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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
**THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ANY COMEDY FAN**Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan.
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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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100 Things I Meant to Tell You
Arthur Smith's first book for many years, 100 Things I Meant to Tell You brings together 100 stories, poems and articles gathered over a colourful lifetime making a living on the comedy circuit. Covering a huge range of subjects and emotions, this a cornucopia of delight for Arthur Smith fans everywhere.
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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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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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Happiness and Tears: The Ken Dodd Story
A definitive life one of the best-loved and most enduring figures of British comedy, the eccentric genius and national treasure Ken Dodd, whose seven-decade career straddled the end of the era of variety and the golden age of television comedy.
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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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Perfect Sound Whatever: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
The brand new memoir from James Acaster: cult comedian, bestselling author of Classic Scrapes, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages.
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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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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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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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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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New Me
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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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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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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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Victoria Wood - Comedy Genius: Her Life and Work
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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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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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How to Produce Comedy Bronze
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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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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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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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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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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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Me. You. Not a Diary: The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller
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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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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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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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Off the Mic: The World's Best Stand-Up Comedians Get Serious About Comedy
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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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Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister: The Complete Audio Collection: The Classic BBC Comedy Series
Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. This title features the complete radio series of Yes Minister and the complete BBC television soundtracks of Yes Prime Minister.
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So, Anyway...: The Autobiography
Read by John Cleese with an introduction by Michael Palin. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths;
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Book for Her
A Book For Her details Christie's twelve years of anonymous toil in the bowels of stand-up comedy and the sudden epiphany that made her, unbelievably, one of the most critically acclaimed British stand-up comedians this decade, drawing together the threads that link a smelly smell in the women's studies section to the global feminist struggle.
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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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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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Paul O'Grady's Country Life
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**Paul 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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Improviser's Way: A Longform Workbook
An inspiring and interactive workbook to help you develop skills for longform improvisation, by one of the UK's top improv performers and teachers. Ideal for improvisers at any level. Invaluable to anyone looking to discover more about this popular, thrillingly creative and empowering form of performance.
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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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Becoming Richard Pryor
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Portrait of an Idiot as a Young Man: Part memoir, part explanation as to why men are so rubbish
Part memoir, part explanation as to why men are so rubbish.
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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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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).