19/12/2011 … Every Christmas, bookstores are awash with ‘humour’ titles – stocking-stuffers that range from the witty to the dire.
Reviews of books about comedy, including biographies of comedians old and new, and (occasionally) books by comedians. To have a book considered for review, send a copy to Chortle, 112 Norman Road, London, E11 4RL.
Mon 19 December 2011
Fri 25 November 2011
25/11/2011 … It’s rather unfortunate for Rob Brydon that his sparring partner from The Trip, Steve Coogan, released the magnificent Alan Partridge memoirs at the same time…
Fri 04 November 2011
04/11/2011 … Few can have seen Alan Gordon Partridge and thought, ‘Who is this man, and how on earth did he get on my TV?’ Well now, thanks to his autobiography I, Partridge,…
Mon 24 October 2011
24/10/2011 … The original sub-title for Frankie Boyle’s second book, Work! Consume! Die! was I Am Almost Completely Insane Now – and after reading 329 relentless pages of…
Mon 10 October 2011
10/10/2011 … Funny people, comedians.
Tue 04 October 2011
04/10/2011 … Jason Manford’s autobiography is so full of authentic Northern ‘we we poor but we were happy’ charm that you can almost hear the Coronation Street theme play…
Tue 27 September 2011
27/09/2011 … There are absolutely no surprises in Peter Kay’s Christmas tour tie-in, which itself is no surprise.
Wed 21 September 2011
21/09/2011 … Comedy Techniques make the bold promise: ‘From improv to stand-up, and from satire to slapstick, here’s an essential guide to get yourself a cult following…