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Jeremy Hardy RIP

Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Jeremy Hardy: Comedian and Radio 4 panel star dies aged 57
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47056671

    That's sad - so young.

    I always enjoyed his caustic humour - and, having a voice like a corncrake myself, could empathise with him when he had to sing on 'I'm sorry, I haven't a clue.'

     
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oh now that is a shame... use to love hearing him on the radio...
     
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  3. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    One of my favourite comedians, even if l didn't always agree with him. A sad day.
     
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  4. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Oh - no age . Such a recognisable voice and he made me laugh.
     
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  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    No - he wasn't very old at all.
     
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  6. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    I love the News Quiz, but it was always extra special when Jeremy Hardy was on. So sorry to hear of his death.
     
  7. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    For me Jeremy Hardy will always be The Laird from 'Hamish and Dougal'

     
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  8. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    He was always good for a well structured left wing rant. Very sad.
     
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  9. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Very sad. I had no idea he was ill, he seems to have been on Radio 4 quite recently.
     
  10. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Shame, I liked his dry sarcasm.
     
  11. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Brain cancer, apparently. :(
     
  12. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Awful.
     
  13. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I really liked his comedy, but it only really worked on radio. I couldn't see him doing the sort of stuff that Michael McIntyre earns a fortune from, even though it would be far more entertaining for the thinking person.

    It worked best on radio in short stints, such as he got in the News Quiz. A two minute rant about Tory injustice or religious b.ollox would leave you thinking and stick with you. An entire show and you've forgotten most of what he said.

    George Carlin filled theatres ranting about the way things were, but needn't have been, doing long stints, but to less effect than Jeremy Hardy could.

    My Friday evenings in anticipation that he might be a panel member on the News Quiz are significantly inferior now. RIP.
     
  14. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Really ? Have been reading responses to his death - so well thought of, liked and admired. Just so sad
     
  15. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    Very sad to have heard this. Much too young. I was able to see him live some years ago and he was fantastic, @Duke of York.
    Such a shame - I may not always have agreed politically, (though I usually did) but he was a voice of reason.
     
  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Radio 4 did a retrospective at 06:30 for the news quiz. Nice to hear.
     
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  17. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

  18. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Star commenter

    This is such sad news.
    Most definitely.
     
  19. vinnie24

    vinnie24 Lead commenter

    Great man, great socialist and a great friend of Jeremy Corbyn.

    Jeremy Hardy.jpg
    He will be sorely missed.

    RIP fella.
     
  20. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

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