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Who is Janey Godley?

Janey Godley (born Jane Godley Currie, January 1961) is a Scottish stand-up comedian, actress, and writer from Glasgow.

Comedian Janey Godley reveals she has ovarian cancer

Comedian Janey Godley reveals she has ovarian cancer
Comedian Janey Godley reveals she has ovarian cancer

Comedian Janey Godley, who found viral fame with her dubbed sketches about First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, has revealed she has ovarian cancer.

The 60-year-old Glaswegian shared the news on social media and published a picture of herself in a hospital bed.

Godley said she arranged an appointment at hospital on Thursday after suffering from a bloated feeling in her stomach.

She said she had “done nothing but cry and cry and cry” since being diagnosed but thanked the “brilliant” NHS.

She tweeted: “Sorry but my last weekend of the tour can’t go ahead in Edinburgh and Musselburgh as I am in hospital with ovarian cancer. Look after each other. £MentalHealthMatters”

Godley was due to appear at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh on Friday and The Brunton in Musselburgh on Saturday.

She said: “If you have any symptoms like I had, which was I felt as though I was full before I was eating a meal, I felt as though I had no real energy and there was a big bloatingness inside my stomach, I got it checked out and it’s ovarian cancer.
“So onwards and upwards, I want everybody to know that I really appreciate them for being behind me for so long and we will see what happens next.”

She added: “Onto the next step of my journey and what is that journey? I don’t know if I’m going to be one of these people who battle bravely, who fight every step, I don’t know.
“That doesn’t feel how I’ve been the last day, I’ve done nothing but cry and cry and cry but I’m going to use science, I’m going to use technology and I’m going to try and cope with this next step on the journey.”

Janey Godley Biography, Wiki

Janey was brought up in Shettleston, in the tough East End of Glasgow, Scotland. Aged 5-13, she was raped and sexually abused by her uncle. Aged 19, she married into a Glasgow gangster family; her husband has Asperger’s Syndrome – a mild form of autism.

Her mother was murdered by a psychopathic boyfriend when Janey was 21. Her mother’s boyfriend/killer, though known, was never prosecuted. For 14 years, Janey and her husband ran a pub (bar) in the Calton area of Glasgow’s East End, at the time an extraordinarily violent and drug-ravaged red-light district where even crucifixion was not unknown.

In the 1980s, 22 of her friends died from heroin in a 17 month period. In 1994, she successfully prosecuted her uncle for his abuse in the 1960 and 1970s; he was imprisoned.

During her years running the pub, she staged the first performances by comedian and magician Jerry Sadowitz. She later became a full-time stand-up herself and ran comedy clubs in Glasgow.

In 2002, she won Best Show Concept at Television New Zealand’s TV2 International LAUGH! Festival. At the same year’s New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards, she was nominated as Best International Guest and as Best Visiting Comedian.

In 2003, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she daily performed her one-woman play “The Point of Yes”, about heroin in 1980s Glasgow; her daily comedy show “Caught in the Act of Being Myself” was hotly debated by the Perrier Comedy Award panel. It was eventually barred for consideration (according to two members of the panel) when it was realised she was ad-libbing the entire 60-minute show and therefore she was not performing the same show every night.

In 2004, she started writing her daily online blog, which continues today. A BBC Radio 4 documentary series on relationships to which she contributed “Stuck in The Middle” won a gold at that year’s UK Sony Radio Academy Awards. In August “Good Godley!”, her breakthrough comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, won 40 stars in reviews – said in press articles to be more than any other comedy show. In October, she appeared for a fortnight on the daily Channel 4/E4 reality show “Kings of Comedy”.

In 2005, her autobiography “Handstands in the Dark” was published in the UK and Ireland. It became the number 3 bestseller in Scotland and was voted a ‘Best Read of 2005’ by listeners of BBC Radio 4’s “Open Book” series. She also began regular guest spots on BBC Radio 4 chat show “Loose Ends” both as interviewee and interviewer.

In 2006, her autobiography was published in paperback and became a UK Top Ten bestseller. She started regular guest spots on long-running BBC Radio 4 series “Just a Minute” and was nominated as ‘Scotswoman of the Year’ in the 44th running of the annual contest; she was runner-up, being narrowly beaten by a Polish doctor. In December, she was nominated by the New Zealand Comedy Guild as Best International Guest of 2006.

In March 2007, she began writing a weekly column in “The Scotsman” newspaper every Monday.

In 2008, she was named Best Performer in the Fringe Report’s annual awards for live performances on the London Fringe. In April, readers of London’s “Time Out” magazine voted her 3rd Best Comedian in the British Isles. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, she won two Funny Women Fringe Awards – for Best Show (“Domestic Godley”) and Best Stand-Up as “funniest woman on the Fringe” and “one of the most prolific and extraordinary stand-up comedians working in the UK”. In November, the New Zealand Comedy Guild nominated her as Best International Guest of 2008.

Janey Godley Biography
Janey Godley
BornJanuary 1961 (age 60)
Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Other namesJaney Currie
Janey Storrie
OccupationComedian, actress, writer
Years active1994–present
Political partyScottish National Party
Spouse(s)Sean Storrie ​(m. 1980)​

Janey Godley Career

Godley began her stand-up career in 1994. She won an award for the “Best Show Concept” at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in 2002, and the “Spirit of the Festival” in 2006.

In 2005 her autobiography Handstands in the Dark was published. In 2006, she was a finalist for the Edinburgh Evening Times’ “Scotswoman of the Year” award. In 2002, 2006, 2008, and 2009, she was nominated as “Best International Guest” by the New Zealand Comedy Guild.

Her daughter Ashley Storrie is also a stand-up comedian, and the two have worked together, both in support of the National Autistic Society of Scotland, as well as performing together at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016.

In February 2016 Godley joined a group of comedians on a tour of the UK in support of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, although she is a supporter of the Scottish National Party.

In 2016 Godley was pictured standing outside Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf resort holding a sign stating “Trump is a Cunt”, which went viral. She was prevented from approaching her subject by Police Scotland. Following a protest in Glasgow which she organized in November 2016 just prior to the election of Trump as President, she received rape threats through Twitter.

Janey Godley Husband

Godley married Sean Storrie in 1980 at the age of 19. Storrie, who has Asperger syndrome, was born into a Glasgow gangster family. Their daughter, Ashley Storrie (born 1986), who also has autism spectrum disorder, is a stand-up comedian and BBC Radio Scotland presenter. Godley ran a public house in Calton, Glasgow with her husband and his family for 14 years during the 1980s and 1990s.

Janey Goldey FAQ’s

Who is Janey Godley?

Janey Godley (born Jane Godley Currie, January 1961) is a Scottish stand-up comedian, actress, and writer from Glasgow.

How old is Janey Godley?

Janey Godley is 60 years old.

Who is Janey Godley’s husband?

Godley married Sean Storrie in 1980 at the age of 19. Storrie, who has Asperger syndrome, was born into a Glasgow gangster family.

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