A Funny Life: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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A Funny Life: The Sunday Times Bestseller

A Funny Life: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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It was actually one of the parts I liked the most, where he discussed that period where he hadn't found his audience yet, or perhaps they hadn't found him. Anyway, “A Funny Life” is great – there are mixture of emotions; plenty of humour and jokes, but with further insights into Michael’s life. It's all here, from his disastrous panel show appearances to his hit TV shows, from mistakenly thinking he'd be a good chat show host and talent judge, to finding fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams and becoming the biggest-selling comedian in the world. And although the verb tenses point to this news coming at some point, it’s still so sad for the person themselves, their family, friends, and for Michael when you get to that point.

His incredible talent for voices and acting the character of a person brought this book, his story, totally to life, in a way that made me desperate to meet and know these people myself. The series was a huge success, receiving BAFTA nominations and winning the National Television Award for Best Entertainment Programme in 2012. Michael has had a silly life, a stressful life, sometimes a moving and touching life, but always A Funny Life .When you see a comedian appear on panel shows and getting their own dvds you assume that their life and career must be one big high. In fact Michael if the comedy and light entertainment world ever becomes too much for you, trust me when i say, you can act boy! He is brilliant at narrating, using different voices for impersonating people, and it really feels as though he is sitting with you chatting, as now and again he interrupts the narrative with off the cuff remarks and asides. With his trademark observational wit and absolute candour, Michael looks back on the incredible highs and lows on the journey to becoming the biggest-selling comedian in the world.

PS the fact that he kept going off on tangents while trying to read his own audiobook was brilliant! To some degree I take the point about musicians doing new stuff – but by the same token, we love concerts to hear the music we already know. What I soon discovered when reading “A Funny Life (The Autobiography)” is that it’s not THE autobiography, but AN autobiography. I might be wrong, but in my opinion he now appears to have plateaued in his career, I am not a fan of his show, The Wheel, where to me it feels as if he is coasting on past glories. Looking back at this work, I’m fairly sure I’ve watched everything he’s done, have all his DVDs and have read all his books (all 2 of them!He is an obsessive character, his ambition spurring him on to greater and greater heights, as with his runaway Saturday night success with Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Of course as we've seen things turn out great for him but there was a learning curve for him to see what worked and what didn't and as big as the highs were some of the lows shattered his confidence. I bought the first autobiography in print years ago, but the over-saturation of McIntyre made it find its way to the back of the shelves and then into loft boxes fairly quickly.

His love for his family comes through clearly as well as the friendships and support he has received from the teams he works with. I like Michael McIntyre's ability to make people laugh without necessarily assassinating people's character or swearing all over the place and he pulls it off in this book too. I even heard a few people around me make a similar comment like “I heard him do some of those jokes before” when seeing Michael live in Cardiff. His observations of every day life and all it's quirks are what makes him so funny because he relates to all of us in some way.I’m a fan of stand up comedians in terms of the art and the personalities involved, so when I’m in an autobiography mood I’m always happy to read tales and anecdotes from/of this type of performer. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. We've seen his beginnings and his struggles to become noticed and now we get the story of his rise to fame and fortune. In A Funny Life, Michael honestly and hilariously shares the highs and the lows of his rise to the top and desperate attempts to stay there. He pushed Michael further and higher than he believed he could go and the love and appreciation Michael felt for him is very apparent.

The voice and acting of his agent Addison not only made me feel my life was lesser for never knowing the man, but also made me feel so happy whenever he turned up or rang up. Overall, whilst it is fundamentally a memoir written by a comedian and made to be funny, it is also such a lovely story about overcoming hardships and triumphing in your most wanted dreams. There were things I would have loved more on -- surely more goes into the making of a TV show than was discussed? Along the way he opens his man drawer, narrowly avoids disaster when his trousers fall down in front of three policemen and learns the hard way why he should always listen to his wife.Although he means well his desire in chasing fame, wealth and status dominates his life and purpose which was sad to read as he doesn't necessarily present himself that way in his stand up.



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