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Josie Long: Something Better

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Relevant, Funny, Delightful, Intelligent

About the show

British comedian Josie Long returns to New York with a brand-new, politically charged solo show about optimism, hope, and wanting more from life than it might be up for giving out. More…

A frequent guest on UK television and BBC Radio, Long has appeared on tour supporting Aziz Ansari, Eugene Mirman, and David Cross. Her previous one-woman show, 'Cara Josephine,' enjoyed successful runs across the UK, Europe, Australia, and in Los Angeles and New York.


Member Reviews (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Relevant, Funny, Delightful, Intelligent
66
Avg Score

89
Delightful, Healing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you're still having a hard time getting out of bed after the election.

Don't see it if you voted for the Sock of Rotting Egg Salad that won.

87
Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if Josie has revamped her show. She has taken current events and given the audience new hilarious personal takes. Ignore previous reviews.

Don't see it if You want your personal opinions ratified. She is the rare bird that flies a new trajectory.

30
Disappointing

See it if you want a show that is all (& only) about the bubbly enthusiasm & likability of the sole performer.

Don't see it if you want laughs, clever repartee, or insights into Brexit or really anything else.

Also Again, Josie is very likable (the kind of person you'd love to share a... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like Shakespeare and comedies. Great musical!

Don't see it if You know nothing about Shakespeare-- you won't get some of the jokes.

100
Hilarious, Relevant, Clever

See it if You've seen a lot of Broadway show.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

During previews
20
Unfocused, Oblivious, Indulgent

See it if you're so in sync politically with Josie that you don't mind that there aren't actually any laughs in this comedy show.

Don't see it if you have the chance to see any other comedy show, which might actually be structured, focused, and not so tone-deaf.

Also So this is based on the first show in the NYC run. But this was an exi... Read more Read less


December 1st, 2016
"Josie's genuine earnestness and optimism is refreshing, as is the reminder that 'despair is a luxury'...These are familiar liberal ideals that we’ve been repeating to ourselves in the past three weeks, but it does help to hear them again in the confines of a theater...Spending time with her is s...
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October 5th, 2016
for a previous production "Long’s humor here is of the gallows variety. Yes, she ends with a clarion call to keep the faith, stay activist, not wallow in despair. Important things to say, but not terribly cheering–for the first time, one senses Long needs the inspiration as much as we do. In 'Something Better' she tries t...
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October 5th, 2016
for a previous production "Her enthusiasm for a better world has always been infectious. Her passion is her superpower, convincing audiences a nicer world is possible. But now that the heart of the nation has been revealed as ‘rotten to the core,’ the size of the task overwhelms her. That vulnerability makes 'Something Be...
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October 4th, 2016
for a previous production "In ‘Something Better’ Long addresses Brexit and her place in the world with eloquence and wit…It would be easy to write her off as an old school Lefty, but regardless of her politics she has an excellent ear for a comic phrase. One stand-out routine concerns a meeting with a fellow train passeng...
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