Josie Long is a stand-up comedian and writer. In 2006 she won the Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Fringe with her debut show Kindness and Exuberance and her shows, Be Honourable!, The Future is Another Place, and Romance and Adventure were nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award. She has toured comedy festivals around the world and her shows Cara Josephine and Something Better are available to stream on Amazon and Netflix. She has written for Skins and Radio Four, writing the series All the Planet’s Wonders and Romance and Adventure, as well as presenting the long running series Short Cuts.
Josie first came to Cove Park in 2011 as part of a development programme run by FUEL Theatre, during which she worked on a short story to be recorded as part of their series Everyday Moments.
In 2011, Josie co-founded Arts Emergency which is a charity that helps young people get a fair start in the arts and humanities. More recently, her feature film Super November was nominated for a BIFA discovery award in 2018 and toured cinemas across the United Kingdom.
Her current big projects are a new stand up show, a book of short stories for Canongate and a toddler.
Josie grew up in Orpington in Kent but has recently relocated to Glasgow.