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Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian 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 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 his struggles as a child, teacher and now parent, to his adolescent flirtation with a rap career and his attempts to make it in comedy, Straight Outta Crawley is Ranganathan's hilarious and irreverent autobiography.
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Comedian Romesh Ranganathan begins his memoirs with an admission: “I should probably point out that I tend to go off at tangents. If you’re not a tangent person, then put this down.” But as the old saying goes, it’s the journey, not the destination, that matters. Ranganathan’s hilarious detours range from cringe-worthy school trips to spectacular face-palm moments with his well-meaning mum. His self-deprecating humour is genuine and warm, giving a real sense of the man behind the one-liners. There are tender moments too as he shares stories from his childhood and the hardships involved with leaving a teaching job to pursue his stand-up dreams.
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Good insight into Romesh! There are loads of Laugh out loud moments..... definitely would read vol2
An easy read with a few laugh out loud moments
As admitted by the author, the book is a bit all over the place with its chronology. However, it’s easy to read, entertaining and gives some insight into Romesh’s troubled mind.
I can’t put it down it’s worth it all I ask for Xmas was this .