Sarah Millican The Biography Of The Funniest Woman In Britain

Author: Tina Campanella
Editor: Kings Road Publishing
ISBN: 1782196838
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Cake baker, cat lover, agony aunt - she's one of the country's brightest new comedy talents. But who is the real Sarah Millican? For the first time, journalist Tina Campanella gives you the full story of the British Comedy Award winner's astonishing rise to fame...After he husband unexpectedly left her in 2004, Sarah Millican moved back in with her parents and found solace in a series of writing workshops. And it wasn't long before she made the move from writing to performing, drawing on the pain of her recent break-up. She had never even been inside a comedy club when she first stepped onto a stage, microphone in hand. But her emotionally revealing stand-up instantly won the hearts of her audience. Sarah's debut solo show at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival won her the 2008.if comedy Best Newcomer Award causing a stir among the seasoned reviewers and judges. With appearances on 8 out of 10 Cats, QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock The Week quickly cementing her status as a household name, the country watched - and laughed - as her star continued to rise. And she was rewarded with her own show - The Sarah Millican Television Programme - which combines telly inspired stand-up and unique interviews with her celeb heroes.

Sarah Millican The Queen Of Comedy The Funniest Woman In Britain

Author: Tina Campanella
Editor: Kings Road Publishing
ISBN: 1786068516
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Married and working as a civil servant in a job centre, Sarah Millican's life couldn't have been more ordinary just over a decade ago. However, after the sudden break-up of her marriage, she decided to try something new and sign up for a writing workshop. It was to mark the beginning one of comedy's greatest success stories. Growing up as a child of the Miners' Strike which caused immense financial hardship for her family and a victim of bullying, Sarah's early years were far from easy. She had always been clever and creative, but had never managed to find the outlet for it. It wasn't until her thirties that she was finally recognised in spectacular fashion, as she went on to win the Best Newcomer Award after the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008. A few years later, her first DVD's sales broke all records for a female comedian. Sarah's brand of Geordie warmth and humility mixed with a natural edginess and willingness to talk about all aspects of everyday life has won her millions of fans. She manages to push the boundaries while still seeming like your best friend, and it remains the great secret of her success. She is well on her way to 'national treasure' status. This is the story of how a shy, unassuming woman from South Shields became the Queen of British comedy.

Sarah Millican

Author: Tina Campanella
Editor: John Blake
ISBN: 9781786064523
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Growing up as a child of the Miners' Strike which caused immense financial hardship for her family and a victim of bullying, Sarah's early years were far from easy. She had always been clever and creative, but had never managed to find the outlet for it. It wasn't until her thirties that she was finally recognised in spectacular fashion, as she went on to win the Best Newcomer Award after the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008. A few years later, her first DVD's sales broke all records for a female comedian.Sarah's brand of Geordie warmth and humility mixed with a natural edginess and willingness to talk about all aspects of everyday life has won her millions of fans. She manages to push the boundaries while still seeming like your best friend, and it remains the great secret of her success. She is well on her way to `national treasure' status.This is the story of how a shy, unassuming woman from South Shields became the Queen of British comedy.

How To Be Champion

Author: Sarah Millican
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409174336
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Hilarious, heartwarming and inspirational, this is the number 1 Sunday Times bestselling autobiography by comedian Sarah Millican. The funniest book of the year! ***** 'The naughtiest, helpiest, laughieoutloudiest and goodest book I've ever done reading on. Give that girl a banana!' DAWN FRENCH SARAH MILLICAN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, FEEL NORMAL AND PROBABLY SNIFF YOUR LEGGINGS. Part autobiography, part self help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican's debut book delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life's blips - like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom post divorce. If you've ever worn glasses at the age of six, worn an off-the-shoulder gown with no confidence, been contacted by an old school bully, lived in your childhood bedroom in your thirties, been gloriously dumped in a Frankie and Benny's, cried so much you felt great, been for a romantic walk with a dog, worn leggings two days in a row even though they smelt of wee from a distance, then this is YOUR BOOK. If you haven't done those things but wish you had, THIS IS YOUR BOOK. If you just want to laugh on a train/sofa/toilet or under your desk at work, THIS IS YOUR BOOK. 'Of course Sarah Millican's book will make you laugh out loud, but there are moments where she will touch you deeply. The dirty bitch.' KATHY BURKE

Off The Mic

Author: Deborah Frances-White
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472522125
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What is it to be a stand-up comedian? To be funny, solo? You have no character-role, no double-act partner, and nowhere to look but out into the darkness, with just a microphone, an audience and your imagination. This is a job without an annual appraisal; a job where you are publicly appraised every ten seconds. The results are harsh and obvious: if the audience isn't laughing, you 'died'; if they can't stop, you 'killed'. Deborah Frances-White and Marsha Shandur unpack the inner-workings of the minds of comics, sharing their secrets, insecurities and successes; their bêtes noires and their biggest fears. Featuring interviews with a host of comedians including Eddie Izzard, Moshe Kasher, Sarah Millican, Jim Jeffries, Stewart Lee, Lewis Black, Jenny Eclair, Todd Barry, Richard Herring, Marc Maron, Stephen K Amos, Rich Hall, Zoe Lyons, Marcus Brigstocke, Phill Jupitus, Gary Delaney, Mark Watson, Greg Davies and many more, this excellent book lets you in to the hearts and minds of celebrated comedians, away from the stage and off the mic.

Reports Of Cases In Law And Equity Argued And Determined In The Supreme Court Of The State Of Georgia In The Year

Author: Georgia. Supreme Court
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Compass Points Get Your Act Together

Author: Jenny Roche
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782790055
Size: 11,60 MB
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Confidence is essential for any stand–up comic and having confidence in your material is the first step to having greater confidence on stage. It is said that proper preparation makes for professional performance and this book provides the tools to achieve this, offering down-to-earth practical advice and a logical progression from identifying your stage persona, thinking about your audience and the craft of honing comedy material to fit your persona and audience, through to structuring your stand-up set, preparing for when things might go wrong, and last but not least – progressing your career. Get Your Act Together is a book for anyone who wants to be serious about becoming a stand-up comic and wants to do it well.

Playing With Grown Ups

Author: Hannah Patterson
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472529413
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That's the problem isn't it? Now we can have it all, we're expected to bloody do it all. Late thirties, careers under their belts, and a new baby just arrived. Isn't that what everybody wants? Faced with the reality of her new life, Joanna tries to make sense of the events and decisions which led her to this point. Full of regret, with a husband who's pretending that everything's fine, the last thing she needs is her ex-lover turning up with an unexpected guest. Or maybe it's exactly what she needs. A wry, provocative look at what it is to be a woman today, in a society which tells us we can have it all and our ambitions can be unlimited.

Getting The Joke

Author: Oliver Double
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408177692
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'This is the kind of book that troubles grey-suited committees of academic peers. It's too enjoyable. But that, given its subject, is just what it ought to be, and it treats that subject seriously . . . There isn't a “dull” page anywhere in the book.' – Professor Peter Thomson, Studies in Theatre and Performance Comedy is changing: stand-up comedians routinely sell out stadia, their audience-figures swollen by panel-show appearances and much-followed Twitter feeds. Meanwhile, the smaller clubs are filling up, with audiences as well as aspirants. How can we make sense of it all? This new edition of Getting the Joke gives an insider's look at the spectrum of modern comedy, re-examining the world of stand-up in the internet age. Drawing on his acclaimed first edition, Oliver Double focuses in greater detail on the US scene and its comedians (such as David Cross, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, Demetri Martin and Margaret Cho); the 'DIY' comedy circuit and its celebrated apostles and visionaries, from Josie Long to Stewart Lee; the growing importance of the solo stand-up show; the role played by Twitter (including an interview with the organiser of the world's first comedy gig on Twitter), and the driving force that is the TV guest slot, be it on Mock the Week or Live at the Apollo. With expanded sections on joke construction, as well as ways to challenge the audience, and a host of new and updated exercises to guide the aspiring comedian, this new edition of Getting the Joke is the only book to combine the history of stand-up comedy with an analysis of the elements and methods that go into its creation. Featuring a range of interviews with working comedians – from circuit veterans to new kids on the block – combined with the author's vast experience, this is a must read for any aspiring stand-up comedian.

The Good The Dad And The Ugly

Author: Brian Viner
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847377548
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Brian Viner's children are finally leaving home. Exhausted and broken, and on average £200,000 worse off per child, Brian felt it was time to look back on the adventure of being a father over the previous 18 years. There is nothing like the actual experience of parenting to undermine all the theories, to rip apart all the textbooks.This book provides at least some insight for the father to be, or the newly with child, into the strange and yet common, unique yet universal, condition of fatherhood. And perhaps it will offer a few crumbs of comfort. After all, if you have a teething baby or a 17-year-old stop-out giving you sleepless nights, or a relcalcitrant toddler driving you demented, or a cheeky eight-year-old giving you lip, or a sullen teenager ignoring you, and if he or she is equally capable of filling you with boundless love, joy and pride, then you are a Dad, and welcome to the club.