer Colin Anderson
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Writer / Performer 
Producer James Robinson
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Writer / Performer 
Producer Colin Anderson
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 

Writer & Presenter

Presenter / Writer (Additional Material) 
Producer Eleanor McDowall
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4 / Falling Tree
 

Performer

Guest 
Producer Tilusha Ghelani
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Herself 
Producer Alexandra Feacham
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Herself 
Producer Richard Melvin
 
Production Company Dabster Productions Ltd.
 
Panelist 
Producer Ed Morrish
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Guest 
Producer Katie Marsden
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Herself 
Producer James Stirling
 
Production Company BBC 6 Music
 
Herself 
Producer Sam Michell
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Herself 
Producer Colin Anderson
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Guest 
Producer Mark Talbot/Dave Cribb
 
Production Company Hat Trick for Radio 5 Live
 
Herself 
Producer James Robinson
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Guest 
Producer Ashley Blaker
 
Production Company Above the Title
 
Guest Panellist 
Producer Aled Evans / Zeppotron
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 

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TV

Writer & Performer

Writer / Performer (Josie) 
Director Various
 
BBC 2
 
Writer/Performer 
 
BBC / Rumpus Media
 

Performer

Guest 
 
BBC 2
 
Guest 
 
Objective Productions
 
Guest 
 
Sky Arts
 
Guest 
 
BBC 2
 
Guest 
 
BBC 1
 
Guest 
 
BBC 2
 
Guest 
 
Channel 4
 
Performer 
 
Objective Productions
 
Guest 
 
Channel 4
 
Performer 
 
Princess Productions
 
Guest 
 
BBC 1
 
Guest 
 
Zeppotron for Channel 4
 
Guest 
 
STV Productions Ltd
 
Performer 
 
BBC 4
 
Narrator for 1 Episode 
 
BBC 3
 
Guest 
 
Endemol/Zeppotron
 
Guest 
 
Channel 4
 
Guest 
 
Phil McIntyre Television Ltd
 
Guest 
 
DLT Entertainment/UKTV for Dave
 
Guest 
Director Various
 
BBC 2
 
Guest 
Director Deborah Lee
 
BBC 2
 
Guest 
Producer Richard Grocock
 
BBC 2
 
Panelist 
Director Paul Wheeler
 
BBC 2
 
Guest 
Director Tim Kirkby
 
Comedy Central
 
Guest 
Director Barbara Wiltshire
 
Maverick Television for Channel 4
 
Guest 
Director Various
 
Princess Productions for BSKYB
 
Part of Support Group 
Director Andrew Gaynord
 
BBC Online Comedy
 

Writer

Climate Change
(In Development)
Co-Writer with Alan Connor 
 
Objective Productions
 

Film

Writer

Writer 
 
Cotton Reel Entertainment
 
Writer/Performer (Josie) 
Director Douglas King
 
Independent
 
Writer/Performer (Josie) 
Director Douglas King
 
Independent
 
Glasgow Dreamer
Feature film script
Writer 
 

 

Performer

Josie 
Director Douglas King
 
Caledonian Mumblecore LTD.
 
Maxine 
Director Stuart Murdoch
 
GHTG
 
Susan (Voice) 
Director Louis Hudson
 
Dice Productions / Screen West Midlands
 

Other

Performer

Writer

Presenter