Janey Godley

Janey Godley

Date of birth: 20-01-1961
Janey Godley was brought up in the East End of Glasgow. Aged 19, she married into a gangster family. For 14 years, she and her husband ran a pub in the tough Calton area, a venue which saw the first performances by Jerry Sadowitz. In 1994, she turned to stand-up herself and has since played everywhere from the Glastonbury Festival to inmates at Scottish prisons. She was also a contenstant on the 2004 C4 reality show, Kings Of Comedy

In 2002, she won Best Show Concept at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and, in 2006 won the Spirit of The Festival Award. Also in 2006, she was a finalist for the 44th annual Scotswoman of the Year Award.

Her autobiography Handstands in the Dark, a top ten bestseller both as hardback (2005) and paperback (2006), covers her pre-showbiz life.

She writes non-comic features for The Scotsman newspaper, has written and performed a one-woman play The Point Of Yes, and continues to write a successful blog, which she started on Chortle in 2004.

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Comedians disrupt Donald Trump visit

With Nazi golf balls and sweary banners

Comedians Lee Nelson and Janey Godley have disrupted Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland today.

Nelson, who has a reputation for high-profile pranks, was led away by two burly security men as he tried to interrupted the Presidential hopeful’s speech on ITV News.

And Godley was told by police not to brandish a banner saying ‘Trump is a c**t’ as he flew in to his Turnberry resort.

Trump was trying to make a speech about Britain’s decision to leave the EU when Nelson’s creator Simon Brodkin appeared holding two golf balls emblazoned with swastikas.

He he told the assembled reporters: ‘The new balls are available from the clubhouse as part of a new Trump Turnberry range. I forgot to hand them out before, I’m very sorry Mr Trump, and thank you, I apologise.’

Trump responded by saying: ‘Get him out!’ while a man in the crowd was heard to say: ‘Go and get a job and a haircut’ – although Brodkin was wearing a wig.

Brokin’s previous stunts include gatecrashing Kanye West’s set at Glastonbury and showering Fifa president Sepp Blatter with fake money.

Meanwhile, Godley staged her own blunt reception committee for Trump:


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Published: 24 Jun 2016

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