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Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes

Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes

‘Well good evening, my name is Jeremy Hardy and I’m a comedian who likes to make wry witty satirical observations about the society we live in — but I prefer to keep them to myself, thank you very much.’

Jeremy Hardy, who died in February 2019, was perhaps the most distinctive and brilliant comedian to arise from the 80s Alternative Comedy circuit. He regularly entertained the millions who heard his outrageous rants on The News Quiz, his notoriously bad singing on Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, or his hilarious monologues and sketches on the award-winning Jeremy Hardy Speaks to The Nation and Jeremy Hardy Feels It.

Often referred to as ‘the comedian’s comedian’, Jeremy’s comedy could be both personal and political, ranging in topics from prison reform to parenting, from British identity to sex. His comedy could be biting, provocative and illuminating, but it could also be surreal, mischievous and, at times, very silly. Outspoken and a lifelong socialist, Jeremy’s greatest skill was that, through his warmth and humanity, he always brought the audience along with him.

Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes is a fitting celebration to this brilliant comedian. Containing material from his stand-up to his radio monologues and political satire to the joyfully silly gems – and curated to encompass everything about Jeremy that fans adored — Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes is wise, daft, outrageous, satirical, personal and, above all, very funny: like Jeremy himself.


‘Ground-breakingly brilliant, off-the-register funny’ JACK DEE
‘A one-off. Part genius, part naughty schoolboy’ SANDI TOKSVIG
‘Unfussy, unshowy, principled, self-deprecating, hugely loved and admired by his fellow comedians and funnier than the lot of us put together’ RORY BREMNER
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Arts & Entertainment

On Sale: 20th February 2020

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9781529300376

Reviews

Ground-breakingly brilliant, off-the-register funny, compassionate and caring
Jack Dee
A glorious friend and a mischievous comedian - a clown and a commentator all at once
Mark Steel
Jeremy Hardy was a one-off. Part genius, part naughty school boy . . . there was no one to match him for his brilliant understanding, his satire and his straightforward ability to make us sob with laughter. How many evenings he made he radio theatre rock with delight.
Sandi Toksvig
Jeremy Hardy was so special and brilliant and mischievous, a miracle of a person.
Victoria Coren-Mitchell
Unfussy, unshowy, principled, self-deprecating, hugely loved and admired by his fellow comedians, and funnier than the lot of us put together. A unique comedian and a lovely man.
Rory Bremner