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Work In Progress: Josie Long
Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival is Britain's longest-running comedy festival. Credited as one of the top 5 comedy festivals in the world by The Guardian, the festival was set up in 1994 and has been exploding onto the streets and spaces of Leicester each February since.
Each February Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival hosts over 500 shows. Highlights over the past 20 years have included exclusive performances by Roseanne Barr, Al Murray, Norman Wisdom, Johnny Vegas, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Milton Jones, Arthur Smith and many more.
The full programme will be launched at the end of November.
See www.comedy-festival.co.uk for further information.
Claiming her first BBC Comedy Award by the age of 17, Josie returned to performing after finishing University, notably at the Edinburgh Fringe, where she carried on winning awards for 'Kindness and Exuberance' (Best Newcomer) and later in 2007/8 for 'Trying Is Good'.
She regularly writes for The Guardian and has appeared on The Island (Channel 4), The Superhuman’s Show (Channel 4), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit.
The Telegraph have described her as 'one of the most exciting female comics around'. Josie's humour is warm, optimistic and endearing, filled with rambling daft tales and all the things she likes in the world and which cheer her up.
'An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect… Long builds delightful comedy worlds' (The Times)
'An absolute delight' (Time Out)
'An original and unflagging spirit... A passion for ideas and creativity... this is a lovely show' (The Guardian).
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