Second time lucky for comedian

JEREMY Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery.

He says he is perhaps best remembered as a much younger man, but there is nothing he can do about that now.

Still alive and able to speak unaided for lengthy periods, he is performing at Whitby Pavilion on Friday. The show was postponed from December because of heavy snow.

Jeremy is best known for his appearances on the Radio 4 shows News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. The Guardian called him “One of the sharpest comedians on the circuit … In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material. The Independent hailed a “hilarious, detailed, gently self-depreciating act from a stand-up comic in complete control”. The Financial Times commented: “One minute lewd, the next blimpish, the next acerbic, he is always one step wide of insult and one ahead of expectation”.