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Janey Godley


Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Ballroom
AUG 2-26 at 17:30 (60 min)
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20 years of fringe shows, 20 years of touring and
so many stories. From La to New york to Newcastle and Glasgow.
The Godmother of Scottish Comedy, chief Trump annoyer and all round Glasgow mouth piece brings her show back to the Counting House.
Lots of old stories and plenty of new material to keep the punters gripped in their seats.
"Who else got jailed for possessing guns?" Janey Godley.
"Her shows have sold out globally, she's a social media influencer, podcaster and best selling author, but crap at organising a fridge or hanging up a washing" her Husband Mr Storrie.

"“The queen of Scottish comedy" Edinburgh Evening News.
"Sharpest Elbowed comedy in the world" NEW YORK TIMES
"Fuc*king great comedian" Billy Connolly
Sold out shows every year at Glasgow Comedy Fest and Edinburgh Fringe.

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News and Reviews for this Show

August 26, 2018 Squirrel Comedy
It’s funny the difference between mother and daughter. I saw Ashley Storrie in this room two weeks ago and she never mentioned her mum, except as “mum” in some of her stories, and failed to mention that her mum had a show in the same room (probably not wishing to ride on her legendary coat tails). Mum, or Janey Godley, on the other hand, was obviously very proud of her daughter by mentioning her comedy career a number of times and recommending her at the end.

A much loved mainstay of the Glasgow comedy scene, Janey has been performing stand-up comedy for 20 years and she’s here to share the wisdom of her experience. We’re given a couple of her favourite stories from years past as well as some new material. We hear about a battle with a local Tory councillor who threatened to come and spoil the show, some Twitter wars with demented Rangers’ fans and Janey’s battle against Donald Trump (Here’s her Blog where you can enjoy her “subtle” protesting skills). On the night I was there we heard her tell of her slightly autistic husband, ways to irritate people in first class on trains, the difference between growing up now and in the old days where you were chucked out of the house at the start of summer and left to fend for yourself and encounters with the dark side of Glasgow.

Janey is such a charming delight to spend an hour with, this is one of the must-see shows of the Fringe and of course packing it out. A very outspoken woman, her performance is not recommended for staunch Tory voters or Trump supporters. Oh, and Janey explains at length why the C word is not offensive in Scotland. So lots and lots of swearing. Brilliant! Click Here

August 19, 2018  One4Review
Janey Godley has been packing them into her gigs for as long as I can remember and given the lines of people queuing outside for ages to be sure of witnessing her latest offering, there is no drop off in her appeal. Quite the reverse.

Janey introduces herself as more like a nosy cleaner than a performer prior to launching into a no-nonsense hour of laughter that appealed to everyone and the laughs flowed loud and proud as She shoots from the lip, says what she thinks and nobody and nothing is sacrosanct.
The show covers a few of her greatest hits from over the years, and boy does she have a back catalogue to draw from, but there is quite a bit of new stuff too.

She gets a lot of abuse on social media but it takes more than that to worry her. With a hard upbringing and early teenage life she has developed a thick skin. She still defends their right to an opinion as she wouldn’t want to be restricted in speaking her mind. Ms Godley stands up for the underdog like no other and is certainly not shy when it comes to voicing her opinions either verbally to Theresa May or with her signs made for Donald Trump’s visits, events that went viral on the internet.

The hour flew by and I am certain was enjoyed by everyone. Here’s to the next twenty years Janey. Click Here

August 10, 2018  North East Theatre Guide
We had been aware of Janey’s work for some years. Not only is she a fellow socialist and campaigner for equality, she is not afraid to get in the face of those in power. But she is much more than a woman who stood on a golf course with a pair of signs about the current American president.

This show features a whistle stop tour of some of her life story. Unlike some youngster at the fringe today, you get a real sense that Janey has many, many more tales where these came from. We have the real life encounters and protests with Trump of course but we also have so much more. This is a history of a Scottish woman of our time and you get the impression that she has hard to work hard for everything she has.

There are some tough moments amongst the comedy. I’m not that familiar with the sectarianism that was very much a part of Janey’s upbringing. Don’t get me wrong, I know it happens – it’s just that you don’t get that sort of thing happening on the streets on Hull or Newcastle.

This is a fabulous solo show and it is easy to see why the venue was packed. Click Here

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