Janey Godley to tour with her film | Stand-up and Q&As to accompany new documentary

Janey Godley to tour with her film

Stand-up and Q&As to accompany new documentary

Janey Godley has confirmed the dates where she will be performing stand-up to accompany the new documentary film about her life.

Chortle last month reported how the feature, entitled simply Janey, would get its premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival on March 10, followed by a tour of Scotland.

Now it has been announced that Godley will appear at ten screenings, starting at St Andrews on March 16 and ending in Dundee on April 20.  Other screenings have also been confirmed, at which the comic will not be performing.

The film follows Godley on her Not Dead Yet tour as she is treated for terminal ovarian cancer, culminating in an emotional hometown show at Glasgow's 3,000-seat SEC Armadillo.

She said: ‘After all I’ve been through these past two years, the film has been the energy boost I needed to pick me up.

‘I hope everyone enjoys the highs and lows of the documentary, there’s laughter and, more than anything, friendship. It’s a love letter to my pals and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.’

After years on the stand-up circuit, Godley  found fame for her sweary anti-Trump placards and became a social media sensation as she revoiced First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Covid briefings.  But her new fame brought new scrutiny and she was called out for racists tweets she had made in the past. 

‘First I was cancelled, then I got cancer,’ the comic notes in the film as she tried to  rebuild her career before receiving her diagnosis.

Made by John ​Archer – former head of music and arts at BBC Scotland – the film interweaves fly-on-the-wall footage with interviews from people such as Jimmy Carr, Nicola Sturgeon, and Janey's daughter, Ashley, a comedian who is also a producer of the film.

Where Godley attends the screenings she will also share outtakes from the film and answer questions from the crowd, as well as performing her stand-up.

Godley’s tour dates are here, and details of all screenings are here.

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Published: 9 Feb 2024

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