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Summary

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

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  • Kerry
  • Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom
  • 01-04-14

Enjoyable Listen!

Would you consider the audio edition of Brung Up Proper to be better than the print version?

Yes because Jason Manford brings the story to life.

What other book might you compare Brung Up Proper to, and why?

This is the first audible book i've listened to.

What about Jason Manford’s performance did you like?

Very good and engaging throughout.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The touching part about his relationship with his first serious girlfriend was moving.

Any additional comments?

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!

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  • Shane
  • pontefract, United Kingdom
  • 07-04-13

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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

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Fantastic Listen

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.

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Do the next chapter Jason!

he comes across as a lovely guy. Like the family a lot! It really is mainly about his up bringing and actually I resisted buying for a while as it is quite old! (2010) I think! so it ends rather abruptly and I want to hear the next bit. I want to hear about his rise in comedy and his adult life- not that this wasnt of interest but im sure the next one will be fascinating!
Having read Michael Mcintyres and John Bishops there will be some common names Im sure! so come on get your ar*e in gear Jase!

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Loved it, laugh out loud funny, re-read again....

I loved this book it was a brutally honest account of growing up, in a typically northern family and Jason's journey to becoming a comic and all round funny man. I would recommend it 100%. Hilarious and genuine.

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Was all going so well

Thoroughly enjoyed Jason's performance and the stories were endearing and heartfelt. It's an odd criticism perhaps but I felt it ended a bit abruptly. Perhaps with an eye on a second volume, it stopped just as I was hoping for it to kick on. For fans of the art of stand up and even those who had invested in his character to date, I imagine they'll be left a little disappointed not to learn how he developed his act from the Northern circuits to a household name and arena filler. Similarly I would like to hear more about how his relationships and family developed alongside that. Oh well, will definitely be looking out for the next part in a few years

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quality, another comedy great.

love hearing the back stories of the comedians I've grew up listening too. almost like most of there lives mirror mine.

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Fantastic listen. Loved Jason reading it out too. Definitely recommend it to any Jason Manford fans or any northerners!

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Enjoyed this :)

A good listen and lots of funny moments. Though the ending seemed to jump from him being 19 to married with kids?

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VERY Funny!!

One of the funniest comedians autobiographies I've ever read. Proper Northern ! Laugh out loud!