It's pretty good, I just didn't think it was great.

There are a few tales I was familiar with because I've seen him tell them on panel shows, etc. ), so I thought I'd try this book. Refresh and try again.

Appearing on Josh Widdicombe's radio show to recount these stories, the feature was christened 'James Acaster's classic scrapes'. I have to say that the book did not rank better than the live performance, but I did laugh a lot and out loud.

A happy fool that’s in love with you. The story about the singer in his nu-metal band is genuinely one of the funniest things I have ever read (it made me cry with laughter on a train) and ‘Fell Foot Sound’ and ‘Cabadging’ are both classics, though there’s at least one great joke in even the most minor scrapes, and the cumulative effect – with most of them littered with callbacks – is joyous.

Talking about the moment as “career suicide” the 35-year-old said that even when he realised that things were going wrong, he just couldn’t stop himself. Listen: James Acaster and Ed Gamble talk best man speeches and why they hate Simon Cowell.

He seems like a genuinly good bloke, and there were some funny moments, just not enough for my liking. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor mid-flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a. This quasi-memoir gives us clear insight to Acaster's life. 20 Bible Verses About Happiness That'll Remind You To Smile No Matter What “Happy are the people whose God is the LORD.” By Sophia Caraballo. Overall, I'm mildly disappointed. Hear James Acaster and Ed Gamble talk about the best man speeches they’d give at each other’s wedding on this week’s episode of White Wine Question Time. and each story even more ridiculous than the last. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The book not so much, at most it made me smile. Yes it's scripted but so is 'The West Wing' and that's why it's amazing.”, “I was never one of those student who thought it was great to see their teaches outside of school, in their normal clothes, living their normal life like a normal person.

But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. I love it so much I'm considering visiting Banbury and seeing if I can recreate it. Listen now on iTunes and Spotify. Not just ‘heh’s or fast exhales, actual laughter. Yes it's scripted but so is 'The West Wing' and that's why it's amazing.”, “I was never one of those student who thought it was great to see their teaches outside of school, in their normal clothes, living their normal life like a normal person. Yes, please.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. To make things worse, Acaster followed a special section of the show where they made one viewer’s greatest dream – to sit in the Royal Box at the Palladium – come true.

james acaster is an absolute legend, every decision he makes in this book is simultaneously the smartest and the stupidest thing i've ever heard lmao. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor mid-flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a And those bad decisions involved doing a routine about squash. This succession of stories about Acaster messing stuff up, often in spectacular fashion, is inevitably uneven but frequently painfully funny. Some of the gags were hilarious and was laughing out so loud .... others were tedious and general skimming material. I would have liked to like it much better - James Acaster is one of my very favourite comedians, seeing him perform stand-up with his awkward and dorky attitude always makes me laugh like crazy. You make me smile like a fool. and they are hilarious there but only brought a smile to my face in the book, perhaps because they were already familiar. I will seriously watch anything he’s in. While I can watch his standup sets over and over again and listen to him recount his classic scrapes, reading this was exhausting and boring.

Long live the coat hanger lady, she was the best !!! I was slightly disappointed by this book. OK, so I decided to listen to this book right after I saw James Acaster live and thought he is a lot funnier live than on TV (I wonder if I will think that when the material I heard live will be a Netflix special). I really wanted to laugh out loud at this, but sadly I didn't!

Listen: James Acaster and Ed Gamble talk best man speeches and why they hate Simon Cowell “They had a chat with her before bringing me on and it was a really sweet chat,” he told Thornton. All the tales had a link to those previous, which gave the book a sense of togetherness, it tied the stories together perfectly. If you were a bit awkward in your younger years this book will make you smile with relief that you weren't as awkward as Acaster (and if you were, I'd like to read your book). Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This succession of stories about Acaster messing stuff up, often in spectacular fashion, is inevitably uneven but frequently painfully funny. Commenting is not currently available, but don’t worry! I do also have the.

Anecdotes too feel both forced and long-winded and (often fatally) just not funny. But this was a bit shit. He has a unique style and a quirkiness that sets him aside from the punsters and the do-you-remember-Spangles standups. Then they started crying – and then they bought me on, with no buffer in between.”, Read more: Andrew Lloyd Webber on theatre closures: We really can't go on much more, Video: Ridiculous 999 calls WMP (Birmingham Mail), Birmingham City boss Aitor Karanka explains George Friend absence, Piers Morgan clashes with Susanna Reid as he blasts 'callous' anti Lockdown protesters ID, Piers Morgan celebrates 'splitting up' Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. Some people fall in love.

very very funny book.....embarrassed myself laughing out loud , loved it. Overall, I'm mildly disappointed. You make my heart smile. I actually preferred to keep them as they were: smartly dressed and in charge, maybe even as role models. He continued: “They just went 'Now welcome James Acaster', which is not how you do it.”. I love his dry delivery and slightly bizarre life. There weren't nearly as many laugh-out-loud moments as I'd anticipated, and although his "scrapes" are interesting and somewhat daft, I genuinely couldn't care less. A couple of funny stories, but many, many, bland boring ones that were there just to fill the book. While he’s been nominated for many awards – and won a fair few – for his live shows, Acaster reveals that his opening line for this prestigious TV show was perhaps slightly off the mark.

Thank you for always making me smile.

Refresh and try again. I laughed out loud on the first page, and carried on in a similar vein from there. He might actually be my ultimate favourite comedian, which made picking up his memoir a no-brainer. This book is very funny, I love James acaster and his incredibly unique comic voice, you should read it. I've been loving his stand-up comedy recently (I have rewatched clips on YouTube several times and Repertoire on Netflix is great! Its very rare that I laugh out loud in a book, but the first line of this masterpiece had me almost in tears. “I'm not used to performing in front of this crowd,” he declared. I started listening to it now, but decided to wait a bit until I continue - it might help to hear the stories narrated by the comedian himself. I hate to say this, since I think James is so funny and so adorable. Oct … i am now going to go listen to him recount the cabbage story on josh's radio show bc that's how much i loved this!

Thanks very much, Joan!' I think my favourite comedian memoir I've read so far.

moments, side-splitters, and snort-laugh inducers herein! How your smile makes my heart skip a beat and how every time I’m with you, I feel so complete. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16217648.James_Acaster Anecdotes too feel both forced and long-winded and (often fatally) just not funny. However, for James Acaster, it was quite possibly the worst gig of his life. I'm really going to miss James' stories. Acaster describes nu-metal perfectly and he has amused me greatly. “They said, 'What you going to do with the money Joan?' James Acaster’s particular brand of comedic genius does not translate well to the page. What I definitely did not want to do was see them getting smashed in Derby town center, smiling at women, and then getting pissy when the women didn't smile back, reminding me that none of the adults in my life really know what they're doing and that I too will never really figure anything out.”, Perfect Sound Whatever: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, Fairy Tale Spell-Out ~ see message 6 for a special announcement. I just could never tell those stories in such a funny way! We’d love your help. So far, so good, but emotions starting to run high when they then awarded the lady in question – Joan – a £10,000 cheque. Start by marking “James Acaster's Classic Scrapes” as Want to Read: Error rating book. by Headline. Here, in his first book, James recounts these tales (including never-before-heard stories) along with self-penned drawings, in all their glorious stupidity. He has a unique style and a quirkiness that sets him aside from the punsters and the do-you-remember-Spangles standups. I like James Acaster. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. “They bought this big charity cheque and gave it to her,” he recalled. Unfortunately what makes him a funny performer hasn't translated too well to the printed page. There are occasional and genuine "WTF?!"

“I knew in the moment that every decision I was making was the wrong decision and made it anyway,” he laughed. every single story was hilarious (i laughed out loud so many times!!) I bloody love James Acaster, I do. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Welcome back. “They covered the fact that basically, throughout her life, she had given most of her income to charities, so she was like the best person in the world.”. Recalling the event on White Wine Question Time, Acaster told Kate Thornton trying out new material on Tonight At The London Palladium in 2017 probably wasn’t his best idea. Listened to the audiobook, narrated by the man himself, whilst on a road trip - literally laughed out loud, multiple times. I was slightly disappointed by this book. This quasi-memoir gives us clear insight to Acaster's life.

Arms folded, very much enjoyed being in the company of Joe Pasquale and Bradley Walsh and were not happy with this young buck walking on, and immediately, sarcastically thanking an old lady who is officially at that point their favourite person in the world.”.