<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> JANEY GODLEY - Scottish actress, comedienne, author, playwright & journalist

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She is a member of
BAFTA and Equity
and is in

"The Glasgow Comedy Queen" (The List)
"Compelling... ballsy... a breath of fresh air" (The Guardian)
"The most outspoken female stand-up in Britain" (Daily Telegraph)
"The greatest British improviser of her generation" (What's On Stage)
"Some of the sharpest-elbowed comedy in the world" (New York Times)
"Scotland's funniest woman... the Godmother of Scottish Comedy" (The Scotsman)


This page was last updated on 2 August, 2015

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Janey will be performing her new show Honest To Godley at the Counting House, 7.45pm, August 6th-30th. You can buy tickets HERE.


Janey - Blogging Changed My Life - on BBC Radio Scotland - Ep 1... HERE.

Janey is interviewed about the death of Joan Rivers by US Public Radio ... HERE.

On BBC Radio's 5 LIVE BREAKFAST show, Janey talked to Nicky Campbell about the effect of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Glasgow - and her own part in it You can hear what she said HERE.

In BBC Radio Scotland's CULTURE STUDIO, Janey aka tech-guru Mrs Beattie reflected on age as a 'silver surfer'. You can hear what she said HERE.

In BBC Radio Scotland's FEELING KIND OF FUNNY, Janey shared stories, jokes and revelations about various areas of mental health... You can hear what she said HERE.


Janey's weekly podcast was recently shortlisted in the Comedy Category of the 9th annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards in the US and won Best Podcast at the Scottish Comedy Awards.


In the Speakeasy series for New Zealand TV: Jo Caulfield presents Janey live in Edinburgh. See HERE.

Recent YouTube videos of Janey include her playing a small club in London and the vast SECC in Glasgow.


Multi-award-winning Scottish comedienne, playwright, award-winning blogger, best-selling author and former Scotsman newspaper columnist Janey Godley has performed her comedy shows and one-woman play around the world, including off-Broadway in New York. She is a regular on BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute.

In 2006, Janey was nominated and was close runner-up for the annual Scotswoman of the Year title as 'the most inspirational woman in Scotland'; at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, she won the Spirit of The Festival Award.

A regular 5-star performer at the Edinburgh Fringe, in 2008 she won the Fringe Report Award as 'Best Performer' and two Nivea Funny Women Fringe Awards - as 'Best Stand-Up' and, overall, for 'Best Show' as "one of the most prolific and extraordinary stand-up comedians working in the UK".

In 2009, the New Zealand Comedy Guild nominated Janey as 'Best International Guest'; they had also nominated her on each of her previous visits in 2002, 2006 and 2008.

In 2012, a regular Tweeter, her live Twitter description of a couple's rapidly-deteriorating relationship on a train became a viral sensation and caused a media debate on personal privacy. At the Edinburgh Fringe in August, she staged a 5-star-winning one-off play #TimAndFreya based on the incident.

In 2014, her weekly podcast was shortlisted in the comedy category of the 9th annual People's Choice Podcast Awards in the US.


Janey's autobiography is now available in Kindle and Apple iBook editions. It is also still available in UK shops or from online stores or direct from Janey via the Merchandise button in the left hand column. More about the book via the Autobiography button. Handstands in the Dark was a No 3 hardback bestseller and a UK Top Ten paperback bestseller


Excerpts from the long-running STV drama series River City.
(9 min 14 secs)

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Press requests & media bookings to Janey's agent
Triona Adams
at Chris Davis Management

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