How I Escaped My Certain Fate

How I Escaped My Certain Fate

The Life and Deaths of A Stand-up Comedian

Paperback - 2011
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: FILM, TELEVISION, MUSIC, THEATRE. Experience how it feels to be the subject of a blasphemy prosecution! Find out why 'wool' is a funny word! See how jokes work, their inner mechanisms revealed, before your astonished face! In 2001, after over a decade in the business, Stewart Lee quit stand-up, disillusioned and drained, and went off to direct a loss-making opera about Jerry Springer. "How I Escaped My Certain Fate" details his return to live performance, and the journey that took him from an early retirement to his position as the most critically acclaimed stand-up in Britain. Here is Stewart Lee's own account of his remarkable comeback, told through transcripts of the three legendary full-length shows that sealed his reputation. Astonishingly frank and detailed in-depth notes reveal the inspiration and inner workings of his act.
Publisher: London : Faber, 2011
Edition: Pbk. ed
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780571254811
0571254810
Branch Call Number: PN2598.L46 A3 2011x
Characteristics: 394 pages ; 20 cm

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