Author Topic: RIP Jeremy Hardy  (Read 704 times)

Jaded

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RIP Jeremy Hardy
« on: February 01, 2019, 09:43:25 am »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47056671

Very distinctive voice and very notable comedy. Cancer at 57, too early.
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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 10:22:16 am »
Oh goodness, how sad.  I loved his work on ISIHAC especially.

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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 10:36:31 am »
Poo.
I liked him.
Didn't realise he was that much younger than me.
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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 11:32:25 am »
Rest in peace Jeremy
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Jeremy Hardy RIP
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 11:52:10 am »

Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 11:55:07 am »
One of the best. Passionate and funny.
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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 12:43:07 pm »
 :(

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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 12:45:29 pm »
Bloody hell.
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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 01:29:58 pm »
Very sad.  I'd noticed he hadn't been on the News Quiz recently. Now we know why.

I went to several recordings of The News Quiz in which he took part.  Once he went off on one of his riffs he could re-introduce the audience to the wonders of incontinence with ease.  Sadly, as with a lot of what is recorded for the show, much of what he said couldn't be broadcast.
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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 03:43:25 pm »
"Who's Jeremy Hardy, why haven't I heard of him?"
"Radio.  He was quite good."
"Ah!"
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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 05:05:31 pm »
I can't say I've ever seen or heard a lot of his work, but what I was exposed to was always enjoyable.  There's a nice short piece on the BBC website with some very funny moments of his.  It was definitely too early, but unfortunately not unique in that respect.  Better to remember those funny remarks, with a smile. :)
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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2019, 06:17:01 pm »
"Who's Jeremy Hardy, why haven't I heard of him?"
"Radio.  He was quite good."
"Ah!"

Newsnight showed some TV clips from his early days, if you're interested. He made a very odd "young" man!

(as-it-happens I saw him solo on stage a few years ago and was very dissappointed - he just hadn't stitched all the good bits together well into a full-length show, and the politics overwhelmed the actual funnies. I think a lot of comics might suffer from this - Bill Bailey was outstanding in 20min form, but only v good over 90mins. IMHO!)
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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2019, 02:23:53 pm »
I remember seeing him as the boom operator in his first TV stint, and finding him funny. Then at the other end of his career, we saw him pretty much every year for the last 4 or 5 years at the local arts centre. They were more affable, rambling, digressive chats than traditional 'sets', but you could periodically see where he was getting back on script and on his way to a set piece.  Most of the material was political in nature, but was softened by his self-deprecation. And he was very open, inviting anyone in the audience who fancied it to join him at the bar after the performance. I'm not usually affected by celebrity deaths, but I'll miss him.

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Re: RIP Jeremy Hardy
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2019, 10:27:24 am »
I'm listening to The News Quiz someone's uploaded to YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmrwHayb5MU
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