Janey Godley

New Comedy Commissions From BBC Scotland Featuring Scottish Female Talent

Established and rising stars of the female Scottish comedy scene will feature in a raft of new comedies from BBC Scotland including Janey Godley, Gayle Telfer Stevens, Louise McCarthy, Susan Riddell, Kendra McPherson, Ashley Storrie, Karen Dunbar, Joyce Falconer and Elizabeth Caproni.

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News: An Actual Festival. In Scotland. In August.

One of Scotland’s most loved arts festivals, East Lothian’s Fringe by the Sea has announced preliminary plans for its return this summer with support from partners North Berwick Trust, Belhaven Brewery and DC Thomson Media. And comedian Janey Godley (pictured) is one of the stars booked to appear.

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News: Janey Godley-Hosted Burns Night Gets Over 320,000 Viewers

Scotland’s largest contemporary Burns celebration, Big Burns Supper attracted a digital audience of 327,000 with viewers tuning in from Scotland and 50 countries across the world to its first-ever fully digital show which aired last night.

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News: Janey Godley To Host Big Burns Night Online

Comedian Janey Godley is set to host the Big Burns Supper, Scotland’s biggest contemporary Burns festival. The festival usually takes place in Dumfries across 10 days, but like so many events, it will be going virtual for 2021.  

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Lewis Capaldi & Janey Godley Lead Nominations in Scottish Comedy Awards 2020 Shortlist

Nominations for the 2020 Scottish Comedy Awards were opened at the start of the year, in March a panel whittled the long list down to the below short list.

This year’s nominations feature a host of worldwide stars including David Tennant for his role as Crowley in Amazon’s Good Omens, Edinburgh’s Ncuti Gatwa as Otis in Netflix’s Sex Education, and Bathgate boy Lewis Capaldi who famously got in an hilarious bit of trolling with Noel Gallagher.

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News: Film Award for Short Starring And Co-Written By Janey Godley

A comedy film co-written by stand-up comedian Janey Godley has won Best Short Film Award at the Winchester Film Festival.

The Last Mermaid is directed by Fi Kelly and also stars Gabriel Quigley and Sanjeev Kohli of Still Game and Fags, Mags and Bags.

It was co-written by Godley and Jules Middleton.

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News: Fringe Of Colour Founder Jess Brough Comes Second In The List's Hot 100

Jess Brough, who founded the Fringe of Colour, has landed second place in The Hot 100, Who To Watch Out For In 2020 chart, just published by Scottish magazine The List.

Brough (pictured) set up the Fringe of Colour in 2018 having seen how overwhelmingly white and middle class the Fringe was both on and offstage.

News: Mother And Daughter Shortlisted For Comedy Award

Mother and daughter Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie have both been shortlsted for Herald Scottish Culture Awards. 

They are in the comedy category alongside Frankie Boyle and Kevin Bridges.

Opinion: Janey Godley Brews Up Trouble For Irn-Bru?

Janey Godley’s complaint that she thinks she was ripped off by the people who made the new Irn-Bru ad has caused a stir in comedy circles. It is not the first time a comedian has allegedly had input into an advertising campaign and not been given credit. Or, in some cases, paid.

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News: Janey Godley Heads Scottish Comedy Award Nominations

Janey Godley has been nominated for four awards in the second Scottish Comedy Awards nominations, announced today. The Glaswegian comedian is up for Best Headliner, Best Compere, Best Podcast (with her daughter Ashley Storrie) and Best Festival/Tour Show.

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