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The Sound of Laughter

by Peter Kay

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  adrianburke | Feb 11, 2017 |
As you would expect, this is a funny autobiography and it is interesting to read and see where he gathered all his material from. Many of the scenes will be familiar to those who have seen his shows. ( )
  Tifi | Jun 20, 2010 |
Not really a laugh-out-loud kind-of book, more smiling knowingly. Its an interesting memoir/reminiscence of Peter Kay's youth and adolescence, but the book ends just as he gets his first big break, so there isn't much detail about his comedy career. ( )
  heidijane | Jul 20, 2009 |
If you know and like Peter Kay's various performances you'll love this book and it explains a lot about where his characters came from. ( )
  edwardsgt | Jul 19, 2009 |
Decent northern British bloke who had a typical 70's working class life( back to back terraces, poor schools, worse diet) but who mined humour rather then bitterness out of it.

If you are British you will have read the book, seen the performances(mainly drawn the book and his life) or his award winning range of comedy-drama shows. Or seen and brought the charity song so know what I am on about.

If you are not British, then its very likely you never heard of him.Although he was a monster on Dr Who. And if you have did you really understand what he said...some if us don't and we speak the language!

In a short, very funny if you were there but er...what...if you weren't. ( )
  ablueidol | Sep 20, 2008 |
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He tries to hard to be funny in this book and it doesn't come across. Pity
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 009950555X, Paperback)

A memoir filled with the unique brand of humour for which his TV series has made him so popular — endearing characters who rejoice in, not politics or sex, but far funnier areas of life: elderly relatives and answering machines, Dads dancing at weddings, Mom’s HRT.


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Born in Bolton in 1973, Peter Kay left behind a string of menial jobs when he won the 1997 So You Think You're Funny contest at the Edinburgh festival. This is the autobiography of the star and creator of 'Phoenix Nights' and 'Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere'.… (more)

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