Janey Godley is a Scottish comedian, actress, playwright, and best-selling author. She was born in Glasgow in 1961 and grew up in the city’s East End.
Godley’s comedy career began in the late 1990s when she started performing stand-up comedy. She quickly gained a following for her irreverent, sometimes profane, but always hilarious observations on life in Scotland.
Godley has since become a household name in the UK, known for her distinctive Glaswegian accent and her ability to find humor in even the darkest of situations.
She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, and many other comedy events around the world.
In addition to her comedy work, Godley has written a number of successful plays and has authored several best-selling books, including her memoir “Handstands in the Dark” and the crime novel “Crowdie and Cream.”
Janey Godley Children: Meet Ashley Storrie
Janey Godley has one daughter named Ashley Storrie. Storrie is also a comedian and writer, and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and other comedy events in the UK.
She has also worked as a writer for the BBC Scotland comedy series “Scot Squad” and has co-hosted the Scottish politics podcast “RHLSTP” with Richard Herring.
Godley has spoken publicly about her experiences as a single mother raising Ashley in poverty in Glasgow in the 1980s, and how those experiences have informed her comedy and activism.
Ashley has also occasionally appeared in her mother’s comedy shows, and the two have collaborated on several projects together.