This is the autobiography of one of Britain’s best-loved alternative comedians and Edinburgh Fringe comedy festival’s star performers, Arthur Smith.
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Arthur lives in South London with his beautiful partner Beth and is the mayor of Balham (self-proclaimed). He is still seen on the stages around Britain and at the Edinburgh Festival where he has been reviled, revered and arrested. In 2007 he won the 'Spirit of the Fringe' award and if you want to know any more about me you can buy the sodding book.Review:
"...witty, self-aware and poignant." Observer "This droll and wise comedian's testament almost ends with a joke-free bout of acute necrotising pancreatisis (like "a mad rodent inside me"). As this book's existence hints, Arthur Smith - Daphne Fairfax, if you're from the tax office - survived, the better to redeem the clapped-out name of "alternative" comedy with a memoir that doubles as an acute slice of social history. Childhood with Syd and Hazel in London's tatty south merges HG Wells with Carry On... UEA student years and Parisian scrapes lead into the stand-up heyday with mates such as Malcolm Hardee, "a debauched Eric Morecambe". Smith's tone of mordant pathos touches as much as it tickles. Greenwich, Balham, Bermondsey - be proud of him." Independent
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Book Description Hardcover Jun 16, 2009. Book Condition: Neu. Neuware!. Bookseller Inventory # 2K-RZ9P-NAHS