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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Like others I too had my fellow commuters thinking I was a bit mad as I chuckled away to myself on the train. Wonderfully written and the fact it is narrated by Michael makes it even more entertaining if you only ever listen to one audio book in your life make sure its this one.
"Laugh out loud"
Fantastically funny listen. I listened to this whilst out walking and there are a lot of laugh out loud moments (which can be a little embaressing!). The style of this is very similar to Michael McIntyre's stand up routine - lots of observation about the every day type of things that happen as you grow up. If you like Michael's stand up routine you'll love this book.
I loved listening to this audio book. Read by Michael himself, he added little extras just for listeners. Although I laughed all the way through the book, there were moments of sadness & desperation which I felt on his behalf. It dragged me in and wouldn't let me go.
Entertaining and funny book read beautifully by Michael. He describes the long hard slog it was for him to get his big break in show business. Using humour and sincerity, he describes honestly, the ups and downs of his life. Recommended.
"Life and Laughing: My Story"
so far from what i read, i found myself laughing hesterically in places like tesco and other public places. So for i have not been able to read it so ive downloaded this instead. Having the real guy narrate it seem highly right as i cannot imagine anyone else delivering this wonder story any other way.
"Seven hours of standup !"
Beautifully written and narrated by the author; it is both funny and sensitive.
Although a great read in book form- the audible book transfers it to another level when read aloud by the author.
Having lived in North London it evoked many memories for me .
"Major Laugh Out Loud"
DO NOT I repeat DO NOT listen to this in the office or any public place, otherwise your colleagues and general public will think you have gone mad. From the beginning you laugh your head off. Definitely a must have for car journeys or for chilling around the house. God Bless you Michael McIntyre!!!
"worth far more than 5 stars"
If you want a bursting out laughter audio book with pictures of what's being described in your head you'll love it. It's hilarious, extremely entertaining & has you hooked from the start. You won't want disturbances while listening to this. I got many a funny look from people while I sat in traffic jams listening as they saw me doubled over in laughter & no doubt heard my screams of laughter, especially as he describes his wife giving birth (you'll know what I mean when you get to it). A must purchase.
Bloody marvellous Michael, thank you.
"Hard to press the pause button"
My first review and book purchase on Audible.
I'm not normally a fan of "famous" peoples' autobiographies. They usually tell the story of their early life, difficulty in defining what they were meant to do and their struggle to be a success once they had made up their minds. Well, this is the same sort of thing .. however I don't know if it is the story or the way Michael tells it but the journey you go on is quite emotional. To used the overworked cliche, a roller-coaster ride of a journey.
The stories are interesting, the way it is read (including the many voices) are great and sincere emotion comes across. Like a book you can't put down, this is an audiobook I found hard to pause.
It is a fascinating story of a man who absolutely deserves the success he now has. As my brother found when upon successfully shutting a car boot bulging with kids toys in a shopping centre car park, a round-of-applause came from the man himself waiting to take the parking space, Michael brings a smile to every situation.
"Great comic biography"
I really enjoyed this audio book, narrated by the man himself! I was a little apprehensive as authors don't always make the best narrators but I have to say that he was brilliant. Walking the dog I would find myself in fits of giggles as Michael recounted hilarious stories from his youth in effortless style. Whilst there is a lot of humour, there was also a serious side- the effects of his parent's divorce and the struggle to break through to the big time. I finished the book, a huge fan.
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