60 Second stand up: Josie Long

BY Anna Walker

1st Jan 2015 Humour

60 Second stand up: Josie Long

We spent 60 laugh filled seconds with the hilarious eternal optimist Josie Long. 

Have you found any parts of the country to be funnier than others?

There’s a ring around the M25 called the Doughnut of Death because it’s so difficult to get people going but, once you do, they’re delightful.

Any funny tales about a time you bombed on stage?

I was gigging in a ski resort and someone kept shouting, “Do Peter Kay.” Another guy replied, “Leave her alone,” and I thought, Good, I’ve got some supporters.

But then he followed it up with, “Do Alan Partridge.”


What's you most memorable heckle experience?

I was talking about the philosopher David Hume during a gig, saying that he was an atheist.

Someone from the back of the room shouted, “David Hume would never have self-described as an atheist.” It was the most highbrow heckle I’ve ever received.



Who's your comedy inspiration? 

Vic and Bob. They were silly and energetic without being aggressive.


If you were a fly whose wall would you be on?

Maybe the Conservative Party HQ so I could find out their secrets. But then what’s the point? It’s too bleak.


If you could have a super power what would it be?

To make people with canapés at parties feel magnetically drawn to me. I’d make it so they couldn’t leave and I’d eat as many as I could bear.


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