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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"Hilarious, Fantastic, Unmissable"
From start to finish this audio book in no way disappoints. Funny, touching, and poignant, Michael delivers a real treat. This audio book had me laughing out loud on the bus one minute and tears welling up the next. A definite must for anyone who enjoys a good laugh, I couldn't recommend it more!
"Fascinating insight into the comedy circle"
I'm a big fan of Micheal McIntyre's stand-ups. It was very fascinating to hear about the struggles he had on the comedy scene. Who would have thought that it took him years to reach the top. Stand-up seems so simple on tv or on stage but there is so much work and fierce competition behind it.
I also loved hearing about his live. He sounds like a nice guy and and actually very normal (in a good sense)
Added a lot to the book that he read it him self, cannot imagine it read by anyone else.
Very entertaining and interesting to listen to how McIntyre got started as a stand up comedian
"Absolutely fabulous and fun to listen to"
I have enjoyed listening to Michael's life story so much, I couldn't stop until I had heard it all. People saw me grinning, giggeling and even crying at times, as it was so touching in many ways. I feel now I'm a good old friend of him. I admire his honesty and find him utterly sympathetic and funny, and I can't wait to see one of his shows.
I really wish I hadn't picked this as my first audio book, as nothing I've
listened to since even comes close. It is the funniest book I've ever read, well listened to lol. I really liked Michael McIntyre before, I love him now.
"Fills you with life and laughter"
Absolutely the best and most emotive autobiography of any comedian. I want Michael to come and have dinner with us! Simply the best observer of human behaviour and its idiosyncrasies. Beautifully narrated by the man of the moment. If you have watched and laughed at McIntre's comedy shows, you will be totally absorbed by this listen. We laughed all the way to Scotland!
Laugh out loud funny in parts. A really enjoyable listen and all the better for being read by McIntyre himself. The only issue is the fact that he is only in his 30s therefore most of the story is from his very early life. But it is very funny particularly if you're a fan of his. maybe not as enjoyable if you're not a fan of his work / style given the heavy focus on his early life.
Michael although his life has contained tragedy has made this book one of the funniest i've read, he has a skill with humour and is able to tickle any sense of humour, his honesty of his skills only makes it better.
"Laughing aloud on the daily commute!"
MM's mission with book - as well as in his chosen profession - is to make you laugh! And make you laugh out load, if those strange looks cast my way on the train to work are any indication! Not only funny, this book is also poignant - the way he describes his relationship with his father and grandmother reveal much about the man and his writing skill, as well as as his delivery as the narrator. And this mix of the funny/poignant also extended to his comedic beginnings, apprenticeship and finally mastering his craft. No lulls to speak of and was bloomin' annoyed when the book ended - well it had to at some point! Apart from this momentary re annoyance, you're left feeling uplifted and wanting to know what happened next. Can't wait for next installment of the memoirs :-)
"Hilarious, way surpassed my expectations"
Even after reading all the glowing reviews for this audiobook I had not been expecting it to be anywhere near as funny or as interesting as it was. I was worried I'd regret not buying the book (and missing out on the pictures I know it includes) but Michael McIntyre really brings it to life in a way that I hadn't been expecting and his impressions alone are worth getting the audiobook! He evens adds extra bits and keeps some "outtakes" in if you are into that kind of thing. To be honest, even if you find him annoying normally (as I often do) I think this will still be horrendously entertaining, and it certainly made me like and respect him a lot more. If you are considering getting it, go for it, you won't be disappointed!
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