Josie Long (Born April 17, 1982) is a British comedian with a love of applique and the V&A. She spent her early life in Orpington, Kent. Live Boggle contests sometimes form a part of her gigs.
In 1999, at the age of 17, Josie won the BBC New Comedy Awards. At 18 she gave up stand-up comedy whilst she read English at Oxford University. At 21 she returned to live stand-up and is now an established performer, supporting Stewart Lee on his Spring 2005 tour. She also contributed sketches and one-liners to BBC Radio One's 2004/05 comedy show, The Milk Run. One edition of the show was entirely given over to a script she co-wrote with her friend Dan Harkin, The Adventures Of Marco Polo.
In 2005 she began publishing a fanzine, Drawing Moustaches In Magazines Monthly Magazine (Bi-Monthly), which is distributed for free, and has featured contributions from Robin Ince, Kevin Eldon and Stewart Lee, as well as Danielle Ward and Isy Suttie.
She appeared in the show An Audience With Dan Nightingale & Josie Long at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Mancunian comic Dan Nightingale, appearing at the CafĂ© Royal.
Along with fellow comics Hils Barker, Steve Hall and James Sherwood, she founded the All-Singing, All-Dancing Competitive News Bonanza, a live topical panel show that ran at the Red Lion pub in Soho, London in 2004/05, and at The Arts Theatre Club in Soho, London in 2006.
In 2006 she also launched her own comedy club, The Sunday Night Adventure Club, at the ABC CafĂ© in Crystal Palace, London.