Sat 08 Feb 2020

Impatient Productions presents

Josie Long - Tender

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.

It's about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy - all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. The aim is for you to come out of it feeling optimistic about the future, although that is a big ask. At the very least there will be some really silly voices in it, and that's not nothing.


Riotously hilarious... a uniquely optimistic hour of comedy.

The Skinny 

This show dances between the apocalyptic and the optimistic...a playful and intelligent hour.


Beautifully written. You leave feeling hopeful ...and a good dose of joy and silliness.

Funny Women 

Incredibly funny... a joy throughout.

Young Perspective 

Her excitability is as infectious as always...explicitly personal and positive... an hour of near constant laughs.

The Scotsman 

Full of love and defiant joy.

The Guardian 

A show about faith and love and a pleasure to watch. Life-affirming in every sense.

The i 

Long is as playful and match fit as ever... She is articulate, passionate and intense, but heartwarmingly funny, too.

Evening Standard 

Energetic act-outs, sweary surprises and dramatic, comedic excitement. There are also moments of real beauty.


We need people like Josie Long now more than ever.

Broadway Baby 

Long's skill as a comedian is undimmed... acutely funny... the laughs keep coming.

Fest Mag 

A genuine joy to spend an hour with Long.

The List 

Her relentless cheeriness would win over even the most cynical of hearts.

Arts Desk 

You can't argue with a room full of laughter and love.

Edinburgh Festivals Mag 

A cleverly constructed and thoughtful show.

The Wee Review 

Brilliantly evocative, an original and unflagging spirit.

The Times 

She's the consummate comedian. A wonderful talent.

Broadway Baby 

Instils her audience with a positive, feelgood feeling.


An absolute delight.

Time Out 
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