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Mack The Life

Mack The Life by Lee Mack
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Have you ever wondered where comedians come from? Why is it that one person is a funny bloke down the pub while another actually makes a living by standing up in front of an audience telling jokes? And where does all that material come from? Well, young Lee McKillop used to wonder that too.

Growing up in his parents’ pub, small and wiry in a world of bigger and chunkier specimens, Lee quickly learned that cracking jokes was a way to get attention. After a somewhat random series of jobs, which included being Red Rum’s stableboy and a bingo hall barman, it was as a Great Yarmouth holiday camp entertainer that he had his first crack at telling jokes on stage. It got him some laughs, the sack and a punch in the face.*

Now, as Lee Mack, he’s one of our best loved and most successful comedians, both as a live stand-up and on television. In Mack the Life, Lee tells the story of how he got there and gives extraordinary insight into what really makes comics tick. Hilarious and brilliant, it’s the kind of book which reminds you why you learned to read in the first place.


Transworld; September 2012
320 pages; ISBN 9781446488768
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Title: Mack The Life
Author: Lee Mack
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Lee Mack: 'I don't give it much thought. I clock on, I tell jokes, I clock off' -
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:31:26 -0700 Mack: 'I don't give it much thought. I clock on, I tell jokes, I clock ...
Comedy gold - Financial Times
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:40:42 -0800
Comedy goldFinancial TimesThe story of Lee Mack, stand-up and star of the quickfire sitcom Not Going Out, offers another ...