Audience With Josie Long And Dan Nightingale
Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2005
A haberdashery of a show. These two scamps have come together and created a show that's off the planet.
Dan Nightingale? Standard stand-up set.
Drugs, babies, anti-racism, a bit of audience involvement. Very personable, proficient. Didn't make my jaw drop. Needs a unique selling proposition.
Josie Long? Much liked by all types of audiences; needs more edge.
Loveable West Country innocence persona. A joke about a mortuary delivered in too obviously pure Stewart Lee style. Whimsical amiability. The 28 minutes of separate bits-and-bobs almost, but not quite, smoothly enough linked into a single routine.
"Yet again," says Josie on stage, "I cause some amusement but bewilderment in general."
No, not bewilderment, Josie. Just interest in which direction your act will develop. She has lots of potential, and well deserved her Chortle Best Newcomer Award 2005, but where she will go form here is not obvious,
Overall verdict? Worth the price of admission. Efficient entertainment.
Date of review: Aug 2005