Random House presents the audiobook edition of Straight Outta Crawley, written and read by Romesh Ranganathan.
At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's Holiday Camp talent competition, smashing the only other competitor, a young girl playing the kazoo.
The gig went so well that Romesh retired his comic genius for twenty two years, hiding behind the guise of a maths teacher, before finally revealing himself again (no, not like that) at the tender age of 31. In 2010, Ranganathan staged his epic comeback gig to an almost silent room, and has since gone on to earn his place as the most in-demand overweight vegan Sri Lankan comedian in Britain.
Now, for the first time, he tells the full story of how he got here. From the delights of Sri Lankan hospitality to the race riots of Crawley and the horrors of vegan cheese, this is Ranganathan's hilarious autobiography.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Romesh Ranganathan’s deadpan humour has made him one of Britain’s favourite stand-ups. We loved listening to the audiobook version of his memoir, which he narrates himself with that inscrutable voice. Ranganathan’s warm storytelling style gives a real sense of the man behind the one-liners, giving us a glimpse into his experiences teaching maths in secondary schools, dealing with comedy fame, and navigating a farcical trip around Sri Lanka with his mum. If you’re listening on public transport, prepare to burst into spontaneous giggles at the acerbic re-telling of his career-starting Pontin’s performance. You may also get a lump in your throat when Ranganathan’s voice cracks while talking about his dad.
Brilliant listening start to finish - absolute legend
Ranga in the House
Romesh gives us a real insight into life as a comedian,father and lover of Hip-Hop.
i found this book to be awesome and enjoyed all of it, i have two copies of the book in physical and audio form i loved reading it but its so much better when Romesh reads it.
I really hope Romesh goes on to do so much more in life.
Thanks mate for making me smile.
Worth the download and very funny