Listen free for 30 days

Listen with offer

Offer ends May 1st, 2024 11:59PM GMT. Terms and conditions apply.
£7.99/month after 3 months. Renews automatically.
Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Life and Laughing cover art

Life and Laughing

By: Michael McIntyre
Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
Get this deal Try for £0.00

Pay £99p/month. After 3 months pay £7.99/month. Renews automatically. See terms for eligibility.

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £10.99

Buy Now for £10.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Listeners also enjoyed...

The Life of Lee cover art
The Sound of Laughter cover art
How to be Champion cover art
Mack the Life cover art
What Is Your Problem? cover art
How Did All This Happen? cover art
May I Have Your Attention Please? cover art
Straight Outta Crawley cover art
Once upon a Tyne cover art
David Mitchell: Back Story cover art
Just a Guy cover art
My Lifey cover art
Alanatomy cover art
Try Hard cover art
The Life and Loves of a He Devil cover art
Small Man in a Book cover art

Editor reviews

The best-selling audiobook Life and Laughing: My Story is written and narrated by one of Britain’s most loved comedians, Michael McIntyre, who gives an honest and hilarious recount of his incredible life. His memoir tells the tale of his life from childhood endeavors, his entry into the comedy scene and his brilliant rise to the top. He details his struggles and achievements, wildly funny attempts at romance, as well as the eccentric characters in the stand-up scene he has met along the way. His autobiography is laugh-out-loud, joyous listening. Available now from Audible.

Summary

The riveting, poignant and remarkably honest biography from Britain's biggest comedy star, Michael McIntyre, brought to you by Penguin.

His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time.

Now he hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and has won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up.

But how did he get there?

In his compelling autobiography, Michael McIntyre reveals all.

With deeply personal and captivating narration, Michael unveils his incredible journey: from his showbiz roots, to his appalling attempts to attract the opposite sex, to going from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival to half a million at his last tour.

Written and narrated by Michael himself, Life and Laughing is the hilarious performance and life story from one of the country's most loved comics.

©2010 Michael McIntyre (P)2010 Penguin Audio

What listeners say about Life and Laughing

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4,621
  • 4 Stars
    1,086
  • 3 Stars
    230
  • 2 Stars
    70
  • 1 Stars
    51
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3,739
  • 4 Stars
    444
  • 3 Stars
    96
  • 2 Stars
    31
  • 1 Stars
    18
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3,249
  • 4 Stars
    766
  • 3 Stars
    230
  • 2 Stars
    38
  • 1 Stars
    27

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

An absolute pleasure from start to finish

Listening to Michael MacIntyre's autobiography as an audio book is by far and away the best way to enjoy his life story. His voice is so wonderfully engaging that I found myself smiling just listening to the subtle laughter in his speech, and he has the most wonderful ability to mimic the various voices from his past, which he uses to the full. Everytime I heard the grandmother's 'Hello Darling' in her Hungarian accent I started to smile, and his version of a pseudo-Jackie Mason when he was doing his Jewish accent is worthy of a BAFTA.
This is the sort of book that can embarrass the reader if listening on a train or bus as explosions of laughter will erupt without warning. I had a quiet spot at work and listened to the chapter about his mother adopting other people's accents and had to pretend I had a choking fit when his mother went into the shop run by a Rasterfarian.
It is also deeply touching, and the section about his father's death had me in tears. Altogether a masterpiece of comedic writing and as in the title, an absolute pleasure from start to finish.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

50 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Funny man

Very funny and insightful book which will have you smirking trying not to laugh in public when you listen to it. Read in a similar manner to his stand up performances, his cheerful enjoyment in telling the stories is apparent throughout. I listened to number of passages twice as they amused me so much and may come back and listen to the whole thing again.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic and wonderfully read by a very truthful and inspiring comedian

Thank you for sharing your story - the highs and lows are wonderfully entertaining but it’s lovely most of all to share in his raw experience of life. Fantastically read by the man himself I would thoroughly recommend this as an inspiring, funny, moving audio book for holiday or anytime. Getting book two right now! Thank you for sharing - you really are one in a million 💕 I’m a fan since I saw you at De Montfort Hall recently - I was crying with laughter ! 👏

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I laughed and cried during this book.

I loved it. Always interesting and frequently funny with surprising poignant pieces within. I have just finished it and immediately sought out Michael's performance on the Royal Variety Performance that launched his career. Well done sir!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

funny and interesting

the story is told in such a way that you're never quite sure what will happen next. I never realised just how difficult it was to make the journey between funny person and star comedian. Just the right mix between funny, light and at times poignant. I was sad too come to the end.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

laughed out loud

very very very very very very verry verry verry funny. thats my 20 word review

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant and heartwarming

Great book told from the heart. Michael is funny as usual with elements of seriousness which really endears you to compelling listening.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Laughter and tears this book has it all

An absolutely fantastic book. Brilliantly narrated and truly magnificent story from zero to hero. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it, an incredibly entertaining audiobook

Anyone who is a fan of Michael will love this. He tells his life story with the same energy of his stand ups, and doesn't at all feel like he's just reading his book aloud. Funny and touching, well worth the investment, I wish there could be a second book.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant

what a great autobiography full of laughter and comedy he manages to look at everything in a hilarious way and even the sad bits he's obviously accepted and makes them funny and heartfelt

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!