How I Escaped My Certain Fate Book

In 2001, after over a decade in the business, Stewart Lee quit stand-up, disillusioned and drained, and went off to direct a loss-making opera about Jerry Springer. This book details his return to live performance, and the journey that took him from an early retirement to his position as the most critically acclaimed stand-up in Britain.Read More

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    Experience how it feels to be the subject of a blasphemy prosecution! Find out why 'wool' is a funny word! See how jokes work their inner mechanisms revealed before your astonished face! In 2001 after over a decade in the business Stewart Lee quit stand-up disillusioned and drained and went off to direct a loss-making opera about Jerry Springer. "How I Escaped My Certain Fate" details his return to live performance and the journey that took him from an early retirement to his position as the most critically acclaimed stand-up in Britain. Here is Stewart Lee's own account of his remarkable comeback told through transcripts of the three legendary full-length shows that sealed his reputation. Astonishingly frank and detailed in-depth notes reveal the inspiration and inner workings of his act. With unprecedented access to a leading comedian's creative process this book tell us just what it was like to write these shows develop the performance and take them on tour. "How I Escaped My Certain Fate" is everything we have come to expect from Stewart Lee: fiercely intelligent unsparingly honest and very funny.

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    In 2001 after over a decade in the business Stewart Lee quit stand-up disillusioned and drained and went off to direct a loss-making opera about Jerry Springer. This book details his return to live performance and the journey that took him from an early retirement to his position as the most critically acclaimed stand-up in Britain.

  • 0571254802
  • 9780571254804
  • Stewart Lee
  • 5 August 2010
  • Faber and Faber
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 384
  • 1st Edition

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