30 Days of Comedy Challenge: Day 1 - Your Favourite Stand Up
This is the easiest question anyone ever asks me (except from maybe ‘when’s your birthday’?); Josie Long isn’t just my favourite stand-up but definitely my favourite person I don’t actually know personally (er, I was going to say ‘favourite person I’ve never met’, but the good thing about alternative comedy is that you can…actually meet them).
I can’t actually remember how I discovered her. Maybe through her appearance on the Russell and Jon show, maybe just by obsessively consuming all the comedy could find on the internet. By 2008 she was already my favourite stand-up.
Sometimes I go ‘BUT HOW CAN I LOVE SOMEONE THIS MUCH!?’ but then I think, yeah, well, Josie Long’s just so awesome. It’s impossible not to feel so giddy and uplifted and happy about the world when you see her stand-up. How does she manage it? I don’t know! But it’s great!
Plus, my friendship with whybedennydifferent basically exists because of her. Seriously, the number of ways Josie Long’s influenced my life is impossible to count, and anyway I don’t want to count them all because I’d feel creepy. Or at least creepier than I already am.