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And Away...The Autobiography by Bob Mortimer - book review

Anyone who has followed the career of Bob Mortimer will know him to be a surrealist of some merit. Yet Bob wouldn't agree.

David Beer, Louder Than War, 4th January 2022

Review: Jimmy Carr & Mark Watson's memoirs

It's a cliché that stand-up is therapy for the comedian. But in these two books, Jimmy Carr and Mark Watson turn their experiences in the business into life lessons that could benefit their readers.

Chortle, 22nd December 2021

Armando Iannucci: Veep writer on No 10's pandemic behaviour

Since the pandemic cancelled most of his film and television work, Iannucci has responded with a new book - a mock-epic poem about the government's handling of the crisis and his fears about the future. We asked him how he took on writing about something as deeply tragic as the pandemic.

Jon Snow, Channel 4, 21st December 2021

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay audiobook review

The doctor turned comic writer's seasonal hospital tales range from hilarious mishaps to heart-breakers.

Fiona Sturges, The Guardian, 17th December 2021

Book review: Fight! - Thirty Years Not Quite At The Top, by Harry Hill

Ultimately, it is a book and a career to be proud of. Now 57, what does the future hold for the onetime Doctor Matthew Hall? Well, there's only one way to find out...

Chris Hallam, Chris Hallam's World View, 17th December 2021

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