Jeremy Hardy Biography
Jeremy Hardy (Jeremy James Hardy) was born on 17 July 1961 and died of cancer on 1 February 2019. Hardy was an English stand-up comedian. Hardy also featured regularly on BBC Radio 4 panel shows such as The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and he also wrote columns for the Guardian.
Hardy is best known for his appearances on radio panel shows such as the News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.
Hardy studied at the University of Southampton and then began his stand-up career in the 1980s.
Jeremy Hardy | Jeremy Hardy Dying
Jeremy James Hardy was born on 17 July 1961 in Farnborough, Hampshire where he was also raised. Hardy died on 1 February 2019 aged 57.
Jeremy Hardy Cause of Death | Jeremy Hardy Cancer
Jeremy’s publicist Amanda Emery confirmed his death early on Friday 1 February 2018, “Friends and family of comedian Jeremy Hardy are immensely sad to announce that Jeremy died of cancer.”
Jeremy Hardy Wife
Hardy has been married twice, he was first married to actress and comedian Kit Hollerbach but later divorced.
Jeremy Hardy Kate Barlow
The comedian was married to film maker and photographer Katie Barlow till his sudden demise.
Jeremy Hardy Daughter
Hardy had a daughter whom he had adopted when he married Kit Hollerbach.
Jeremy Hardy Career
Jeremy started script-writing before turning to stand-up comedy in London in the early 1980s. He funded in part by the Enterprise Allowance Scheme. He won the Perrier Comedy Award in 1988 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
He also made his television debut in the late 1980s, featuring regularly as Jeremy the boom operator (media) in the Rory Bremner-led comedy show Now – Something Else on BBC Two , along with guest appearances on programmes which include the BBC One talk show Wogan (TV series). Hardy went on to feature in various comedy shows including Blackadder Goes Forth (1989), and has also
presented a television documentary about the political background to the English Civil War as well as an edition of Top of the Pops in 1996. Hardy was also one of the two team captains on the BBC Two game show If I Ruled the World that ran for two series in 1998–1999.
Hollerbach featured alongside him in the BBC radio sitcoms Unnatural Acts and At Home with the Hardys.
Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation | Jeremy Hardy Radio 4
Hardy has become best known for his work on BBC Radio 4, particularly on The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and also his long-running series of monologues Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. His excruciatingly off-key singing is a long-running joke on the radio panel show I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, on which he then appears regularly, and also replicated to great disadvantage in the spin-off radio series “You’ll Have Had Your Tea: The Doings of Hamish and Dougal”. Hardy’s experiences in Palestine during the Israeli army incursions of 2002 became the subject of a feature documentary Jeremy Hardy vs. the Israeli Army (2003), which was directed by Leila Sansour.
Jeremy Hardy Feels It
A four-episode series entitled Jeremy Hardy Feels It was broadcast on Radio 4 in December 2017 to January 2018.
Jeremy wrote a regular column for The Guardian until 2001. He also wrote a column in the London Evening Standard’s magazine.
Jeremy’s first book, When Did You Last See Your Father, was published by Methuen in 1992. My Family and Other Strangers, based on his research into his family history, was then published by Ebury Press on 4 March 2010.
Hardy supported Irish nationalist Róisín McAliskey, the then-pregnant daughter of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey,this is when the former was accused of involvement in an IRA mortar attack in Germany, and also put up part of the bail money to free her. Hardy also supported the campaign to free Danny McNamee, wrongly convicted of involvement in the Provisional Irish Republican Army’s (IRA) Hyde Park bombing on 20 July 1982.
In an edition of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation on BBC Radio 4 “How to be Afraid,” which was broadcast in September 2004, Jeremy suggested that members and also supporters of the BNP should be “shot in the back of the head”, sparking complaints and also causing Burnley Borough Council to cancel a show in the town over fears that it could be “disruptive” in an area with a recent history of racial tension.
Jeremy Hardy Tour
In September 2016, He performed at the Keep Corbyn rally in Brighton in support of Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign in the Labour Party leadership election in September 2016.
Jeremy Hardy Interview
Jeremy Hardy News
Jeremy Hardy: Comedian and Radio 4 panel star dies aged 57
Published: 1 February 2019
Comedian Jeremy Hardy, a regular on BBC Radio 4 panel shows like The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, has died of cancer aged 57.
His death was confirmed on Friday by his publicist, Amanda Emery.
Hardy made his name on the comedy circuit in the 1980s, winning the prestigious Perrier Award in 1988 and best live act at the ITV Comedy Awards in 1991.
On TV he appeared on shows like QI and sketch programme Now – Something Else.
Hardy was also an author and columnist, writing for London’s ES Magazine and The Guardian newspaper.
In a statement, Hardy’s publicist said he died early on Friday and was with his wife and daughter when 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,” Ms Emery continued.
“He will be enormously missed by so many, who were inspired by him and who laughed with him.
“A fitting memorial will take place, details to be announced soon.”
Pointless star Richard Osman was among those to mark his passing, saying Hardy had used comedy “to change the world”. In 2016, Hardy appeared on Pointless Celebrities on BBC One.
BBC Radio 4 also expressed sadness at the loss of “one of the funniest people around”.
Others to pay tribute include Julian Clary, fellow comedian Kate Robbins and Father Ted creator Graham Linehan.
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