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. This was a guy going somewhere - off the rails seeming most likely. Kevin's trademark social commentary, sharp one-liners, and laugh-out-loud humour blend with his reflections on his Glaswegian childhood and the journey he's taken to become one of the most-loved comedians of our time.
©2014 Kevin Bridges (P)2014 Penguin Books Ltd.
Fan of biographies, starting to get to the obscure ones now.
I've already listened twice, it's compelling.
Naturally you compare it to the vast array of comedy biographies.
Pop tounge in in lower gum and make awughh noise.
I laughed out loads, I laughed like I may have done listening to billy Connolly tapes as a kid. I cried a little, Kevin's family, particularly his brother just comes across as the brother every kid needed.There's even a little participation which given the right mood will have you screaming out loud.
Like Kevin, frank Skinners biog was the first I read. I understand why he found it motivating. There have been many other good solid comedy biographies since.The common fault is to spend too much time telling a dull sob story about early years with not enough consideration given to how they achieved their goals.At NO point was I tempted to skip Kevin's early years which is informative, thought provoking and hugely funny.The best part gets around 4 hours of the book, this is when he makes his first stand up appearance during a low period and following inspiration from Frank Skinner.The process is engrossing and superbly described, you will have butterflies and shaking legs as kevin describes waiting to go on for his first gig, this is a work of genius. It perfectly illustrates what a talent this guy is.FULL MARKS.VAGINA(Your go)
Really enjoyable insight to Kevin's background, loving and supportive family (I'd love to hear his dad's story !) and rise to stardom. He seems a genuinely nice guy and if I was a fan before then I am even more so now. Brilliant and uplifting
A great listen for anyone who has heard of Kevin.
A joyful journey from the school days in Glasgow to the big lights of TV and international tours.
Many funny moments and many more insights into the backstage life of a comedian.
A natural voice for a great story.
I like Kevin's style of comedy and enjoyed listening to it a lot. I have liked Kevin a lot since he came onto the comedy scene. I think Kevin was the best person to narrate this (accent and all) and his perform is excellent. It felt strange listening to an autobiography of someone in their twenties but it was very entertaining. Kevin is a great writer and I look forward to listening to more in the future.
I will listen to this over and over again. It is a story of normal life, and how children become what they are from the environment , school and home they live in. It was especially good to read because I originally come from Clydebank and know the area He was brought up in and it sparked great memories.
YEs..it was recommended to me and I would pass the recommendation on
It sounded like it came from the heart
It spent alot of time on growing up and that was good, but rushed a bit through to the end. Would like to have heard more stories about his gigs.
Autobiographies of comedians are so much better when they are read by the comedian. Great book, well written and some proper laugh out loud moments. Don't listen to when you're on a train as people might look at you funny....
Thoroughly enjoyed Kevin's story which has you rooting for him all the way. What a decent guy and blessed with a family you'd wish for. Cue the Rocky theme tune..a story worthy of a movie, surely? Loved it!
"Love Kevin Bridges material"
As a home sick Glasgow girl born the same year as Kevin I'm addicted to his nostalgia inducing sets. Always puts me in a great mood and helps me hold on to what's left of my accent :) Loved hearing his story and of the hard work and dedication he puts into his craft. Looking forward to future performances.
This book was great. Kevin speaks in a moving and funny way about growing up and his progression towards becoming a famous comedian.
This is a prime example of why an author should read his own autobiography. Kevin's bridges has a fantastic way with words and an amazing ability to turn a mundane story into a great laugh. 12 hours of an audio book was almost like listening to 12 hours of his stand up.
Great story of a comedien who has yet to reach his peak, long May it last, what a absolute legend...
"witty and serious in one book"
I would listen to this book again, Kevin's narration made it for me would imagine that it would not suit everyone but for someone who knows his comedy it makes the story all the more real.
No comparison at this time.
His school memories are amazing and reminds the reader of their own frailties and indiscretions.
The bhoy did good!
"I don't think Americans would think he's funny."
His humor must be "a Scottish thing." I bought his audiobook and couldn't stand to listen beyond Chapter 12. He goes into gory (boring) detail about his childhood, which was unremarkable, and rambles on and on about soccer. Even if I liked soccer, I wouldn't care what he said about it. His accent is so heavy that he's difficult to understand. I wish I hadn't bought his audiobook. Thank goodness it was only about $16.
He's not old enough to write his life's history. He hasn't experienced enough. He's a comedian but didn't say anything funny — at least in Chapters 1 through 12.
I wonder why he thought his childhood — practically from the day he was born — was such an interesting subject on which to elaborate. Nothing about it was unique, unlike, say, Alan Alda's; he grew up traveling with his parents, who were showbiz performers, and had so many fun and interesting anecdotes. Bridges is flattering himself if he thinks that his life so far has been any more interesting than yours or mine. I'm sure that Kevin Bridges is a nice person, but he should stay away from writing his life story for at least another 25 years.
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