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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I love Michael McIntyre so figured listening to his audio book would be very entertaining. I wasn't disappointed, this was my first audio book and now finding it difficult to pick my next one! I really enjoyed listening to how Michael made it to where he is now, the hard times, the funnies and when he met his wife and had his boys. Definitely recommend!
"Worth a listen, but consider what for"
This was an interesting listen. For some reason I thought there would be more in the way of Michael's humour, I don't know why on the basis that it's his biography. There was certainly enough to keep his tale moving along so I guess the book is exactly what it says on the tin.
"Audible version the best!"
This is a perfect example of where the audiobook is a far better experience than simply reading it. It feels like you are sitting down having a chat with a really entertaining companion. McIntyre is warm and witty and I enjoyed getting to know him better thanks to Audible.
This was my first introduction to Michael McIntyre. It was soooo funny. Had me in stitches soo many time. It was hard to control reactions on the public transport.
I have listened to it twice now, and would really recommend it to uplift anyones mood.
It was very engrossing, right from the word go. It was really good to be narrated by the author, because he was able to really emphasise some points and give his lines the added punch required.
"Entertaining and good insight into his upbringing"
A good listen and one where I looked forward to listening to the next chapter, very open about his upbringing and tribulations of childhood in a separated family. Also good to be given the insight into how difficult it is to get into mainstream standup and the financial cost that I'm sure many never recover from. Amusing stories told very much in his comedy style
"Loved it, Loved it, Loved it........"
Michael McIntyre reading this makes it a fantastic audio book. It is written in his own inimitable style, it made me laugh out loud, cry and not stop my ipod until the end of the book. It is the only book I've EVER read/listened to twice (I'm in my forties) and I loved it just as much second time around. I'm trying to get the rest of the family to listen to it as none of them have had an audio book before and I know they will all love this!
"The best way to experience this book"
Sometimes I feel like I am cheating or missing out on part of the reading experience when I listen to a book rather than read it, but with Life and Laughing read by Michael McIntyre himself it is definitely the reader who is missing out on the experience available from the audiobook. Michael McIntyre gives his highly entertaining autobiography the full flavour of a great stand-up performance.
"Laugh out loud funny"
I really enjoyed this audio book, it had me in stitches most of the time. I think the fact that Michael McIntyre actually narrates it himself makes it all the funnier and it helps you connect with him throughout his story even more (and he adds a few funny extras, which is a bonus!). Would definitely recommend this to everyone.
"A brilliant Memoir"
This is the first memior (autobiography) I have read, and am pleased it is! It is excellently written, and brilliantly read.
Like his shows Michael was able to turn every day life into a comedy extravaganza.
A must read/listen!
"Great for a giggle"
I loved this book, especially because it was narrated by Michael himself. It was interesting to hear about his background and the fact that it wasn't easy for him to begin his comedy career. I keep listening to this over and over again on my lunch break :)
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