Julie Balloo

Julie Balloo

I am a former standup and now write stories and stage/radio scripts. My long- time collaborator is Jenny Eclair.


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Old toy syndrome

Julie Balloo once risked being trapped in a house fire to save her beloved teddies. She explains why they still mean the world to her.
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It’s critical

In Dementia Awareness Week, Julie Balloo tells us a moving tale about how it has affected her family.
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Bitchcraft

Julie Balloo grew up thinking that bitching was an art form. So what changed her mind?
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Short story: Cat and Mouse

To celebrate National Short Story Week, Standard Issue is running a selection of short and (not always) sweet fictions. In Julie Balloo’s tale, a mother and daughter fight for a brave new world.
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Binging: Dance Moms

So, you’ve finished The Wire, Breaking Bad and The Killing but you’re still hungry for more boxsets. Fear not, Standard Issue writers are on the case with some hidden gems you might not yet have seen. This week, Julie Balloo on the bitching, sweat and tears of Dance Moms.
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Binging: The Following

So, you’ve finished The Wire, Breaking Bad and The Killing but you’re still hungry for more boxsets. Fear not, Standard Issue writers are on the case with some hidden gems you might not yet have seen. This week Julie Balloo explains why she’s following The Following.
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Too vintage for vintage?

Lifelong fan of retro fashion Julie Balloo ponders the theory that a woman should never wear the clothes of her youth.
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Short story: We’re Back

To celebrate National Storytelling Week, Standard Issue is running a short story each day. In Julie Balloo’s timeless tale, a father finds the path to forgiveness strewn with weeds.
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Tired of being under The Sun

A fervent supporter of the No More Page 3 campaign, Julie Baloo is far from impressed by The Sun’s recent “mammary lapse”.
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Binging: Scandal

So, you’ve finished The Wire, Breaking Bad and The Killing but you’re still hungry for more boxsets. Fear not, Standard Issue writers are on the case with some hidden gems you might not yet have seen. This week, Julie Balloo is singing the praises of Scandal. Can you handle it?