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As in life, Barry Cryer on paper has a fund of anecdotes, stories and reminiscences taken from his 50 years+ in show business. As the veteran he can remember some real old treasures but his fascination with “the business” extends to newer talents too with disasters old and new never far from the page. It’s entertaining and warm hearted, to spend a few hours in the company of such an optimistic and sunny personality is both uplifting and a great pleasure.
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Barry Cryer has worked with nearly all the great British comedians since the 1950’s having written a huge volume of material for them while also appearing regularly on our radio airwaves. If you want humorous, entertaining and interesting anecdotes from someone who has been in the midst of comedy genius for over half a century then this is the perfect book for you.
Barry Cryer has collaborated with all the greats from Max Miller to Tony Hancock, Bob Hope, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, John Cleese, Frankie Howerd, Kenny Everett, Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Dave Allen, Richard Pryor, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Graham Chapman, the Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise - in fact almost all the great comedians and comic writers since the mid 1950s. Barry's set of experiences with these legends of humour is unique, and will delight all who made PIGS CAN FLY a runaway porcine bestseller. In this completely new, organically grown book, old Baz recalls, reminisces, recounts and other words beginning with 'R', on a trip down Memory Lane, pausing only for tea and macaroons at the Stannah Stairlift Cafe. What memories - if only he can remember them. Currently 74, a third of his life has already passed and he invites you to enjoy this wonderfully funny account of it, a decorous orgy of nostalgia.
Publication date: 28/10/2010
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 15/10/2009
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||28th October 2010|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Television,|
Barry Cryer's writing credits include material for Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Bruce Forsyth, Rory Bremner and Jasper Carrott, to name but a few. As if this was not enough, he has also collaboratively penned series like Hello Cheeky! and appears regularly on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, and Just a Minute. He delighted audience with his one-man show The First Farewell Tour. He was made an OBE for services to comedy in 2001.More About Barry Cryer