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Josie Long – Cara Josephine (Josie Long with Show And Tell)

By | Published on Monday 11 August 2014

Last summer, Josie Long had her heart broken. What arose from that trauma was ‘Cara Josephine’, a show that manages to deal with themes of ageing, self-doubt and rejection while never letting the gut-busting laughs let up for a moment. Long uses the show as an opportunity to examine herself and her issues with relationships in some of the most sincere and heartfelt material she’s ever produced. But there’s no moment that can’t be punctured with a joke, a silly voice, or a perfectly pitched profanity. Despite not being as political as some of her previous material, this is undoubtedly Long’s most mature show yet, combining the professionalism of experience with the emotional daring of youth. A sincere, wonderful, hilarious, life-affirming triumph.

The Stand Comedy Club, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jon Stapley]