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JANEY GODLEY – SOLO SHOW – Monday, 10th July


PICTURED: Janey Godley

JANEY GODLEY – “Not Dead Yet” Tour  

WINNER of the inaugural Sir Billy Connolly Sprit of Glasgow Comedy Award (as chosen by Billy himself), Janey Godley is ‘still alive, by popular demand’ at this year’s Balham Comedy Festival for ‘One Night Only’ after her record-breaking tour and can’t wait to be back doing what she does best! More hilarious anecdotes, straight from the women that wouldn’t die and shut up.

A few words from Janey:

My past year has been like a giant “Wordle” game that has swept the nation, I went from “cancel to cancer” in 6 weeks. No, I didn’t smack a man live at the Oscars, in front of millions of people, but I have apologised profusely for historic offensive tweets from over 11 years ago and ended up as the torn worn out pass the parcel for tribal politics in Scotland. All my own doing, but now it’s time to laugh, live and celebrate after dealing this dreadful disease.

I suffered severe mental illness during the online onslaught and whilst on my last tour in 2021 found a giant tumour in my ovary giblets and had to FIGHT to stay alive. Never one for the conventional path in life, I am still NOT DEAD YET and bringing my tour back on the road. So many stories of heart-warming love and outpouring of support to the occasional daily messages hoping I might die soon because … well I am a woman who answered back.

There will be more hilarious anecdotes, straight from the woman that wouldn’t die or shut up. Come join me!”

“A Fu%king great comedian” – BILLY CONNOLLY

“The most ribald and refreshing comedy talent to have risen from the slums of Glasgow since Billy Connolly” – THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Clever, passionate and lyrical… the whole show is infected with a fierce passion… She is a very rare talent indeed.” – DAILY MIRROR

“One of Scotland’s finest onstage treasure. Compelling, ballsy, a breath of fresh air.” – THE GUARDIAN

TICKETS: £16 plus booking fee


Banana Cabaret is delighted to bring you our 11th critically acclaimed Balham Comedy Festival from Friday 7th – Saturday 15th July.
It’s 9 nights of choice standup comedy – celebrity and household name acts, rising stars and comedians’ comedians, first-timers and festival favourites, solo shows and special guest appearance – there are shows to satisfy every comic taste, all wrapped cosily in the round at our beautiful venue.
There are two acts on each of the solo show dates. The rip-roaring Best of Banana Cabaret shows each feature four superb comedians plus compere. A special guest joins the bill to make six comics in total on closing night.
Balham Comedy Festival 2023 spans nine nights and features an amazing twenty-eight comedians, performing in our home of almost 40 years, the Bedford’s iconic round Club Room where Banana Cabaret has hosted the likes of Eddie Izzard, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Sara Pascoe and Joe Lycett.
The festival is presented by Banana Cabaret – one of London’s longest-running premier comedy clubs – loved by comics and audiences alike and always one of the best lineups in town – and is co-produced by Banana Cabaret’s Dave Vickers and award-winning comedian John Moloney.
MONDAY 10th JULY – EARLY SOLO SHOW: Doors: 6pm / Bowl Foods until 7pm / Show: 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Guests to be seated by 7pm.
*Acts subject to change