Mack The Life by Lee Mack

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Have you ever wondered where comedians come from? Why is it that one person is a funny bloke down the pub while another actually makes a living by standing up in front of an audience telling jokes? And where does all that material come from? Well, young Lee McKillop used to wonder that too.

Growing up in his parents’ pub, small and wiry in a world of bigger and chunkier specimens, Lee quickly learned that cracking jokes was a way to get attention. After a somewhat random series of jobs, which included being Red Rum’s stableboy and a bingo hall barman, it was as a Great Yarmouth holiday camp entertainer that he had his first crack at telling jokes on stage. It got him some laughs, the sack and a punch in the face.*

Now, as Lee Mack, he’s one of our best loved and most successful comedians, both as a live stand-up and on television. In Mack the Life, Lee tells the story of how he got there and gives extraordinary insight into what really makes comics tick. Hilarious and brilliant, it’s the kind of book which reminds you why you learned to read in the first place.



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Lee Mack is one of the UK's most recognizable and celebrated comedians. He is a team captain on returning series Would I Lie to You, appearing alongside David Mitchell and Rob Brydon. He has also won a BAFTA for his contribution to The Sketch Show and was host of They Think It's All Over and two series of The Lee Mack Show. He stars in his own multi-award-winning sitcom, Not Going Out, and frequently appears on Have I Got News for You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Live at the Apollo and QI. To date he has had two sell-out solo stand up tours, Lee Mack Live and Going Out. Lee lives in London with his wife Tara, and their three children Arlo, Louie and Millie.
Published September 27, 2012 by Transworld Digital. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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