After more than 40 years of belly-bursting gags and outrageously offensive laughs, the world's bluest stand-up is finally hanging up his helmet. Recorded in front of a live audience in August 2015 and featuring brand-new material that's fatter, funnier and filthier than ever. One thing's for sure: age hasn't mellowed him. Don't miss your chance to witness the end of an era as the original bad boy of British comedy goes out with a bang.
Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan's debut radio show charts the ups and downs of his life, from Billingsgate fish porter to successful stand-up comic and from Sunblest to panini, tabloids to broadsheets and the street party to the dinner party. Each week's episode focuses on a different decade of Micky's life, and he regales us with autobiographical stories told through stand-up comedy. In between the laughs, the programme goes behind the scenes with short interviews that give an insight into Micky the man.
"Funny and Entertaining"
As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you laugh, cry, shout, or giggle uncontrollably. At the age of 4, he grandstanded throughout his baby sister's christening, standing on a chair in front of the whole congregation, pulling faces and cracking everyone up. Despite himself, the vicar was impressed. And from then on he couldn't get enough of the spotlight, even when it always seemed to avoid him. Throughout his teens, he and his Dad trudged up and down towards London....
John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic homelife, with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work, as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman.
Hiya, you lot, Chubby Brown here. You know, over the years I've had my share of luck, but what makes me feel luckiest is having you lot stick with me all this time. Top names have always said, "Your audience is still the best in the business, Chubbs," and they're right! So this one's for all of you! A collection of the very best and bluest - all my personal favourite gags from over the years. I was doing all this before the PC Brigade stepped in, and it still tickles me how some people can't see the joke.
Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over 50 years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-size pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder.
"Fairly honest and quite funny"
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of We Need to Talk About... Kevin Bridges.Aged 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but he discovered he really could earn a living from making people laugh.Kevin began life as a shy, nerve-ridden school-boy. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown.
"New standard for comedians biography."
Kevin Bridges is in a league of his own as he blows the roof off the SSE Hydro in front of 12,000 fans with his brand-new show, A Whole Different Story. Recorded as part of his UK and Ireland tour and 16-night residency at Glasgow's newest venue. Kevin is in explosive form as he mixes economic theory, art history and diet tips with the rigors of growing up and adapting to his new found place in the world. It is a comic masterpiece.
During his run into turning 50, Chris Evans is on a mission. To take stock of where he is and where he's at in order to figure out how best to get the most out of what he believes are the best years yet to come. His typically positive and upbeat journey involves 100 days of contemplation, research, focus, frustration and decision making while secretly: training for the London Marathon and bringing back his cult '90s TV show, TFI Friday.
"1st book great.. This one poor"
One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with.
"A classic from a comic genius, read wonderfully"
'My name is Michael Pennington, and I am not a comic character. I'm often mistaken for one though. You might know him by another name. Johnny Vegas.' From BBC Dickens adaptations to Benidorm and Ideal to the PG Tips ads, Johnny Vegas has become one of Britain's best-loved comic actors.
Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. Read unabridged by the man himself, the audiobook edition of The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography, charting his ups and downs on the way to the top.
"a fantastic listen."
Five hundred years ago no one died of stress: we have invented this concept, and now we let it rule us. Rest has become a dirty word, and our idea of satisfaction is answering the last email. We're sleepwalking through our own lives. Ruby Wax shows us how to wake up from this stupor with a scientific solution to modern problems: mindfulness.
"Fascinating, entertaining, gutsy and uplifting"
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?
"Funnier than most professional comedian books!"
This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.
"Hours of delighted listening"
Watch out or Chubby will Kick Your Arse. Britain's rudest and crudest Fat B*****d keeps on delivering the gags. Roy Chubby Brown is back again, with all new material recorded live in Stoke in November 2005. As always, this stuff is far too rude for TV and shows why Chubby can proudly wear the crown of "World's Most Outrageous Comedian".
Roy Chubby Brown is 'The World's Most Outrageous Comedian' and in his brand new show, King Thong Live, he delivers his funniest, filthiest performance yet.
Audio from Chubby's 30th DVD Release - Who'd have thought it! When I recorded my first live gig 'From Inside the Helmet' I did not realise then that I would still be recording 25 years later. Over the years we seen some great concerts in spectacular venues with fantastic audiences, which have created brilliant memories for me. 'Who Ate All The Pies' was recorded in September 2013 in the beautiful Maltings theatre, in Berwick Upon Tweed in front of a very enthusiast audience. I believe the combination has created my best show ever!
© and (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBook
great to hear the background behind the "helmit" and the past life of roy vaisey
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