www.malcolmhardee.co.uk



1950 - 2005


 

website of the late, great comic,
agent, manager, club-owner
and anarchic prankster



Photo by Steve Taylor, c 1984



MALCOLM WAS

“One of the great characters in the comedy business...his scams,
scrapes and escapades will be talked about for years to come”

(Time Out)

“The greatest influence on British comedy over the last 25 years”
(Independent)

”Godfather to a generation of comic talent”
(Daily Telegraph)

“One of the most anarchic figures of his era"
(London Evening Standard)

“Notoriously outrageous and a prize prankster...a genuine original”
(The Scotsman)

“A larger than life character whose ribald behaviour and risque pranks
were legendary"

(The Stage)

“Patron sinner of alternative comedy,
renowned for his outrageous stunts”

(Guardian)

AND

“Throughout his life he maintained a fearlessness
and an indifference to consequences”

(obituary, The Times)

...AS FOR MALCOLM'S FUNERAL...

“Rarely can there have been so much laughter and irreverence
at a funeral service and rarely can it have been more appropriate”

(Daily Telegraph)


TO LEAVE YOUR OWN
MEMORIES OF MALCOLM
CLICK ON A BALLOON


Photo by Matthew Hardy, 2003

OY! OY!

AUDIO

JO BRAND's poem at Malcolm's funeral (2 mins)

STEWART LEE's speech at Malcolm's funera (4 mins)

FRANK HARDEE's speech at his father's funeral (7 mins)

SIMON MUNNERY talks about Malcolm on the BBC Radio 4 series Loose Ends, 27th January 2007 (5 mins 17 secs)


BOOKS

Malcolm's own books Sit-Down Comedy and I Stole Freddie Mercury's Birthday Cake can still be bought on amazon.co.uk ... Sit-Down Comedy can still be bought in bookshops.

To read reviews of his autobiography, CLICK HERE

Malcolm is featured in The Rough Guide to British Cult Comedy, written by Julian Hall which was published in 2006. To read the press release (in Adobe Acrobat), CLICK HERE. To read the Chortle review, CLICK HERE. To buy a copy from Amazon, CLICK HERE.


artwork by Brian Damage from an original
photo by David Tuck - www.davidtuck.co.uk

MALCOLM'S FRIEND 'WIZO' SAID:

“I first meet Malcolm when I was five. I was dressed in a full cowboy outfit (it was the fashion then) and it was my first day at primary school. He looked at me and started giggling, we then spent the next 48 years giggling with occasional bouts of prison, setting fire to cinemas, blowing up stolen buses with fireworks and driving cars through supermarket windows as well as showbiz bollocks. He was the most fearless man I have ever met as well as painfully shy, which he overcame with bluster and sheer persistence and a large pair of bollocks. When we were both sentenced to Borstal for various naughty boy things at Exeter Assizes in 1971, we both got our dicks out to the judge when he sent us down.”

(Wizo died on 16th April 2009 in Australia - obituary HERE)


Malcolm with Paul "Wizo" Wiseman and Martin Soan, circa 1984
Photo Steve Taylor



Malcolm with fireman Maurice Gibb in Bannermans bar, Edinburgh, 2003; Photo John Fleming

IF YOU CANNOT SEE BUTTONS ON THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE
CLICK HERE