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Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye of Chris Morris Paperback – 1 Apr 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (1 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847371388
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847371386
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A detailed and utterly absorbing account of the rise of the enigmatic and doggedly determined master saboteur' --Metro

'Impeccably researched and fluently written'
--Observer

`An inspiring read' --Independent

'An intriguing insight into the experience of working with Morris [with] rich behind-the-scenes knowledge . . . A fascinating account'
--New Statesman

'Four stars'
--Telegraph

'Well-written and meticulously researched . . . the best analysis yet of how Morris works and certainly worthy of its uniquely talented subject'
--Chortle

'Four stars' --Sunday Express

'[Morris] has given permission for his friends, colleagues and family to talk. The result is a meticulous biography' --Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard

`A timely contribution to the sum of our knowledge about this extraordinarily private man' --Sight and Sound

Synopsis

The Sun newspaper asked if Chris Morris's July 2001 Brass Eye Special on paedophilia was 'the sickest TV ever?' It was certainly the most controversial, though his uncompromising style of comedy meant he was rarely far from trouble. Morris first came to national prominence at the heart of a group of virtually unknown comedians brought together by Armando Iannucci. This book follows them from their 1991 news satire On the Hour, which transferred from radio to television where it was reinvented as the equally successful The Day Today. It became impossible to watch bulletins without thinking of Morris's Paxmanesque anchor character chastising a reporter -- 'Peter! You've lost the news!' -- or authoritatively delivering nonsense headlines: 'Sacked chimney worker pumps boss full of mayonnaise.' Meanwhile co-star Steve Coogan created a lasting anti-hero in Alan Partridge, imbued with a horrible life all of his own. But Morris himself was always the most compelling character of all.Drawing on exclusive new interviews and original research, this book creates a compelling portrait of Chris from his earliest radio days and of the comedians and writers who frequently took on the industry they worked in, polarising opinion to such a degree that government ministers threatened to ban them entirely.

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