Jason Manford is firmly established as one of the country's favourite stand-ups and is up there with the best northern comedy legends. His career began one night in a pub in Chorlton when a comedian didn't arrive for his set and Jason, the 17-year-old glass collector stepped in to fill the gap. From that point on he's never looked back, until now that is....
This is the story in his own words of everything that lead up to that fateful moment - a colourful tale of growing up with lots of family and not enough money, of getting by and sticking together. It is a story of his shameless extended clan of wayward uncles and singing nans and a gobby little knobhead at the heart of it all called Jason. Featuring rock-hard great granddads, doting grandparents, pub-crooning nanas, football-mad dads, pet-obsessed mums, more dodgy uncles than you can shake a stick at, failed exams, dead-end jobs, paper rounds, prostitutes, shocked priests, manslaughter, winning goals, sudden losses, replica shirts, chip-fat incidents, scary pubs, pet meat, fighting Gandhis, cancelled Christmases, Sir Oswald Mosley, flooded tents, call centres, circumcision, puppy love, friends for life, difficult girlfriends, gigs from hell, heart break and, finally, true love....
With his laugh-out-loud tales of coming of age, Jason shows he's a generous storyteller and as natural an observer as he is on stage.
©2011 Jason Manford (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
end of ch 26 talking about girl who he loved..
ch 27 suddenly starts about family on Xmas day in 2010 .. brief mention about walking out on a job seen by millions but no explanation? and that's it ???
nothing about getting back into comedy after dropping it for few years . the gigs getting bigger ???
couldn't wait to play with scalextric maybe LOL as he says
Yes because Jason Manford brings the story to life.
This is the first audible book i've listened to.
Very good and engaging throughout.
The touching part about his relationship with his first serious girlfriend was moving.
As a first book (and training for a marathon) this book kept me entertained and interested. It felt like i had a running partner telling me his life story.....a good listen!
This book is brilliantly funny. Download now. Always like to know about someones life in more detail.
Gives you more insite into how he came to bw famous and the help he gained from peter kay.
What a nice bloke. Worth my download credit
Well worth it, wasn't a massive fan before but am now. He shows a true skill in book writing, will be recommending it to all.
I really enjoyed listening to this autobiography, really brought to life some of Jason's stand up sets. Just wish it had gone on longer it just seemed to suddenly stop at a certain age. I presume he wants to save some for the next book.
Probably one of the funniest books I've had. made even better by Jason's narration. I made the mistake of listening to this in my car and garnered many strange looks as I laughed like a drain. Brilliant!
really good story and loved his voice when reading. only issue is it seemed to jump 10 years in the last chapter.
if you like similar then would suggest Kevin Bridges!
Being from Manchester I could really relate to a lot of things. A very honest and genuine account. Narrated brilliantly and funnily. I really felt a connection. Both me and my 13 year old son have listened to this more than once
His love of Manchester City !
I didn't know he had done anything else
I laughed out loud and openly cried at various times - not great when out walking the dogs !
I listened to this audio book and honestly laughed out loud so much. I listened to it with my mom and we couldn't press stop at any point. I put it on in the evening just for an hour or so but ended up staying up all night listening to it. I love him now has an amazing way of making everyday things relatable and hilarious and you will never look at them the same way again. His stories are honest and epic and I'm not joking when I say this man is a genius.
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