09 January 2009

Little Atoms with Josie Long

On this week's show Neil Denny and Padraig Reidy are joined in the studio
by comedian Josie Long.

In 1999 Josie Long won the BBC New Comedy Award at the age of just 17 -
making her too young for the champagne that came as part of the prize.
Despite the boost the award would have given to her comedy career, she
took time off performing to complete her English degree at Oxford
university, returning in 2003.

Following the break, she was named best newcomer in the Chortle awards in
2005, and best breakthrough act the following year. In 2006, she also
scooped best newcomer in the if.comeddie awards for her solo Edinburgh
debut, Kindness and Exuberance. Her next show, Trying is Good, is
available on DVD. Josie is currently touring All of The Planet's Wonders
which is about "...the magic of learning and making sense of the world.
It's about the little and big things in life. It covers the stars,
wildlife, animals and museums, being inspired by books she has read and
people she's met along the way".


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