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Becoming Johnny Vegas
'I've been Johnny Vegas so long now. I just want to go back to where I came from and try to find out exactly where I got him.' Johnny Vegas.
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‘...book’s fabulous, buy it!’ Paul O’Grady
‘Extraordinary. A truly unusual showbiz memoir.’ Mark Lawson, Front Row, BBC Radio 4
‘A compelling tale of self-loathing, bristling with anger and bitterness, it still manages to be very funny and hold out hope of redemption.’ Daily Telegraph
'It's funny and a bit horrifying – with, at its best in the early sections, an almost Alan Bennettish feel for bathos.' The Best Memoirs of 2013, The Guardian
‘A characteristically in-yer-face narrative of how Michael Pennington became Johnny Vegas.’ The Independent
‘Michael Pennington – his real name – proves there’s more to Mr Vegas than meets the eye in this frank memoir.’ 100 Best Books For Christmas, The Telegraph
‘Altogether unique... as elegantly constructed as the finest literary novel.’ Catholic Herald
‘Reads like a novel.’ The Guardian
‘Eloquent, witty and perceptive, a fascinating study of creative catharsis.’ Metro
‘Rare is the celebrity memoir that’s as honest, insightful, revelatory and compelling as Becoming Johnny Vegas.’ ChortleAbout the Author:
Comedian and TV star Johnny Vegas started life by the name of Michael Pennington and lived in St Helen's, Lancashire. Growing up he entered (and dropped out of) seminary school, trained as a potter and worked as a barman.
In 1996, Pennington made his TV debut as a contestant on Win, Lose or Draw. On air he stated that he wanted to be a comedian with the stage name ‘Johnny Vegas’. A year later, in 1997, he was nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s prestigious Perrier Award – and the rest is history. Johnny has appeared on panel shows, one-off movies, the hugely popular TV sitcoms Benidorm and Ideal – and crowned these achievements with several non-comedic acting roles, to great critical acclaim.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0007382723