Janey Godley

Janey Godley's Daughter Ashley Storrie Returns to Comedy and Tells of Lugs, Bear & Gangrel

John Fleming | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Scots comedienne Janey Godley's daughter Ashley Storrie has decided to take up comedy again, after a gap of about 11 years (depending on how you calculate it). Ashley got her first acting part at the age of three as 'the wee girl in the metal tea urn' in the movie Alabama.

The Road to Hell - My Defence of Sexist, Racist and (Yes Certainly) Rape Jokes

John Fleming | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Banning any jokes about anything is a bad idea. Trying to get comedy club owners to ban comedians who (they believe) tell or have told or may tell 'rape jokes' is not just a bad idea, it is actively dangerous. Where does the censorship end?

In Defence of Rape Jokes

John Fleming | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

If rape jokes are to be banned, why not also ban murder jokes, incest jokes, adultery jokes and jokes about travelling salesmen, mothers in law and rabbits? All were certainly offensive to the ears of pre-War BBC Radio. It is a short and slippery slope from banning jokes to burning books.

The Twitter Fight That May Become a One-Night Edinburgh Fringe Event

John Fleming | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

"I think it's the first time a Twitter fight went viral," Janey told me, "and I got lots of interest from the big agencies and news folk and it opened a debate about personal privacy because I had used the couple's real names.

How Comedian Janey Godley Conned Gordon Brown

John Fleming | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

For 14 years, comedian Janey Godley ran a bar in the Calton area of Glasgow's East End. These were the Trainspotting years and, at the time, the Cal...