Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.
But how did he get there? Michael reveals all and gives a hilarious performance in this audio edition of his remarkably honest 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 - all are revealed. Michael’s story is riveting, poignant, romantic, and above all, very, very funny.
©2010 Michael McIntyre (P)2010 Penguin Books Ltd
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"So so funny"
absolutely non stop laughter, the best one I've read for ages and I couldn't stop listening to it
Brilliant book, great fun to listen to. It was like being at an extended Michael McIntyre stand-up show. Loved it.
"Life & Laughing - Michael McIntyre"
This is only the second Audiobook I have listened to and was very pleasantly surprised.
Michael McIntyre reads the book himself which certainly enhances the overall experience of what is an entertaining and interesting look at the rise and life of the stand up comedian.
There are many colourful characters, who McIntyre brings to life very well, keeping the story moving all the while.
Overall, very humorous and well written - I am sure any fans of McIntyre's routines will enjoy this one.
"A naturally very funny and likeable bloke!"
I recently joined audible and started listening to audio books. I did it because I read mostly autobiographies, have little time to read and I like to get 'under the skin' of the people I'm reading bout. Michael McIntyre proves my point precisely - this book is really funny, but it's made even more so by the communication style and delivery of the man himself telling the story. I read the first chapter in Waterstones in an actual book (wow) before I purchased the audio-book, and the difference is remarkable.
Buy this book - it's great.....but buy it as an audio-book if you can, because it's even better that way:)
"Laugh out loud funny!"
I've always loved Michael McIntyre, and bought this as an audio book for a long haul flight. I think I kept a few people awake around me when I kept laughing out loud! If you like Mr McIntrye, you'll love this, made all the better as he narrates it himself.
"A Must Read / Listen!"
Brilliant book! Michael narrates this so well! Had me laughing from the start! You have to buy this book!!!
I was a bit sceptical about audio books but was very pleasantly surprised. This was a great book to start with but I am converted to audiobooks. Michael McIntyre does not disappoint, he is funny and charming and is not afraid to open up about the high and lows on the road to his success. I loved hearing about his education, his family life, his romance with Kitty and his career, Michael shows that he is like everyone else with the little dramas in his life and yet he overcame some issues to be the great comedian he is today. I hope you do buy this book and enjoy it as much as I did.
I laughed from start to finish! Absolutely hilarious but interesting too. So pleased I got it as an audio book as listening to Michael McIntyre reading it just absolutely made it with all his voices and wit. A must have! I'm going to listen to it again straight away. Only problem _ I irritated my kids and husband as i kept laughing out loud and they obviously weren't in on the joke! Well done Michael,, can't wait for the next one!
"Funny as ......."
If you like Michael McIntyre you will love this. It's like having a personal stand up show!!! He is funny and articulate and very descriptive. It is an honest description of his life. Michael comes across as a very loyal individual. I really enjoyed it. There were many many laugh out loud moments. I would seriously recommend it.
I had to read this book for myself after going on holiday with my daughter and having to listen to her read snippets to me when I wanted to know why she was convulsed with laughter. Even out of context it was very funny. I have not been disappointed. A remarkably funny book, honest, well read (his accents when quoting others - Billy Connelly for example) . I decided to have audible version so I can listen to it on long drives - miles disappear rapidly. Look forward to making the trips now.
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