the usual 'comedian who thinks he can publish a novel' fodder
Throughout these tales of psycho adventures, life on stage, lyrical dreams
and a sudden beheading it is the pleasure of seeing proven talent.
What Hardee and Fleming have done is given a bunch of comedians the
freedom to run with their ideas on the page. As alternative as comedy gets...
FOURS STARS; RELEASE OF THE WEEK"
stories are a million miles from the light,
laugh-out-loud comedy of John O'Farrell or Nick Hornby.
They're left-field and brutal and, when it comes to expletives,
make Tarantino look like Mary Whitehouse. And while there's
no knowing quite what's coming next, it's usually about sex or death.
Or sex and death. It's juvenile. It's sophisticated.It's entertaining."
anthology is the next best thing to a comedy cabaret,
and only half the price of the average ticket...
PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK"
(Also chosen in their BOOKS
OF THE YEAR section
as one of 18 Books
That Made Their Mark in 2003)
"The credits read like
a fantasy line-up for some mammoth comedy benefit,
featuring the best names in the business.....it makes an intriguing read
for any fans of stand-up.....a breezily entertaining read"
astonishing variety of writing styles and subjects...
There's some seriously good writing in here. The cliché would be
'something for everyone' - In this case it's true."
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