Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second that 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 fifty-four date Arena tour.
But how did he get there?
Michael reveals all in his remarkably honest and hilarious autobiography Life and Laughing. 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. Michael’s story is riveting, poignant, romantic and above all very, very funny.
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Publication date: 2010
I listened to this on audio book. It was read by Michael McIntyre himself. This is a very candid, real, and absolutely hilarious book. Having the author read his own book meant that the words became even more real because he knew what emotion and sense he wanted to get across. One of my favourite parts in this book was the story about when his wife went into labour with their first child, and how the pain of labour caused her to swear, something that surprised Michael as he hadn’t heard her do this before. His journey to be the popular comedian that he is today has not been an easy one but I really admire his tenacity and determination. Some other funny stories was the story about his grandmother. She was a wonderfully funny, but very forthright woman. The accent that his mother had Michael portrayed very well and with great hilarity.
It was a very easy and enjoyable read. If you like Michael McIntyre you should probably like this book. Well worth the read.
Recommend for: Adults