Episode #27: Josie Long

Josie Long¬†started performing comedy in Britain at 14 and was winning awards from the BBC by the time she was 17. Long took her first stand-up show to Edinburgh Fringe in 2006 and the festival named her Best Newcomer — she since racked up three consecutive nominations for Best Comedy Show at the Fringe, and she’s making her biggest splash yet in the United States with a two-week run of her 2014 show, “Cara Josephine,” at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City. I caught up with Josie between shows to find out if she’s a comedy genius, or just a straight-up genius.

We spoke about candy lands, Willy Wonka, junior Mensa, co-existing with adults in comedy classes, telemarketing, what it means to make it in America versus the United Kingdom, and the joys of having Maximum Fun on a comedy cruise.

So let’s get to it!

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Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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