The Inbetweeners A-Z

The Totally Unofficial Guide to the Hit TV Series

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Author: Matthew Richardson

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1843587696

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

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Everything you have ever wanted to know about the best comedy show in years is within these pages! Find yourself knee-deep in Inbetweeners facts as you read all about how the show came to be such a success, where it is filmed, who watches it, as well as the inside stories of the cast and characters we have come to know and love.

Micky Flanagan - Funny Geezer

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Author: Abi Smith

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1784181919

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Micky Flanagan is one of Britain’s best-loved cheeky-chappy comedians, thanks to his stand-up routines about how he’s gone from growing up in London’s East End in the 1970s to his life now in middle-class suburbia. To date he has two sell-out tours under his belt, nominationsfrom the British Comedy Awards and the Edinburgh Fringe (for Best Comedy Newcomer), not to mention regular stints on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and The Last Leg, as well as guest appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, The Graham Norton Show and The One Show. Yet a career as a professional comedian was not something that he had ever dreamed of when, as a troublesome teen, he left school aged 15 to work in a fish market. Abi Smith looks at how Micky, who was laughed at by his teachers when he said he wanted to be a vet, has triumphed from his early days working as a fish porter in the East End and as a dishwasher in New York. In this page-turning biography you’ll also discover why his mum labelled him a drama queen, and how he tried his hand at various professions - including trainee teacher and painter and decorator - before having the last laugh by becoming one of the country’s most popular funny men. So, pour yourself a cup of Rosie Lee, take the weight off your plates and prepare for a right giraffe as you read this engaging tale of ‘an East Boy done good’.

Why Stand-up Matters

How Comedians Manipulate and Influence

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Author: Sophie Quirk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472578945

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Funny, lively and unpredictable, stand-up comedy is above all a medium to be enjoyed. Popular as a good night out and packing the TV schedules, stand-up permeates British society and culture. Ubiquitous though it is, we are generally reluctant to consider comedy's social consequences. When comedians offend we seem ready to consider the potential for stand-up to do some wider harm, yet we rarely consider the good that it might do. This book looks at the social and political impact of stand-up comedy in both its positive and negative forms. Drawing on exclusive interviews with comedians such as Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Joe Wilkinson and Mark Thomas, and examples of comic material on everything from revolution, terrorism and homosexuality, to knitting and the inefficiency of the home shower, it explores comedy's role in determining our attitudes and opinions. While revealing the conventions comics use to manage audience response, Sophie Quirk demonstrates how comedy audiences allow themselves to be manipulated, and the potential harm – and real benefits – that may arise from 'just' being funny.

How Water Makes Us Human

Engagements with the Materiality of Water

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Author: Luci Attala

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 178683412X

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book is about how water becomes people – or, put another way, how people and water flow together and shape each other. While the focus of the book is on the relationships held between water and people, it also has a broader message about human relationships with the environment generally – a message that illustrates not only that people are existentially entangled with the material world, but that the materials of the world shape, determine and enable humans to be ‘humans’ in the ways that they are. Offering a selection of anthropological examples from Kenya, Wales and Spain to illustrate how water’s materiality coproductively generates the way people are able to engage with water, this book uses cross-disciplinary perspectives to provide and promote a new analytic – one that encourages ethical, holistic and sustainable relationships with the world around us. This approach challenges representations that ignore, sidestep or are blind to the fleshy materiality of being human, and aims to encourage a re-imagining of the world that acknowledges humanity as intrinsically active-with and part of the fabric of the collection of materials we call planet Earth.

A Broken Comedian

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Author: J Shield

Publisher: Artic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 329

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Decland Bunten, a hopeless and lonely comedian who dreams of being as successful as his late idol Sal Turner, finds himself trapped in a desperate situation when he is framed for murder. Afraid that he himself has not got long to live he throws all his energy in to creating a legacy as a brilliant comedian before he is killed. The tension in this story keeps building and the jokes get funnier and funnier, till in the final chapter the jokes and the tension reach a riveting climax. Apart from being an eye-opening suspense, through the protagonist, this story pays homage through reference to some of the world's greatest stand up comedians, as Decland Bunten learns about the different styles and techniques used by such greats as Lee Evans, Jack Dee, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Hicks, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert and many more.

Marketing

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marketing

Page: N.A

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The Rough Guide to British Cult Comedy

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Author: Julian Hall

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781843536185

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 277

View: 5039

The Rough Guide to British Cult Comedy is the ultimate guide to live and television comedy in Britain from the 1980s to the present day. From Ben Elton to Alan Carr, this book profiles fifty of the most influential cult comedy icons and discovers how they became household names. Throughout the book, there are tips from comedians and industry insiders, with a mix of amusing anecdotes and practical suggestions for writing and performing your own live show and sitcom. The guide reviews the top cult comedy on TV and in the movies, with a detailed focus on what inspired them and what they in turn inspired. "Comedy Stories" looks at the highs and lows of performing live comedy with tales of the rowdiest hecklers and strangest audiences. The book comes complete with a round up of the best dvds, books and comic websites available.

The Director

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial management

Page: N.A

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