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 touching and self effacing"
Listen to life and Laughing ..don't read it! Though Michael mischievously accuses the listener of being a bit lazy in making him read it. But his humour is so infectious and his voice just bubbles with his energy and huge sense of fun. I've quite fallen in love with him and think Kitty is very lucky. I wasn't a particular fan before but am now.
His impressions are so funny and accurate but the most memorable part is a bit rude and relates to Michaels puberty and some crossed wires. MUST have been made up, surely?Or certainly exaggerated but was truly one of the numerous laugh out loud bits!
The vast majority of the book is funny and light hearted but there are poignant and very touching parts too. His loss of his father at such a developmental stage of his life, was heartbreaking and tenderly described. My only small criticism is that Michael speaks very very quickly in enthusiastic bursts. Other times he speaks quietly in a confidential sort of way, as though you and he are tucked cosily in a corner. It all adds to the humorous tone, but can be a bit hard to follow.
Being an autobiography it is not a book that has to be listened in one sitting. But I did listen avidly and gave a tremendous lift to my mood. It served as a great distraction at a tricky time
I cant't recommend this audio enough. I loved it and envisage me listening to it again. I've not felt the urge to review before so I think that writing this illustrates how much I enjoyed the book. Buy it!
Yes because I found him to be a very funny comedian having seen him live many times the book just reinforces the feeling.
Himself because he is so observational in his comments
Only live when he was brilliant
Uplifting, interesting, hilarious
So many, the rendition of God Save the Queen on guitar and associated story has to be my favourite.
Like hours and hours of stand up, amazing!
Multiple sittings on the way to work.
If I'm having a stressful day visiting different places putting Life & Laughing on cheers me up and de-stresses me every time!
"Very enjoyable, and fun"
Michael McIntyre shows through as a really nice guy, very unsure of himself and naive in the extreme, I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions - really worth a listen.
At some points he narrates rather quickly, but I felt it was his 'pent up energy' and the fact that he felt a bit silly reading aloud a book 'all about me'. It was lovely to hear the laughter in his voice, I really enjoyed listening.
"I could not stop listening & laughing my head off"
Too many to list
Possibly the school disco, I was howling.
Don't make a film, narrated by Michael himself is all this needs to be perfect, actors could not inject into it the humour and interest he does.
If you like Michael, then listen to this. It is absolutely hilarious, touching and above all a very interesting story of his slightly whacky childhood.
Well .... Michael McIntyre of course.
A must buy. Very funny, moving in parts. Highly recommend. Thank you Michael for. Asking me laugh out aloud.
Beeing not from UK, I knew McIntyre from one Top Gear episode. I had a suspicion, that his book would be on a flat side, but since so many reviews were so positive I gave it a chance. Sure, there were a handful of funny episodes, which put a smile on my face, But overall - pretty boring listen.
I would not recommend it. Waste of time and money.
It has a great story line but still manages oi be funny, keeps you laughing for hours would definitely recommend to everyone.
"Laugh at life"
I have already listened several times - i found it was something i could dip and listen. It is a series of stories and make it a joy
The death of his father, and talking about life with his step father. The presentation is like life with highs and lows - and makes the laughter so much better
no - i have caught snippets on TV but never been a particular fan - but his gentle banter, swear-less presentation and apparent love of life makes this a pleasure. Bought it based on other's recommendations
I could but did not have the time - it was not the books fault and for me was ideal - its like a special coffee table book - one you keep near just to listen when you have time.
Buy it if you are a busy person - its one for the car. Look out for sales and offers. It is also something you could give someone who does not like crude humour which sadly impacts on most performances on comedians at the moment - its just nice to have a balance.
"Laugh out loud book"
I loved this and it had me in stitches at time. I couldn't wait to get into my car just to listen to it. This is a must purchase for anyone.
The chapter on his puberty years! It was hilarious
All of it!
His father passing
Just buy it! You won't be disappointed
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