Stand Up and Deliver: A Nervous Rookie On The Comedy Circuit Paperback – 22 Apr 2011
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"A great read and highly recommended!" -- Inspire Magazine "Totally unputdownable and our book of the year." -- Sorted Magazine "Meticulously accurate, entertaining, surprisingly moving. Kind projects an accessible, warm, upbeat demeanour that makes for an easily enjoyable read." Chortle.co.uk (Chortle is the major comedy website in the UK) -- Chortle.co.uk
About the Author
Andy Kind is an award-winning comedian, one of the pioneers behind the wave of Clean Comedy hitting the UK circuit. He has appeared on BBC1 and Radio 5Live and performs to live audiences of about 10,000 people a year.
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Top Customer Reviews
Recommended to anyone that considers themselves a fan of comedy or just enjoys a good read.
If you are any of the above, don't hesitate to buy this. I laughed out loud on the train like a headcase and got my highlighters out to make note of the gems of wisdom.
Can't recommend enough.
This book reminds me of the 1970s in many ways, when humour was innocent and simple, it is very like having a comedy show in your house when there is a power cut. Charting the highs and lows, hopes and fears experienced in the complex and demanding task of encouraging people to laugh now and again. It is an engaging and fun human story, one that should be read by anyone thinking of standing up in front of people for a living, especially those who may be venturing into a job like teaching without considering why you need those really long holidays all the time. It is a perfect nights entertainment for the many people who can never find anything worth watching on the telly.
Unfortunately Andy has scribbled his name in the front of this book, I hadn't realised that he wanted it back so I will have to go and watch his show again because he owes me a fiver.
Heads shot up from their Guardian, (the cafe is a pretty liberal hang out) as I giggled at another hilarious simile which delightfully pepper Andy's tales of life on the comedy road. The characters are alive, and made to be the readers friends just as much as they are Andy's. From page one Andy is your mate and you are there with him willing his gigs to go well, you celebrate with him when they do and share in his disappointment when circumstances go against him.
This book stands up (no pun) with any comedy memoir written by the big name comics.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Read this a while ago. Andy is very honest, a clever writer, and funny -most important! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this wonderful story. Read morePublished 14 months ago by John Haines
A good read, especially for anyone interested in giving stand up a go. Not the funniest book by a comedian but very warm and contained a few laugh out loud moments. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Peter
Bought for my son who is a rookie stand up comic. He liked the book and read it before he actually did stand up for the first timePublished on 8 Mar. 2014 by scat
after seeing Andy live, who was extremely funny, rib hurting laughter. I bought his book and wasn't disappointed. he got through the routine no swearingPublished on 27 Nov. 2013 by homer
I'm not a comedian - wouldn't want to be after reading this - but I could certainly empathise with the struggles and the whole thing with his Dad. Read morePublished on 6 Sept. 2013 by Mark
Very good book from a funny honest Christian comedian, highly recommended.Published on 19 Aug. 2013 by Mr D R Barraclough
Though I had no idea who Andy Kind is, I bought it out of spite. No, I bought it out of curiosity as he is a smaller name in the comedy world (as am I - but bigger than his because... Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2013 by Eths Jas. Das.
A brilliant, honest and funny book. I loved is so much I didn't want it to end. A great read and a good insight on what a up and coming comic endures.Published on 18 Jun. 2013 by Amazon Customer
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