Following her performance at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back on the road with her new show, Tender.
Tender is about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, kindness, gentleness, and joy – all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. She knows it is a big ask in this current day and age, but Josie wants her audiences to feel optimistic about the future, (even if it means pulling out her repertoire of silly voices!)
Josie started performing comedy at 14 and went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award at the young age of 17 and Best Newcomer at the 2006 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
After a brief hiatus to study for a degree, Josie returned to stand-up and has never looked back. She has sold out West End runs; performed at the most prestigious comedy festivals in the world including Melbourne, New Zealand and Montreal International Comedy Festivals; five solo tours and sold out shows in LAand New York. She also was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2010/11/12.
On the screen, Josie Long has been seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2) and You Have Been Watching (Channel 4). Her second solo show Trying is Good was released on DVD in 2008 and she has also written for and appeared in Channel 4’s teen comedy-drama Skins, as well as being a guest on various radio programmes and podcasts. In 2012, Long and director Doug King also produced two short comedy films in Glasgow called Let’s Go Swimming and Romance and Adventure, which were nominated for a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award.
A full list of dates here.
Cambridge (Cambridge Junction): 17th January
Coventry (Warwick Arts Centre): 23rd January
Folkestone (Folkestone Quarterhouse): 25th January
Norwich (Playhouse): 1st February
Nottingham (Playhouse): 2nd February
Crawley (The Hawth): 5th February
Manchester (Dancehouse): 8th February
Sheffield (The Leadmill): 9th February
Aldershot (West End Centre): 12th February
Leicester (Y Theatre): 13th February
Glasgow (The Stand): 16th February
Newcastle (The Stand): 17th February
Bath (Komedia): 20th February
Great Torrington (Plough Arts): 21st February
Worthing (Pavilion Theatre): 22nd February
Birmingham (Birmingham Old Rep): 25th February
Hertford (Herford Theatre): 28th February
Reading (Reading Concert Hall): 29th February
Leeds (Leeds City Varieties): 1st March
Liverpool (Epstein Theatre): 5th March
Kendal (Brewery Arts): 6th March
Northampton (Royal Theatre): 8th March
Shrewsbury (Theatre Severn): 12th March
London (Blackheath Halls): 14th March
Lincoln (Engine Shed): 19th March
Tiverton (Comedy Hall): 9th May
Canterbury (Gulbenkian): 17th May
Bromsgrove (Artrix): 12th June
Lancaster (The Dukes): 13th June