Tickling the English: Notes On A Country And Its People From An Irish Funny Man On Tou

3.64 avg rating
( 2,074 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141046662: Tickling the English: Notes On A Country And Its People From An Irish Funny Man On Tou

Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence... these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain explores in Tickling the English. O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he takes his show on tour around the country - from deserted seaside towns and remote off-shore islands, to sprawling industrial cities and sleepy suburbs - it's clear to him that his adopted home is still a bit of an enigma. Why do the English pretend to be unhappy all the time? Why can't they accept they rank about 5th, in everything? And what's with all the fudge? But this Irishman loves a challenge; he's certainly got the gregarious personality and the sure-fire wit to bring down the barriers of that famous English reserve, and have a good old rummage inside. Swapping anecdotes with his audiences and spending time wandering in their hometowns, this nosy neighbour holds England up to the light while exploring some of the attitudes he brought over here with him too. As Dara goes door-to-door in search of England in this part tour diary, part travelogue, the result is an affectionate, hilarious and often eye-opening journey through the Sceptred Isle.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Dara O Briain is the biggest Irish comic to have hit the UK in recent years. Already a huge star in Ireland, O Briain has now moved from being a sold-out festival favourite in Edinburgh to selling out theatres across the country and enjoying mainstream television success with his topical BBC comedy show, Mock The Week. He has been living in England for the past seven years.

Review:

A master-class in intelligent stand-up...It's thoughtful stuff, impeccably delivered. With material this strong, you don't need gimmicks * Guardian *

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dara O Briain
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 014104666X ISBN 13: 9780141046662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence. these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain explores in Tickling the English. O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he takes his show on tour around the country - from deserted seaside towns and remote off-shore islands, to sprawling industrial cities and sleepy suburbs - it s clear to him that his adopted home is still a bit of an enigma. Why do the English pretend to be unhappy all the time?Why can t they accept they rank about 5th, in everything?And what s with all the fudge?But this Irishman loves a challenge; he s certainly got the gregarious personality and the sure-fire wit to bring down the barriers of that famous English reserve, and have a good old rummage inside. Swapping anecdotes with his audiences and spending time wandering in their hometowns, this nosy neighbour holds England up to the light while exploring some of the attitudes he brought over here with him too. As Dara goes door-to-door in search of England in this part tour diary, part travelogue, the result is an affectionate, hilarious and often eye-opening journey through the Sceptred Isle. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141046662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dara O Briain
Published by Penguin 2010-04-01 (2010)
ISBN 10: 014104666X ISBN 13: 9780141046662
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin 2010-04-01, 2010. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00634717

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dara O Briain
Published by Penguin (2010)
ISBN 10: 014104666X ISBN 13: 9780141046662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000198742

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dara O Briain
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 014104666X ISBN 13: 9780141046662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence. these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain explores in Tickling the English. O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he takes his show on tour around the country - from deserted seaside towns and remote off-shore islands, to sprawling industrial cities and sleepy suburbs - it s clear to him that his adopted home is still a bit of an enigma. Why do the English pretend to be unhappy all the time?Why can t they accept they rank about 5th, in everything?And what s with all the fudge?But this Irishman loves a challenge; he s certainly got the gregarious personality and the sure-fire wit to bring down the barriers of that famous English reserve, and have a good old rummage inside. Swapping anecdotes with his audiences and spending time wandering in their hometowns, this nosy neighbour holds England up to the light while exploring some of the attitudes he brought over here with him too. As Dara goes door-to-door in search of England in this part tour diary, part travelogue, the result is an affectionate, hilarious and often eye-opening journey through the Sceptred Isle. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141046662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Dara O Briain
Published by Penguin (2010)
ISBN 10: 014104666X ISBN 13: 9780141046662
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2010. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780141046662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.67
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Dara O Briain
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 014104666X ISBN 13: 9780141046662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141046662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dara O'brian
ISBN 10: 014104666X ISBN 13: 9780141046662
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST014104666X. Bookseller Inventory # ST014104666X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Dara O' Briain
ISBN 10: 014104666X ISBN 13: 9780141046662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence. these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain explores in Tickling the English. O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he takes his show on tour around the country - from deserted seaside. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141046662_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Dara O Briain
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2010-04-01, London (2010)
ISBN 10: 014104666X ISBN 13: 9780141046662
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2010-04-01, London, 2010. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141046662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

O Briain, Dara (Author)
Published by Penguin (2010)
ISBN 10: 014104666X ISBN 13: 9780141046662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 320 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __014104666X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book