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Fri 27th Jan 2023 – Show starts 7:30pm

Whelan’s Main Venue

PWYC available (see below)

‘After defeat, re-enchantment is necessary’, said Lola Olufemi. This thought inspires Josie Long’s brand-new show of stand-up infused with humanity, compassion and some brief political rants. The triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, underdog Fringe hero and delirious new mother (the first person to have two babies) returns with a show about the changes wrought by time, passion, moving to Scotland, and loving the world under – let’s face it – difficult circumstances.


★★★★★ “She’s the consummate comedian. A wonderful talent.” Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “Stunning, riotously hilarious” The Skinny
★★★★ “Josie Long has long been a favourite…brilliantly evocative, an original and unflagging spirit.” The Times
★★★★ ”What a delight to have Josie Long back…the perfect cure for a spot of November SAD” The Telegraph
★★★★ “The motherlode of love, joy and laughs” Guardian
★★★★ “A near constant hour of laughs” The Scotsman
★★★★ “Rowdy, brilliant, sweary, beautiful, funny” Chortle
★★★★ “She is articulate, passionate and intense, and heartwarmingly funny’ Evening Standard
★★★★ “Long’s skill as a comedian is undimmed…the laughs keep coming” Fest
★★★★ “An absolute delight” Time Out
★★★★ i Newspaper
★★★★ Metro
★★★★ The List




€21 available online from Whelan’s – 50c per ticket service charge applies.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN: In response to the current cost of living crisis, Josie Long and the venue have decided to set aside 10 PWYC tickets (available at the door on the night), limited to 2 per person, discounted for people who feel unable to buy full price tickets due to financial worries. We hope this makes the show more accessible to those who want to come.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos