Tickling the English

Tickling the English Irishman Dara O Briain Lives And Works In England When He S Not In London, He S Taking His Show On Tour Up And Down The Country Although He S Been Doing This For Years, It S Clear To Him That His Adopted Home Is Still A A Bit Of An Enigma It Is High Time, He Decides, To Discover What Makes The English Sowell, English. I like Dara O Briain I do I think he s funny and even in the book he comes across as charming and bright But I thought this was a book about the English You know, a bit of an insight by someone who s not English, about the quirks and foibles of the English It isn t It s a tour diary with a fe
No, no, no This book actually made me angry Marketed as an outsider s look at the nuances of national character, this is merely an extremely cynical attempt to cash in on a comedian s popularity, with nothing offered up in exchange O Briain isn t completely terrible when he tries a bit of Bryson esque socio historic analysis, but they are half hearted and lazy with clear googled research But what instead makes up the bulk of this book is hastily kept diary of a national tour, where O Briain No, no, no This book actually made me angry Marketed as an outsider s look at the nuances of national character, this is merely an extremely cynical attempt to cash in on a comedian s popularity, with nothing offered up in exchange O Briain isn t completely terrible when he tries a bit of Bryson esque socio historic analysis, but they are half hearted and lazy with clear googled research But what instead makes up the bulk of this book is hastily kept diary of a national tour, where O Briain notes down some of the ad libs he is particularly smug about At some early stage of the book which I cannot bring myself to pick up again to check the exact content , O Briain states he once ne
In London City airport when I picked this up, I d thought that it was going to be a funny appraisal of the English as viewed from the East of Ireland To be fair, it is that but it is really a vehicle for O Briain to repeat some of the funnier exchanges with his audience on one of his mamouth tours of Britain mostly England, as the title suggests As a book of anecdotes and funny observations, this works passes the time on the plane It is worth reading just for the Rolls Royce bit, bu In
Loved this book The first time I saw Dara O Briain was when I was in Dublin on business, during one of the coldest and rainiest Decembers Ireland had seen in years Which meant I was inside my hotel, watching all kinds of shows like Badly Dubbed Porn no, I m not making that up, its a real show that comes on around 7 pm and all kinds of comedy shows They LOVE comedy shows there Dara was on three different programs that week, and while I ve yet to see any of his stuff over here in the US, I Loved this book The first time I saw Dara O Briain was when I was in Dublin on business, during one of the coldest and rainiest Decembers Ireland had seen in years Which meant I was inside my hotel, watching all kinds of shows like Badly Du
I enjoyed this book although I was disappointed to find that it was mostly stories from Dara s stand up tour of the UK, peppered with a few of his own stories opinions some facts from other author s publications it was sold as an insight into the
Quick, short review from memory before I re read and re review at a later date He s a great comedian and this isn t a biography, it s an Irish man trying to work out what makes the English laugh It was a nice insight but I don t think it really went anywhere Might re read for another go. A quirky, off beat book intelligently observed and well written Observations of the English gleaned from this top Irish born comedian whilst on tour in the UK Lots of well researched anecdotes Not a comedy book but a joy to read. Really enjoyed this, did what it said on the tin Tickled me Not quite sure if this is meant to be the diary of a tour, with a few bits copied and pasted from wikipedia thrown in, or a few bits copied and pasted from wikipedia woven loosely around the diary of a tour.There are one or two vaguely interesting little snippets in it, but nary a smile was raised.Suspect this is what you do with a load of tired out old gags after they ve bee
A great light read full of humour and laugh out loud moments As the content is a humorous look at the English, it will probably beentertaining if you are English or someone who knows England relatively well If you are English, you may even lear

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  • Hardcover
  • 310 pages
  • Tickling the English
  • Dara Ó Briain
  • English
  • 20 February 2017
  • 0718154371