Josie Long: Cara Josephine – New York

The three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and cult optimist makes her New York debut with her widely-acclaimed show, about love and being outdoorsy as a bear. Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe run in 2014, sell-out tours of the UK and Australia in Spring 2015 (including two sold out nights at London’s Southbank Centre) and her first European tour in Autumn 2015, Josie Long opens in New York for two weeks only this October. 

This is by far her most personal show to date: with a new niece in the picture, Josie reflects on her own childhood and the resilience of an older sister. Oh, there are also some mentions about the Quakers and Walt Whitman too. Cara Josephine enjoyed a total sell-out run and was the overall best-reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.

Josie is the star of Radio Four’s All Of The Planet’s Wonders and Short Cuts, and a regular contributor to The Guardian Guide. She’s recently appeared on Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, the Alternative Comedy Experience, Just A Minute and many more.


“A gem of the British comedy scene, Josie Long is a stand-up and storyteller who dwells in earnestness and optimism. ‘Cara Josephine,’ the best-reviewed comedy show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is a sweet and very funny hour about relationships, love and family”
New York Times – Critics’ Pick

“A darling of the U.K. comedy scene, Long has made huge waves across the Atlantic with her blend of sunny enthusiasm and intellect that always manages to score belly laughs”
Time Out New York – Critics’ Pick

“A passion for ideas and creativity… this is a lovely show”
The Guardian UK – Top 10 Stage Shows of 2014

“An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect… Long builds delightful comedy worlds”
The Times UK

‘An absolute delight’
Time Out London

‘Cool and funny… London’s answer to Lena Dunham’
Evening Standard London

‘Raucously silly and profoundly moving’
Edinburgh Evening News

‘A sincere, wonderful, hilarious, life-affirming triumph’
Three Weeks

‘A clever, sweet and genuinely affecting show’

‘One of the most heartfelt, intelligent comics around’
Public Reviews

‘Nothing short of joyous’
Giggle Beats

‘If she doesn’t win some sort of award for this show, I quit’
Broadway Baby

‘An original and unflagging spirit’
The Times

‘Brings fantasy and fervour to affairs of the heart’
The Guardian

‘Effortlessly engaging’

‘An absolute delight’
Time Out

‘Lyricism and earnest personal insight’

‘The Queen of alternative comedy’
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘Her funniest show yet’
Fest Magazine

‘An Edinburgh Fringe legend’
Beyond The Joke

‘Infectiously enthusiastic’
The Scotsman

‘Beguiling charm’
Arts Desk

‘Unequivocally delightful’
The List

‘Hilarious and touching’
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