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Hitch in Time
Living on his wits, sleeping rough and accepting lifts that get him into bizarre and often dangerous situations, Andy's six years spent on the road stand as a unique record of life as it was in the late 1970s and early 80s. In this hilarious memoir, they are juxtaposed with a host of earlier memories, resulting in dazzling and funny stories.
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
From the delights of Sri Lankan hospitality to his struggles as a child, teacher and now parent, to his adolescent flirtation with a rap career and his attempts to make it in comedy, Straight Outta Crawley is Ranganathan's hilarious and irreverent autobiography.
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Who am I, again?
Who am I, again?'Riotous, warm-hearted and revealing, and told with Lenny's trademark energy - expect recipes, comic strips, and tips for aspiring comedians - Who Am I, Again? is the heart-breakingly honest and inspirational coming-of-age story of a man who holds a very special place in British hearts.
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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female
HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.
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Great Animal Escapade
Danny is happy working at Belle Vue Zoo. But then the animals start escaping and, as a former street urchin and pickpocket, suspicion falls on him. Now, he must untangle the mystery of the great animal escapade in order to clear his name.
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Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been
A complete guide to the hilariously niche and wonderfully obscure world of commercial digital indie radio's most-unproducible hammer legends: Elis James and John Robins.
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I'm a Joke and So Are You: Reflections on Humour and Humanity
The popular comedian and science presenter blends memoir, wit, and popular science to examine the human condition.
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Zippy and Me: My Life Inside Britain's Most Infamous Puppet
This hilarious autobiography of Rainbow puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew is the first behind-the-scenes look at the iconic children's TV programme
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Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age
The untold story of the Victorian freak show and circus, and the remarkable cast of characters who performed in them. The book will chart some of the great transformations of the age: the birth of celebrity, of showbusiness, of advertising, of `alternative facts'.
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Murray's Cabaret Club: Discovering Soho's Secret
Step below the pavements of Soho's Beak Street, and discover the untold tale of the exotic - and scandalous - Murray's Cabaret Club
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I'm a Joke and So Are You: Reflections on Humour and Humanity
The popular comedian and science presenter blends memoir, wit, and popular science to examine the human condition.
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Little Book of Sass: The Wit and Wisdom of Jonathan Van Ness
The most iconic quotes from Jonathan Van Ness, the sassiest of queens
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50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live: Relive the Magic, Artist by Artist
A complete chronological account of Woodstock, hour by hour, performance by performance. Released to coincide with its 50th anniversary and with a foreword by festival co-founder, Michael Lang.
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50 Years of Glastonbury
50 Years of Glastonbury celebrates the mud and mayhem that makes the festival one of the most popular musical events in the world, for fans and for artists, alike.
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Cooperman!: The Life of Tommy Cooper
From humble beginnings to yearnings of stardom; early setbacks, marriage to Dove; the struggle to the top and the endless quest to be the best. This comedy giant was voted in the top three greatest comics of all time. There was no one else like him. He remains a fans' favourite with the nation and is the greatest ever British magician and comedian.
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Tricks Of The Mind
Derren Brown's television and stage performances have entranced and dumbfounded millions. Alternately hilarious, controversial and challenging, Tricks of the Mind is essential reading for Derren's legions of fans, and pretty bloody irresistible even if you don't like him that much...
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Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
When her mother had a series of strokes, Tessa Fontaine couldn't stand to watch her disappear right in front of her. The Electric Woman tells Tessa's story of joining America's last travelling freak show and learning to perform death-defying acts to help come to terms with her mother's illness.
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My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir through (Un)Popular Culture
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My First Diabolo Book: An Introduction to Diabolo Techniques
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See Ya Later: The World According to Arron Crascall
The world according to the most positive man on the internet, social media megastar Arron Crascall.
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Confessions of a Conjuror
Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick he's performing in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative wanders through subjects from all points of the compass, from the history of magic and the fundamentals of psychology to the joys of internet shopping and the proper use of Parmesan cheese.
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New Me
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Paul O'Grady's Country Life
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA fascinating and hilarious glimpse into Paul's life at home in the country with his animalsPaul O'Grady's Country Life for the first time gives a glimpse into the home life of one of Britain's best loved stars, alongside the animals he adores.
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female
HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.
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The Comedy Studies Reader
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Double Act: A History of British Comedy Duos
The first book to tell the story of the Great British comedy double act - from Morecambe and Wise to Mitchell and Webb
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How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't
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Help
'A beautiful and clever book about being human' Russell BrandCOMEDY. Loneliness, anxiety, depression - this book has it all. From a complicated childhood in Essex to an Ayahuasca-led epiphany in the Amazon rainforest, this story will make you laugh, cry and then feel happier than you've ever been.
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How to be Champion: The No.1 Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography
Sarah Millican's autobiography will make you laugh, feel normal and probably sniff your leggings.
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Royal Road to Card Magic: Handy card tricks to amaze your friends now with video clip downloads
The bible of card tricks - now with video clip downloads so you can see the tricks that other books only tell you about. The Royal Road to Card Magic is the `go to book' for card magic. Confound your friends, amaze your acquaintances, amuse and dazzle crowds at parties and gatherings using just a simple pack of cards., With the help of this book you can develop a versatile repertoire of first-rate card tricks. This new videobook edition of the greatest card magic book, offers the budding magician a brilliant introduction to sleight of hand magic. It includes more than 100 video clips to demonstrate the principles and practice of card magic., You will learn how to shuffle and present some astounding tricks. The Royal Road to Card Magic videobook: Includes QR codes for 110 video downloads that fully demonstrate the techniques that underpin the tricks; Presents simple sleights of hand and shuffles that you can amaze your audience with; Ideal for the amateur or a great refresher for the professional, this classic card magic reference book is written in an open style that teaches and entertains; Packed with key detail on each card trick, taking you through each trick step by step in text and video clips revealling the hand techniques to help you master your art; Foreword by Jack Delvin, President of the Magic Circle, the world's premier magical society. From classic principles and practice, to the art of presentation and a collection of astonishing tricks, everything you need is here., Learn how to do The Overhand Shuffle, The Riffle Shuffle, The Glide, The Glimpse, The Key Card, The Palm, The Backslip, False Shuffles and Cuts, The Double Lift and Turnover, The Hindu Shuffle, Top and Bottom Changes. Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue have inspired a generation of magicians with this classic card magic book. This new edition that includes the original text with new videoclips will inspire you to succeed in baffling any audience.
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Is It Just Me?: The Sunday Times Bestseller
10th Anniversary of hit TV show. A Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. Britain's best loved comedienne, Miranda Hart, laments on the horrors of growing up and offers her younger self some essential advice on grappling with life's unexpected perils and blunders.
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Entertaining the Troops: 1939-1945
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Ultimate Sock Puppet Book: Clever Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Creating Imaginative Sock Puppets
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Victoria Wood - Comedy Genius: Her Life and Work
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Seinfeld - On Screen...: Seasons 1 to 5 - An Episode Guide
When the final episode of Seinfeld aired on 14th May 1998, an amazing 76.3 million Americans tuned in, making it the most popular situation comedy is US television history. Stephen Lambe's timely and superbly-crafted new book examines Seinfeld episode by episode, tracing the development of every character, catchphrase and quirk.
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Book of Answers
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Movie Book of Answers
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How to Produce Comedy Bronze
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Balloon Sculpting: A Fun & Easy Guide to Making Balloon Animals, Toys & Games
In this delightful book Dr. Dropo shares his secrets for making several popular balloon animals, toys and games. Includes: Basics, Dog, Dachshund, Cocker Spaniel, Giraffe, Mouse, Squirrel, Horse, Camel, Rabbit, Frog, Mugwump, Bumblebee, Hummingbird, Ladybug, Swan, Seal Balancing a Ball, Penguin, Brontosaurus, French Poodle, Cobra, Snail, Parrot, Toucan, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Monkey, Standing Dog, Alligator, The Extraterrestrial, Teddy Bear, - Apple Balloons - Apple, Basket Of Fruit, Bubble Baby, Chinaman, Baldheaded Man, Bubbles The Clown, Mr. Mustache, Troll, Smiley Face, Mr. Wrinkle, The Masked Marvel, More Balloon Guys, - Balloon Hats - The Basic Balloon Hat, Space Helmet, Animal Hats, Multiple Balloon Hat, Royal Crown, - Games And Toys - Airplane, High-Flyers, Tulip, Elephant Nose, Clown Nose, Pirate Sword, Bubble Gun, Fearless Freddy Over 50 figures in all! 96 page, 1/2 size, soft cover.
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True History of the Elephant Man
Through physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, Joseph Merrick spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even 19th century sensibilities could take no more. This is the story of a tragic individual and his survival against the odds in Victorian England.
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Performance in Contemporary Art
A brand new history of contemporary performance and its crucial role in contemporary art, written by one of the world's leading curators and writers on performance art.
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It's Not Me, It's Them: Confessions of a hopeless modern romantic - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
The hilarious bestseller from comedian and I'm A Celeb star Joel Dommett
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Great Illusionists
* Including newspaper articles of the day, this book takes you back to a exhilarating time where all entertainment was live and varied. Gives insight into speciality acts were many and included one-legged dancers, ventriloquists, jugglers, fire and sword swallowers.
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Literary Book of Answers
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Contact Juggling
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Mime the Gap: Techniques in Mime and Movement
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Making and Manipulating Marionettes
This work provides an introduction to the marionette tradition and the principles and practicalities of marionette design. It includes advice on materials and methods for carving, modelling and casting puppet parts.
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Street Magic: Street tricks, sleight of hand and illusion
Explains and shows clearly how to perform around 100 close up magic tricks and illusions.
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Him & Me
Offers an account of a relationship between a father and son. This book reflects the larger-than-life personalities of its authors.