• I cannot recall a book that so entertainingly lays bare the neediness, self-consciousness and weirdness of the professional comic's life. His one-liners are immaculate, too

    Daily Telegraph
  • Skinner is insightful, erudite and, naturally, funny when dissecting the craft of writing and performing successful stand-up comedy

  • He manages to provide a fascinating insight into the world, and the insecure mind, of a stand-up comedian . . . This is a real, honest account of life on the road. And you can't expect more from a tour diary than that

  • Quite possibly the best book about stand-up ever written

  • A minor masterpiece

    The Guardian

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