Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy

Date of birth: 17-07-1961
Jeremy Hardy is one of Britain’s most well-established ‘alternative’ stand-ups, unafraid to mix his socialist politics into his topical act.

He is best known as a regular on Radio 4 panel games such as The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and Just A Minute. And TV appearances include QI, Blackadder Goes Forth and Mock The Week.

He was nominated for the Perrier Award in 1987, and won it the following year, and has appeared at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival as well as numerous tours of the UK and Ireland.

He has been a regular columnist for London’s ES Magazine and the Guardian and has written two books, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, based on his Radio 4 series of the same name and When Did You Last See Your Father.

In 2002, he travelled to the West Bank to make a film documentary about the International Solidarity Movement called Jeremy Hardy vs. The Israeli Army.

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Gig brawl over woman's loud laugh

Police called to Jeremy Hardy show

Police were called to a comedy gig after two women started brawling – in a dispute over whether one was laughing too loudly.

Both punters were ejected from Jeremy Hardy’s show at the Brewhouse arts centre in Burton, Staffordshire, but neither chose to press charges.

The fracas reportedly broke out after one of the punters complained that her neighbour’s reaction was over-enthusiastic.

Hardy told the local Burton Mail that it was a ‘full-on, physical fight’, with the interval extended to deal with the fracas.

And after the gig, he tweeted: ‘Thanks to all the good people of Burton who abstained from attacking other members of the audience.’

’Some comics think they're edgy, but a woman in Burton punched another for laughing so loudly she couldn't hear.’

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Published: 18 Mar 2015

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