Janey Godley starts the gig as she means to go on, chatting casually to you as you enter and preparing you for an wonderfully informal hour of stand-up comedy. She neatly avoids being pigeonholed as a ‘female’ or ‘working-class’ comic, offering earthy humour, pragmatic insight and a good-natured optimism that falls into no niche but her own. I sometimes wished for a few more big laughs in a set that’s consistently enjoyable rather than laugh-out-loud funny, but she’s such an engaging and likeable character that it’s a pleasure to spend an hour in her company. Janey is witty, warm and wise, and you won’t be disappointed with a visit to ‘Godley’s World’.
This review was originally published here.