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Thirtieth year as a stand-up comedian
‘One of the sharpest comedians on the circuit’ The Guardian

Jeremy Hardy is one of the UK’s foremost and respected stand-up comedians and this is his thirtieth year in the business. An essential member of Radio 4’s The Newsquiz team, Hardy is back on the road this Autumn.

In this brand new show, Jeremy will be talking about: death, CBeebies, Michael Gove, hip hop, gender, class, ego, Blue Peter, Leni Riefenstahl, misogyny, the American Civil War, capitalism and Lassie and other things too.

Jeremy’s perhaps best remembered as a younger man, but there is nothing he can do about that now. He became a stand-up comic in 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. His live work has included Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the prestigious Perrier Award and numerous tours of the UK and Ireland.
Hardy is a regular on several Radio 4 shows including: The Newsquiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Hamish and Dougall and Just A Minute. In 2010 Jeremy’s book was published My Family And Other Strangers (Ebury Publishing) chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors. He has also written Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation (Methuen) and When Did You Last See Your Father (Methuen). Jeremy has had a regular column in the Guardian and the Evening Standard Magazine. In 2002, he travelled to the West Bank to film a documentary about the International Solidarity Movement. The acclaimed Jeremy Hardy V The Israeli Army has been on general release in the UK and is now being screened all over the world. ‘Britain might just have found it’s very own Michael Moore. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
Jeremy’s recent television credits include: QI (BBC1), Mock The Week (BBC2), Grumpy Old Men (BBC1), Back In The Day (BBC2), Not Tonight With John Sergeant (BBC2). He appeared in Hotel, a feature film directed by Mike Figgis opposite Burt Reynolds, David Schwimmer and Rhys Ifans. He was also in Blackadder and Sorry. And in 2008, Jeremy appeared, with Robert Pattinson, in the film How to Be.


July 14, 2014
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Globe Theatre at The Bedford
0208 682 8940
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9HD United Kingdom


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About The Festival


It’s back and better than ever! South London gets its ribs seriously tickled at Banana Cabaret’s 2014 Balham Comedy Festival from Friday 11 to Saturday 19 July

“The Balham Comedy Festival celebrates all that’s great about the live comedy scene - motivated by a love of all that’s great in stand-up. ” Harry Hill

A raft of home grown and international talent descends on The Bedford across 8 nights and 9 days of uproarious hilarity, giving comedy fans a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with artists they know, and those they don’t know they love yet but soon will! There will also be special daytime events for parents with children plus complimentary comedy workshops.

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  • Jeremy Hardy

    July 14, 2014 @ 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
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    All shows are at The Bedford in Balham

    Phone:    0208 682 8940
    Email:     pamela@bananacabaret.co.uk
    Address: The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD