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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"it's Michael McIntyre, what else needs saying?"
Was unsure about using audio books but what a place to start - it's like actually having Michael read his book to you - excellent!
Michaels impressions of the characters, such as his grandmother are hilarious
all of it, there wasn't anything to not like
the death of Michaels father was particularly moving as my own father was in hospital as I was listening to this book
I can definitely recommend this experience, it definitely lightens up dull trips to & from work whilst sat in the inevitable traffic jams
"So funny don't listen and drive"
Absolutely and have already listened to it twice. The book comes alive with Michael narrating, he does the accents and adds a few extra ad-libs and it's a thoroughly entertaining and funny audio book.
It's complicated, you have to listen to know why
Michael narrated extremely well. The accents, his excitement and just the way he recalls his happiest moments and even the touching moments when he lost his father were a joy to listen to. I've recommended this to so many people.
When Michael talks about his relationship with his father and the day he found out his father had passed away.
Loved it, will listen again and thoroughly recommend.
"Hilarious and Heart Warming"
The fact that Micheal narrates it himself is superb!
A journey into a comedians life is an interesting one...you don't go to uni to study the art of making people laugh!
His honesty in his narration...the ups and downs and his general zest for life is evident.
Yes of course! But impossible on this car trip. We listened to it on a driving trip from Beaconsfield UK, to Bluche in Switzerland and we still didn't finish the book! Too many wee stops with the kids!! We eventually would listen to more bits on day trips and then I think we finished the book on our way back to the UK
I would highly recommend this to anyone- even if your not already a fan. Well done Michael and thank you for nearly making me wet my pants and drive off the road somewhere in France on the way to Bluche for laughing so much! ( specifically the section in the book about Scotland!)
"Fantastic book, excellent narration."
Author has skills for stand up stage comedy and narration plus Mcintyre can see the funny side in difficult times of his life
"Best Stress Relief Ever."
One of the most enjoyable biographies I have read/listened to. it was gentle heartwarming and yet kept ones attention, I will have to listen to it again as at times I was chuckling so hard I missed a lot of the story.
offering a Edinburgh dealer a post dated check and the toaster room heater
first date with his wife
taking his father's ashes to scatter
a modest man.
honest, hilarious heartfelt
he reads well, really feels like he's reading to just you. its more like a one sided conversation!
its funny but also very sad in places.
you really get to know Michael in this book, he tells it well, and you don't feel he's missing anything out. honest, brilliant, funny, enjoyable, its over 7 hours long and i've listened about 5 times now!
"A revelation and a laugh"
it made me laugh all the way through. i felt like i was at an all day comedy show but with more interest. I loved hearing about how Michael worked so hard to make it.
No comparison with any book i have read.
I felt like he was talking to me personally telling me his life story. Even he didn't just read it it out loud. He really told the story. He even kept laughing and it made me laugh even more.
Stories about his grandmother - playing scrabble and earning £50 a time.
I have recommended this to many of my friends. Listening to books is great but sometimes i fall asleep and it keeps going and I lose the place. Not with this one - i always stayed awake
Narrated by the man himself which makes all the difference! Laugh out loud moments right from the beginning. Very enjoyable, he details the highs and lows of his journey to seeing his name in lights!
one of the top biographies I have listened to
Michael gives a frank and honest history of his family and career
listened to his live performance from o2, this is funnier
laughed out loud, often
"Laughed So Loudly Had To Stop Listening In Public"
If you enjoy Michael McIntyre's stand up, this is a fabulously light, entertaining yomp through his years with him.
Favourite bit? When he's describing walking up to a girl he fancies outside his secondary school and attempting to ask her out.
I had to stop listening to it on the train as I'd be sitting there, quietly enjoying his entertaining anecdotes and suddenly he'd reach a climax that was so funny, I'd burst out loud laughing uncontrollably.
Very embarrassing on a crowded train.
Then, even after I'd turned it off, what he'd just said would bounce back into my head and I'd be snorting and laughing out loud all over again.
Very entertaining, lots of laughs and a more heartwarming insight into his life outside the cameras and before the cameras.
Thoroughly enjoyable read.
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