Life and Laughing: My Story Book

That Michael McIntyre had to struggle hard for success in a business where so few are successful is apparent in his book. In parts it is achingly poignant and then hilariously funny. His heartbreaking attempt to sell tickets at the Edinburgh Festival, indifferent audiences, coping with overwhelming debt and his sheer determination to make it are told with both pathos and humour. Yet this is a sensitive man and the angst of his adolescent years and his frustrating encounters with the opposite sex are superbly funny as is his determined wooing of the lady who became his wife. The characters are well drawn, especially his Hungarian grandmother, what a character she was. This is a laugh out loud book, but it also generates respect for a man who, although still very young, has succeeded as a genuine British comic who relies on his own unique talent rather than resorting to lurid or offensive material. I can only recommend this very funny book.Read More

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    Michael McIntyre is Britain's biggest comedy star. This autobiography reavels his showbiz roots, his appalling attempts to attract the opposite sex, his fish-out-of-water move from public to state school and his astonishing journey from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival to selling half a million tickets on his last tour.

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    Discover Michael McIntyre's hilarious life-story in "Life and Laughing". Michael McIntyre is Britain's biggest comedy star. He has released two record-breaking DVDs "Live and Laughing" and "Hello Wembley"; hosts his own BAFTA-nominated BBC1 series "Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow"; and has picked up British Comedy Awards for Best Live Stand-Up and Best Male TV Comic. Last year he became the youngest ever host of the Royal Variety Performance and now in 2011 he takes the hot seat as a judge in the hit ITV show "Britain's Got Talent". How did he get there? Michael reveals all in his remarkably honest and hilarious autobiography. His showbiz roots his appalling attempts to attract the opposite sex his fish-out-of-water move from public to state school and his astonishing journey from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival to selling half a million tickets on his last tour. Michael McIntyre's "Life and Laughing" is riveting poignant romantic and above all very very funny. Michael McIntyre was born in South London in 1976 to parents from the world of showbiz. His Hungarian mother was a dancer and his Canadian father co-wrote "The Kenny Everett Television Show".Now he is a stand-up comedian who in 2009 sold out a record six nights at Wembley Arena and four nights at London's O2. Michael lives in North London with his wife Kitty and their sons Lucas and Oscar. This is his first book.

  • 0141045671
  • 9780141045672
  • Michael McIntyre
  • 31 March 2011
  • Penguin
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 384
  • 1st Edition

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