People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time.
"I want the unabridged version"
Wondering if science could explain how he survived his 40-year avalanche of drugs and alcohol, Ozzy Osbourne became one of a handful of people in the world to have his entire DNA mapped in 2010. It was a highly complex, $65,000 process, but the results were conclusive: Ozzy is a genetic anomaly. The "Full Ozzy Genome" contained variants that scientists had never before encountered and the findings were presented at the prestigious TEDMED Conference in San Diego - making headlines around the world.
In this new volume of memoirs, Frank Skinner describes his experience of going back on the road and doing stand up again, after many years spent working exclusively on television.
The incredible, frank and moving autobiography by the Prince of F***ing Darkness! Has there ever been a more extraordinary rock-star story than Ozzy Osbourne's? Born into a life so poor that the whole family slept in one room, Ozzy endured a tough upbringing. Music was his salvation, and his band Black Sabbath went on to change the music scene forever.
By rights, Ozzy Osbourne should not be alive. He spent forty years on a hell-raising, bat-biting, ant-snorting*, drink and drug-fuelled bender. He broke his neck going two miles an hour on a quad bike and died twice in a chemically induced coma. And yet - at 62 years old - he is healthier and happier than ever. He is a walking medical miracle. So who better to offer the public medical advice and support?
"Good for a lighthearted listen and laugh..."
Frank Skinner is undoubtedly one of the funniest and most successful comedians appearing on British screens. Born Chris Collins in 1957, he grew up in the West Midlands where he inherited his father's passion for football, a West Bromich Albion supporter, along with a liking for alcohol. Expelled from school at 16, Frank held various jobs, later going on to gain an MA in English Literature.
For the last two years, Frank Skinner has managed to squeeze in a weekly column for The Times. Without fail, he sat down every week and wracked his brain to think of something to write 900 words about. This is the brilliant result.
Challenging, high risk, and totally unique, this show really is two blokes, one sofa, and no script. Facing a studio audience who shout out topics for discussion, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner simply turn up and chat about any topic that takes their fancy. Anything could happen and usually it does.
An all-star cast celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Galton & Simpson writing partnership in four new recordings of classic Comedy Playhouse scripts, introduced by Paul Merton. Frank Skinner stars in You'll Never Walk Alone. Nothing will stop a true football fan from following his team when they reach the Cup Final, not even an eight-month pregnant wife.
Multi-award-winning comedian Frank Skinner reveals an array of life secrets in a one-off special, from career highs and lows, to relationships with women, alcoholism, and losing his virginity to a prostitute. Based on his critically acclaimed autobiography.
Comedy legend Frank Skinner brings his new live show Man In A Suit to DVD. Recorded during his 40 night sell-out run at the Leicester Square Theatre and part of his highly anticipated 2014 tour, Frank delivers this critically acclaimed and hilarious show in his usual witty and hugely entertaining style.
This one-hour documentary charts the journey of comedian Frank Skinner as he travels through Japan and Korea in advance of the 2002 World Cup, discovering the culture of the countries jointly hosting the biggest and most prestigious international football event.
Here is completely uncensored, totally live, and absolutely hilarious stand-up from the star of the smash hit TV comedy shows Fantasy Football and The Frank Skinner Show. Featuring all the original and exclusive material and filmed at the Birmingham Hippodrome during his groundbreaking 100-date tour. Not for the faint hearted; just listen to the critics.
Following the success of the BAFTA-nominated ITV series Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned, David and Frank took the show back to where it started: a live hour of completely uncensored, unscripted, audience-led comedy. The result? Fifty-four entirely different uproarious, outrageous, revealing, dramatic, and sometimes rather drunken shows. This audio captures the best moments from one weekend at the height of the run.
Comedian Frank Skinner spends £11,000 buying a shirt that once belonged to The King. Doubts arise over the shirt's authenticity and the life-long Elvis fanatic sets out on a road journey across America to find out the truth.
Frank Skinner performs previously unrecorded, uncensored, stand-up comedy material that could never be shown on TV. This performance was filmed at London's Apollo Theatre on September 4th 1994.
Frank Skinner made his television debut in 1988. After five minutes of stand-up, which had the studio audience in fits, the station received 131 calls from outraged viewers, including a cabinet minister and the head of a major airline. Frank never looked back. Here he is, live and uncensored, performing the act that won him the 1991 Perrier Award for Comedy.
The best bits from the Frank Skinner Show.
This 1996 recording went straight into the comedy chart at Number One.
Frank Skinner has created and starred in a succession of hit comedy shows including The Frank Skinner Show, Fantasy Football, and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned. As well as live stand-up and television, Frank has starred in London's West End, written a best-selling autobiography, had three number one hits with the iconic football anthem Three Lions, and created yet another number one hit with Baddiel & Skinners World Cup podcasts.