Jeremy Hardy

News: Those We Have Lost In 2019

2019 is probably the worst year for comedy deaths since Beyond The Joke launched. Maybe it's in part down to the original 1980s wave of alternative comedians getting older, maybe it's due to life on the road and the general stress of a career in comedy and/or showbiz/acting taking its toll, but it's been sad to see some great names young and old and from both sides of the Atlantic Iand Oz) leave us in 2019.

Here is a round-up of just some of those figures who will be missed.

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News: UK Comedy Awards Winners Announced

The results of the annual UK Comedy Awards have been announced today, These are the comedians comedian awards in which professional comedians vote for the

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News: Major Jeremy Hardy Tribute Show Announced

A night of comedy to commemorate the genius of Jeremy Hardy, as performed by his friends, has been announced.

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Report: Jeremy Hardy's Memorial Service

Friends and family of Jeremy Hardy gathered to celebrate his life on Monday 13th May at the Battersea Arts Centre. This piece below wasn't written by me. It has been published on Jeremy Hardy's website and we republish here with permission. Hardy was a supporter of Parwaz, a film project about 9-year-old Ahmad, who fled from Afghanistan to Europe in 2016.

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News: Jeremy Hardy Remembered At Memorial Event

Update: read a more detailed report here.

Comedian Jeremy Hardy has been been remembered at a private memorial held in south London. 

Hardy died in February this year, aged 57.

The event was held in the Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre a few miles from where Hardy lived for much of his adult life.

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News: BBC Radio To Air Jeremy Hardy Documentary

BBC Radio 4 is to air a two-part series on Jeremy Hardy, who died in February, aged 57.

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News: Tributes Paid To Comedian Jeremy Hardy

Tributes have been paid to comedian Jeremy Hardy, who has died aged 57.

Hardy was a leading light of 1980s alternative comedy, part of the second wave of stand-ups who emerged with a determination to be non-racist and non-sexist, alongside comedians including Jo Brand, Julian Clary, Mark Thomas, Mark Steel, Arthur Smith and Jack Dee. He was one of the first stand-ups to win the Perrier Award, picking up the prize at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1988.

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News: Jeremy Hardy Dies

Comedian Jeremy Hardy has died. He was 57.

His friend and publicist Amanda Emery issued the following statement: "Friends and family of comedian Jeremy Hardy, are immensely sad to announce that Jeremy died of cancer, early on Friday 1st February. He was with his wife and daughter as he died.

He retained to the end the principles that guided his life; trying to make the world more humane, and to be wonderfully funny. He will be enormously missed by so many, who were inspired by him and who laughed with him.

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News: Kitson, Thomas, Long, Hardy, Yusuf, Prowse Play Grenfell Benefit

Daniel Kitson, Mark Thomas, Josie Long, Jeremy Hardy, Imran Yusuf and Haydon Prowse are to play a fundraising gig in aid of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The one-off show will take place at Battersea Arts Centre next Monday, June 19. More acts are to be confirmed.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Grenfell Tower Appeal, coordinated by the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation.

Preview: Comedians In Live Tribute To Alan Rickman

Comedians are gathering next week to pay tribute to Alan Rickman.
 
The show will be called Laugh Hard and will take place on February 28 at the Phoenix in Cavendish Square.
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