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Punchline recommends Josie Long: Tender

11 Aug

Josie LongWords by Suzy Romer

Josie Long has been pretty busy with a baby for the last 13 months but this Fringe she is back in comedy and has a great show at the ready. She has that marvellous standing in comedy now which creates a warm atmosphere even before she comes on stage because everyone is anticipating her arrival and knows she will be brilliant. We’ve missed her!

She greets us with a delightful song (which she claims is not a skill but it really is) before sharing some ideas about baby-related sleep deprivation which make us roar with laughter and fix any lingering bother in those of us who remember that phase with discomfort. Josie has an amazing conversational style where you almost forget you aren’t taking part in the monologue. She treats big and small subjects with the analysis and humour they deserve and boldly faces fears about politics and climate change with admirable power and perception.

Josie doesn’t simplify topics for the sake of a quick joke because her comedy comes from a deeper, more complex outlook. Life isn’t always easy and neither is her material but her dynamic ability to find the best bits and revel in them with us is a welcome pick-me-up to us all.

Buy any remaining tickets for Josie Long: Tender here

8.20pm | The Stand | Until 25 Aug

Punchline’s Comedy Recommendations March 2015

3 Mar
Photograph of Funz and Gamez

Funz and Gamez

There are some really exciting acts this month! Here are our favourites:

Photograph of Susan Calman

Susan Calman

Susan Calman is on tour, kicking off at the Traverse in Edinburgh tomorrow, followed by various dates in Scotland throughout March. More info here

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Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee is touring Scotland from 15 March, in Edinburgh, Dundee (sold out), Inverness, Perth and Glasgow. More info here

Iain Stirling is coming to the Stand in Edinburgh on 24 March and Glasgow in 25 March. More info here

Josie Long is also on tour, heading to Scotland on 13 March for tour dates in Mull, Skye, Edinburgh and Glasgow. More info here

And of course The Glasgow International Comedy Festival is 12 – 29 March in various venues across Glasgow. We recommend the family friendly Funz and Gamez (Foster’s Panel Prize 2014) on 21 March, Anna Devitt on 21 March, Robin Grainger on 19 March, and the wonderful Bridget Christie on 24 March. More info here

Photograph of Iain Stirling

Iain Stirling

Josie Long

Josie Long

Photograph of Anna Devitt

Anna Devitt

Photograph of Robin Grainger

Robin Grainger

Photograph of Bridget Christie

Bridget Christie

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