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Writer, stand-up comedian and actor, Jack Dee is famous for his sardonic, dead-pan style. Winner of three British Comedy Awards and nominated for the Best Entertainment Performer Bafta in 2005, his first big break came with a Perrier nomination in 1991. He has since had his own comedy shows on Channel 4, ITV and BBC1, performed in TV dramas such as ‘The Grimleys’, ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Dalziel & Pascoe’, ‘Jonathan Creek’ and ‘Tunnel of Love’, and on the West End stage in Yasmin Reza’s ‘Art’. Jack also co-hosted BBC 1's 'Comic Aid' in 2005 and has written and starred in his own BBC 2 award-winning series 'Lead Balloon' since 2006. The hit comedy show has been nominated for a British Comedy Award in 2007 and a RTS Award in 2008. He makes frequent appearances as a host of BBC 1's 'Have I Got News For You' and as a guest on 'Friday Night With Jonathan Ross'. Radio includes regular team appearances on 'News Quiz', 'Just A Minute' and 'I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue' and he will be one of 3 rotating chairman for the latter from June 2009. Jack has also toured extensively throughout theUK,playing to well over 500,000 people since 1990 and has released 5 bestselling stand-up DVDs.
Well if you ever wondered where the dry, grumpy, sarcastic attitude came from then read this book as all is revealed. Jack Dee has written an incredibly funny autobiography with an abundance of eye-watering anecdotes and stories of the jobs he had before he made it on the comedy circuit, this will have you crying with laughter, well it did us!
After a 6 year gap, Jack embarked on a sell out UK tour. His trademark mix of deadpan cynicism and understated fury coming to the fore. Now as well known as the host of 'Im Sorry I Haven't a Clue, he proves that he is a superb comedian above all else.
In this hilariously frank account of his life, Jack Dee finally reveals what turned a once optimistic young man into this grumpy middle-aged git.It's a journey that takes him from a first gig as a ventriloquist's dummy, to working in an artificial leg factory and delivering incontinence pads for the NHS, before he finally ends up on stage at the Comedy Store.Along the way, Jack shares his laugh-out-loud views on everything from the 'overrated moon landing' to boutique hotels, personal trainers and 'people who hold their cutlery the wrong way'. Outrageous, absurd, and full of surprises, this is Jack Dee at his funniest.