In 2004 Dom Joly wrote a spoof autobiography called Look At Me, Look At Me. In Here Comes the Clown, he takes up the story of his life from 14 January 2000, when the very first episode of Trigger Happy TV aired on Channel 4 and everything changed for him. Suddenly he was famous; reality was weirder than any fiction he could conjure up.
This is the story of what happened next, through snippets of recollections from his adventures in show business....
Dom Joly is a British television comedian and journalist. He is the star of Trigger Happy TV, a hidden camera show that was sold to over 70 countries worldwide as well as World Shut Your Mouth for BBC1 and Dom Joly's Happy Hour, a spoof travel show for Sky One.
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Jersey, Channel Islands. Addicted to books. Wilde/Coward especially. Adore comedy, memoirs, biographies, history, witches /wizards & silly.
Witty. Honest. Fascinating.
I liked Dom, but also Sam's character. I felt for Stacey, Dom's wife.
I purchased "Look At Me, Look At Me" in fact I pre-ordered it.
I hated it and then took an instant dislike to the author, solely because I hadn't the intelligence to realise it was a spoof/satirical book.
I was wrong, Dom Joly is an extraordinarily clever chap, I grossly misunderstood the quirky humour in the book. I shall now revisit it with an open mind,
Here Comes The Clown made me laugh, but I also empathised wiith the author.
This is simply a superb book,and beautifully narrated.
It's actually a brilliant story and I'd highly recommend it.
Really interesting info contained therein, who knew Dom schooled with Osama Bin Laden? Who knew such skullduggery existed in the world of show business?
FTR I've now publicly apologised to Dom Joly via Twitter, because I was wrong to make an assumption based on one book. It turns out he's actually very nice and has a great sense of fun, he's also a really good author.Buy this book, you won't be disappointed. 10/10
Poignant at times, laugh out loud at others.
I am always grateful to anyone who dares to be publicly vulnerable... What a beautiful joie de vie this man clearly has, wringing every last drop out of this life business. Although his wife deserves some sort of OBE for tolerating his seemingly endless jollies.
Still chuckling at the salt beef saga..I think it might inspire my inner arsehole into some practical jokery....
I listen to a lot of audiobooks, I drive a lot for my job so I'm familiar with all the audible favourites , Jon Ronson, Bill Bryson etc... Travel writing is my chosen genre , probably why I first listened to one of Doms books, This latest book is just as good as his last two which is to say very good , his rebellious streak and obvious opposition to authority (I get the impression he finds it hard to do as he's told) is what I find amusing through out his books ! This is one of those audiobooks which you end up watching the hours go down wishing there were more to listen to ! Download this book you will love it
What this isn't is a follow on from Dom's fake autobiography. Here he tells us what it's like to accidentally end up the star and producer of a popular tv show, being mis-labelled as a comedian, falling flat on his face repeatedly yet always managing to make good somehow,
Sometimes painful, often funny, this is one of the easiest listens I've had for ages - which is definitely not to say the content is shallow.
I'm still laughing when I visualise the bit with the Eskimo....
Having Dom reading the book to you brings out the full meaing behind what he wrote. So funny
Learning how all of the programs and projects came about and the silly stunts such as the CCTV Mega Zoom to a Sheep loving man Incident
Snail crossing the road - THTV
After reading all of Dom’s other books I was delighted that he released his new one just before I went on holiday, so I could power read it!
Again, a great read and totally engrossing. What an amazing run of fortune and fail Dom has had. So glad he is still the laughing clown ready to entertain us again…
Dear Dom, thank you for a thousand+ eye watering laughs. I've been loving your work since Trigger Happy. That show was SO good .. I don't think I've ever laughed as hard (in my life) as when the cub scout hid behind the tiny bush. Cheers Steve (46) ps we want/neeed more OK?
I was expecting more , but seemed bland and humourless. even the final lines - didn't offer any real pearls if wisdom.
Dom Joly has had more laughs, pratfalls, adventures and failures than most. His honesty is really refreshing - as this book is definitely not the usual massive ego trip that most people in his position churn out. This has been one of the most entertaining listens this year. Thanks Dom!!
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