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Josie Long: Trying is Good


Thu 24 Apr 2008–Sat 26 Apr 2008, 8:30pm

Where: The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue, CBD, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $22.00
  • Concession: $18.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Following another total sell-out at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, If.Comeddies Newcomer 2006 Award winner Josie Long tours her critically acclaimed ‘Trying is Good’ around the UK, then to Adelaide, Melbourne and New Zealand. This is her second tour.

‘Trying Is Good’ is about liking people, looking at strangers and imagining their lives, about trying to give people the benefit of doubt and about respecting people who choose to do ridiculous things. Josie’s quirky personality and sheer enthusiasm for a positive outlook on life shines through in her comedy and she is fast becoming known and loved for her fresh style of optimistic humour and engaging stories.

Josie’s career began with a bang when she won the BBC New Comedy Award, came runner-up for ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ and was a semi finalist in the ‘Daily Telegraph Open Mic’ competition.
She went on to support comedy veteran Stewart Lee on a nationwide tour and gained his admiration as “the funniest 22 year old woman in the country”. Her sell-out 2006 Edinburgh Festival show ‘Kindness & Exuberance’ earned her the prestigious If.Comeddies Award for Best Newcomer and placed Josie firmly on the comedy map.

She has recently been part of Robin Ince’s ‘Book Club Tour’, a guest on ‘Out to Lunch’ (Radio 2), ‘Big Brothers Big Mouth’ (E4) and has performed in ‘28 Acts in 28 Minutes’ (Radio 4). Other TV and Radio credits include ‘The Milk Run’ (BBC Radio One), ‘The Last Chancers’ (C4) and Brain Candy (BBC 3). Josie will also been seen in Channel 4’s esteemed hit-programme Skins, for which she has also been writing.

" . . . one of Britain's bright new hopes of the comedy scene… endearing blend of charm and wry humour . . . full of joy and wonder” - SUNDAY TIMES, UK

“ . . . completely brilliant . . . a skylight in a room you never knew existed” – METRO, UK

Show Duration: 1 hour

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