I have a love/hate relationship with autobiographies of comedians that I like.
I loved Mr Norton's, I wasn't so fussed about Mr Brand's, I hated Ms BraI have a love/hate relationship with autobiographies of comedians that I like.
I loved Mr Norton's, I wasn't so fussed about Mr Brand's, I hated Ms Brand's and I find myself looking suspiciously at the adverts of Mr McIntyre's book that Goodreads keeps tempting me with.
But still I always pick them up and think "YAY I love this guy/gal, it's going to be sooooo interesting and hilarious to find out more about them". And it is... in a way. I do find it interesting how they got to where they are but I want to know what they're like now. Maybe I'm just nosey. However this autobiography stops at 2000 which is pre-Gavin and Stacey and pre-Every-quiz-show-on-British-television and... well.... eh.
So I'm putting this book on hold.
If I pick up this book again (and I hope I do because his childhood and experiences in drama school are fascinating. I especially loved his story about how Ms Zeta Jones watched him in a production of Star Wars) I will definitely be listening to the audiobook because I imagine his delivery would have me in stitches.
I won't lie to you... the main reason why I'm giving up on this is because when I flicked through to look at the pictures of him (A particularly hilarious one of him channelling his inner Rambo, by the way!) I discovered that there was not a chapter called "The Truth: What Really Happened On That Fishing Trip with Bryn and Jason".
*Sigh* One day we'll know what gravity-defying shenanigans they got up to on that fateful weekend... ...more