How I Escaped My Certain Fate

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Cover Art for 9780571273126, How I Escaped My Certain Fate by Stewart Lee
ISBN: 9780571273126
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 5 August, 2010
Format: Paperback
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Experience how it feels to be the subject of a blasphemy prosecution Find out why 'wool' is a funny word See how jokes work, their inner mechanisms revealed, before your astonished face In 2001, after over a decade in the business, Stewart Lee quit stand-up, disillusioned and drained, and went off to direct a loss-making opera about Jerry Springer. How I Escaped My Certain Fate details his return to live performance, and the journey that took him from an early retirement to his position as the most critically acclaimed stand-up in Britain. Here is Stewart Lee's own account of his remarkable comeback, told through transcripts of the three legendary full-length shows that sealed his reputation. Astonishingly frank and detailed in-depth notes reveal the inspiration and inner workings of his act. With unprecedented access to a leading comedian's creative process, this book tell us just what it was like to write these shows, develop the performance and take them on tour. How I Escaped My Certain Fate is everything we have come to expect from Stewart Lee: fiercely intelligent, unsparingly honest and very funny.

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