Jeremy Hardy

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Ian Hislop and Paul Merton from the long-running BBC comedy panel show, Have I Got News for You.

Why does contemporary comedy so often skew to the left? Why do the arts as a whole lean in that direction? Do these questions only make sense if you a(...)

Patrick Kielty on stage in Belfast in 2012 to celebrate the Empire Laughs Back Comedy Club's 20th anniverary. Photograph: Elaine Hill/Kelly

Patrick Kielty’s first Belfast standup set won him a keg of beer. It was freshers’ week at Queen’s University in 1989, and his housemates had nominate(...)

Red, white and blue: Not every sane contributor needs to be complemented by a lunatic. Captain America can avoid that trap.

I like the Chris Evans who plays Captain America. He’s my favourite famous Chris Evans. In interviews he has always seemed reasonable, amusing and mor(...)

Amateur film-makers Emma, Anita, Sarah and Sarah-Louise

The late comedian Jeremy Hardy once addressed the problem of widely accessible hardcore pornography and its distorting effect on the sexuality of youn(...)

 Jeremy Hardy: in 1988 he won the Perrier award, one of British live comedy’s most prestigious accolades, at the Edinburgh festival fringe.   Photograph: William Conran/PA Wire

Jeremy Hardy Born: July 17th, 1961 Died: February 1st, 2019 Many people have the ability to express their political beliefs coherently, and many pe(...)

Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57. Photograph: William Conran/PA Wire

Tributes have been paid to “unique comedian” Jeremy Hardy, who has died aged 57 after suffering from cancer. The stand-up comedian was known for his (...)