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Josie Long on radio

Started by Bigfella, June 19, 2022, 07:07:17 PM

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Bigfella

Josie Long is doing stand-up on Radio 4, starts in 10 minutes.  Sorry for the short notice, only just discovered it.  Should be good, I've liked her since the days of Whose Line is it Anyway.

Bigfella

Hold on, this is a different woman.  Who was I thinking of, the one with the glasses?


Bigfella

Thanks mate, that's right.  Lawrence.  She's better than the Josie that's on just now, to be honest.

ajsmith2

I remember when Josie Long first appeared 15 or so years back and received a mixed reception on here to put it mildly (different times, and in many cases different posters) I thought they were talking about Josie Lawrence and was wondering where all the vitriol for someone who I remembered as a pretty uncontroversial WLIIA regular who'd been out the spotlight for a while was suddenly coming from.

Bigfella

I haven't really got anything against her, it's just a case of 'thanks but no thanks'.  Material about mums drinking gin and 'when I was pregnant society actually praised me for gaining weight'.  Stuff that's been done for years by the Apollo- panel show mob.  She seemed so pleased with her own jokes, though to be fair it was just after covid restrictions were lifted.  Could have been much worse, I'd rather listen to her than say, Gervais.

lauraxsynthesis

I still don't know which Josie was on Radio 4 tonight after reading the above, but I like both of them.

Virgo76

She's good. Clever, funny and pleasant.
Cooked and Bombed have a poor record regarding her though:

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=84610.0

Thosworth

I'm one of the 'not for mes' I'm afraid. She ticks all the boxes but just has an unbearable smugness of being. Not just her - I have the exact reaction to her occasional cohorts Robin Ince and Brian Cox (the science one).

But then I seem to be terrible at reading the room - many people here seem to think, as an example, Tim Key is nasty and punches down, whereas I always see him as a Captain Mainwaring character - hugely pompous, but ultimately low staus.

Virgo76

Quote from: Thosworth on June 22, 2022, 09:22:57 AMI'm one of the 'not for mes' I'm afraid. She ticks all the boxes but just has an unbearable smugness of being. Not just her - I have the exact reaction to her occasional cohorts Robin Ince and Brian Cox (the science one).

But then I seem to be terrible at reading the room - many people here seem to think, as an example, Tim Key is nasty and punches down, whereas I always see him as a Captain Mainwaring character - hugely pompous, but ultimately low staus.

I'm not sure either of those really sum up Tim Key. Captain Mainwaring's issue is class. He hates the fact the posher Wilson floats through life with such apparent ease. Tim Key doesn't seem like that. He's not obviously pompous or class-obsessed. I'm not really sold on his poetry but he's genuinely talented.
I've probably taken you too literally.