Bitter and sweet comic treat

“I'm a woman comedian. And I'm left-wing – tick, tick BOOM!”
Comedian Josie LongComedian Josie Long
Comedian Josie Long

This might be my favourite announcement by Josie Long on her recent gig at The Leadmill comedy club.

But then there are a lot to choose from.

From her young family's move to Glasgow from London where she has found a sense of community to her political rage (and outrage), this is a balanced blend of excoriating fury at the current government – and Kier Starmer's Labour for abstaining on bills like the Covert Human Intelligence Sources - tempered by the joyful exuberance of her young daughters.

During the pandemic, her eldest daughter awaited the arrival of the post as a daily highlight.

When one day the only thing delivered was a takeaway food flyer she said in hushed tones of wonder: “Look, mummy – PIZZA has sent us a letter!”

Bitter and sweet – a real comic treat.