TV comic’s Barn show

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One of the UK’s foremost and respected stand-up comedians, Jeremy Hardy is back on the road and brings his new live show to Banchory’s Woodend Barn at 8pm on on Monday (May 30).

His show could be called an extravaganza, were it not for the fact that nothing happens. He comes on, talks for a while and then goes off again. He doesn’t walk about. In fact ‘show’ is a bit of an overstatement.

But he does say quite a lot, most of it coherent. And he means well, which is the main the thing. Still alive and able to speak for lengthy periods, this will not be so much as a one-man show as an understaffed cavalcade.

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.

An essential member of Radio 4’s The Newsquiz team, Jeremy is a regular on several other shows including I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Hamish and Dougall and Just A Minute. Last year he published a book - My Family And Other Strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors. He has also written Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation and When Did You Last See Your Father. He 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.

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.

Tickets are available at Woodend Barn by calling (01330) 825431 or online at: <>