Jeremy Hardy became a stand-up comedian in January 1984, and went on to win the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1988. A regular on BBC Radio 4, Jeremy was best known for his appearances on panel shows The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, as well as for Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation - which ran for ten series - and Jeremy Hardy Feels It. Jeremy died on 1 February 2019. He is survived by his wife, Katie Barlow, and his daughter, Elizabeth. This collection is edited by Katie and Jeremy's long-time producer, David Tyler. He was posthumously awarded the Comedians' Comedian Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2020.
Ground-breakingly brilliant, off-the-register funny, compassionate and caring - Jack DeeA glorious friend and a mischievous comedian - a clown and a commentator all at once - Mark SteelJeremy 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 ToksvigJeremy Hardy was so special and brilliant and mischievous, a miracle of a person. - Victoria Coren-MitchellUnfussy, 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