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Tue 29 Apr 2008–Sat 10 May 2008, 8:30pm

Where: The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue, CBD, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $23.00
  • Concession: $19.00
  • Group (10+): $19.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Last seen at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in 2006 one of Scotland's finest, Janey Godley, returns in 2008 with her latest 5-star Edinburgh Fringe show triumph direct from its London West End run.

Comedienne, actress, best selling author and journalist, Janey Godley has proved relentless in telling her own stories with sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe over the last 5 years. Her first book, ‘Handstands in the Dark’ has been a best seller. She is a weekly columnist for The Scotsman and is a regular contributor to a number of blogs including her own on

Janey was born on 20th January 1961 and brought up in Shettleston, in the East End of Glasgow. Aged 5-13, she was raped and sexually abused by her uncle. Aged 19, she married into a Glasgow gangster family; 27 years later, she remains married to her husband, who has Asperger's Syndrome - a mild form of autism. Her mother was murdered by a psychopathic boyfriend when Janey was 21. Her mother's killer, though known, was never prosecuted. For 14 years, Janey and her husband ran a pub in the Calton area of Glasgow's East End, an extraordinarily violent and drug-ravaged red-light district where even crucifixion was not unknown…

These and other stories provide a rich narrative for her stand-up comedy and have drawn comparisons with her Scottish counterpart Billy Connolly

“The most outspoken female stand-up in Britain” Daily Telegraph UK

"Some of the sharpest-elbowed comedy in the world" - New York Times

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