A collection and celebration of the very best words, wit, wisdom, rants and one-liners from Jeremy Hardy, one of Britain's best-loved comedians.
Jeremy Hardy, who died in February 2019, was perhaps the most distinctive and brilliant comedian to arise from the 80s Alternative Comedy circuit. He regularly entertained the millions who heard his outrageous rants on The News Quiz, or his hilarious monologues and sketches on the award-winning Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation - which ran for ten series between 1993 and 2014 - and Jeremy Hardy Feels It.
Edited by Jeremy's wife, Katie Barlow, and his long-time collaborator, David Tyler, Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes contains the best of his material - from his stand-up to his radio monologues and political satire to the joyfully silly gems from his years of appearing on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - curated and assembled to encompass everything about Jeremy that fans adored.
Like Jeremy himself, Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes is wise, daft, outrageous, satirical, personal, and above all, funny.
Ground-breakingly brilliant, off-the-register funny, compassionate and caring - Jack Dee
A glorious friend and a mischievous comedian - a clown and a commentator all at once - Mark Steel
Jeremy Hardy was a one-off. Part genius, part naughty school boy . . . there was no one to match him for his brilliant understanding, his satire and his straightforward ability to make us sob with laughter. How many evenings he made he radio theatre rock with delight. - Sandi Toksvig
Jeremy Hardy was so special and brilliant and mischievous, a miracle of a person. - Victoria Coren-Mitchell
Unfussy, unshowy, principled, self-deprecating, hugely loved and admired by his fellow comedians, and funnier than the lot of us put together. A unique comedian and a lovely man. - Rory Bremner