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The most popular Performing arts: comedy books currently available. Updated weekly.
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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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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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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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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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My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir through (Un)Popular Culture
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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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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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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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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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How to Produce Comedy Bronze
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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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Him & Me
Offers an account of a relationship between a father and son. This book reflects the larger-than-life personalities of its authors.
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Me. You. Not a Diary: The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller
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Spectacles
Answers questions such as 'Is Mary Berry real?', 'Is it true you wear a surgical truss?' and 'Is a non-spherically symmetric gravitational pull from outside the observable universe responsible for some of the observed motion of large objects such as galactic clusters in the universe?'
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So, Anyway...: The Autobiography
Punctuated from time to time with John Cleese's thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the relative merits of cricket and waterskiing, and the importance of knowing the dates of all the kings and queens of England, this is a masterly performance by a former schoolmaster.
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Humour
A compelling guide to the fundamental place of humour and comedy within Western culture--by one of its greatest exponents
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Get Started in Stand-Up Comedy
From one of the UK's most acclaimed and successful tutors of stand-up comedy comes this guide to understanding, developing and, most importantly, delivering a great comedy routine. Features practical tips, exercises, and expert advice.
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Monty Python at Work
Drawn from his published diaries, this is Michael Palin's account of the making of the Monty Python TV and stage shows, films, books and albums.
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Camp David
Famous comedian, funniest judge on "Britain's Got Talent", irresistible ladykiller and high-achieving sportsman, the author is a man of many talents. Launched to fame with the record-breaking "Little Britain", his characters - Lou, Florence, Emily, amongst others - became embedded in our shared popular culture. This title tells his story.
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Off the Mic: The World's Best Stand-Up Comedians Get Serious About Comedy
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Good Moaning France!: Officer Crabtree's Fronch Phrose Berk
Based on a favourite character from BBC TV sitcom `Allo `Allo! In this delightful book, Officer Crabtree's masterly grasp of Fronch falls under the spotlight as never before.
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Mack The Life
Have you ever wondered where comedians come from? Why is it that one person is a funny bloke down the pub while another actually makes a living by standing up in front of an audience telling jokes? And where does all that material come from? This title deals with these questions.
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All the Things I Lied About
Would the world be a better place if we were all honest? In this comic exploration of her past mistakes and inevitable future disasters, Katie unpicks how everyday lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit.
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Behind the Laughter: A Comedian's Tale of Tragedy and Hope
"I was living every comic's dream...with a nightmare attached."
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What the **** is Normal?!
If you grow up in a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for a mental breakdown, and women over size zero are encouraged to shoot themselves (immediately), what the hell do you do if you're, gasp ... DISABLED?
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Russell Howard: The Good News, Bad News - The Biography: The Biography
Good news, Russell Howard fans!It's time to take a butcher's into the mad, rib-tickling, insane yet lovable world of the one of the UK's favourite comedians.
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Absent Friends: A Tribute to Sir Ken Dodd
A tribute to the late Sir Ken Dodd, including poems, memories and tributes from fans.
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Eric Sykes' Comedy Heroes
Eric Sykes is one of Britain's creative comedy geniuses combining personal warmth, superbly observed written and performed comedy and a deeply intimate understanding of what a viewing audience wants.
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Dear Fatty: The Perfect Mother's Day Read
Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Later came the all-female Girls On Top, which teamed Dawn with Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax and Tracy Ullman and firmly established women in British comedy.
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David Mitchell: Back Story
David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.
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Becoming Richard Pryor
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Bachelors
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It's Not Me, It's Them: Confessions of a hopeless modern romantic - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
The hilarious first book from comedian and I'm A Celeb star Joel Dommett
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Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been
The Holy Vible is 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. The most exciting double act in comedy take on the big topics: Shame, Queen, The Highway Code (and others).
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Dead Funny
Terry Johnson s hilarious comedy of mortality and marriage was premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in January 1994. This edition was published for the West End revival in October 2016 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London."
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Comedy and critique: Stand-up comedy and the professional ethos of laughter
Comedy and Critique explores British professional stand-up comedy in the wake of the Alternative Comedy movement of the late twentieth century, seeing it as an extension of the politics of the New Left: standing up for oneself as anti-racist, feminist and open to a queering of self and social institutions.