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Berserker! (Hardback)Adrian Edmondson (author)
From alternative comedy upstart to TV icon, Adrian Edmondson tells his barnstorming story of life in the limelight, musing on his repressive childhood, Norse heritage and legendary working relationship with Rik Mayall.
From brutal schooldays to 80s anarchy, through The Young Ones and beyond, Berserker! is the one-of-a-kind, fascinating memoir from an icon of British comedy, Adrian Edmondson.
Berserk: out of control with anger or excitement; wild or frenzied.
Berserkers: an elite Norse fighting corp who, apparently off their tits on hallucinogenic drugs, fought with a particular fury and senseless abandon still present in many Scandinavian heavy metal groups.
Ade Edmondson smashed onto the comedy circuit in the 1980s, stormed The Comedy Store and, alongside Rik Mayall, brought anarchy to stage and screen. How did a child brought up in a strict Methodist household - and who spent his formative years incarcerated in repressive boarding schools - end up joining the revolution? Well, he is part Norse. Could it be his berserker heritage?
With wisdom, nostalgia and uniquely observed humour, Ade traces his journey through life and comedy: starting out on the alternative scene, getting arrested in Soho, creating his outrageously violent characters and learning more about his curious (possibly Scandinavian) heritage. With star-studded anecdotes and set to a soundtrack of pop hits which transport the reader through time, it's a memoir like no other.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 674 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 41 mm
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I haven't bought the book yet, but I will. This review is to negate the 1 star review, which is extremely unfair as it is due to fault with Waterstones, but actually impacts Adrian Edmondson.
A deeply honest and personal journey onto the mind that hilariously performed on falling beds, exploding buses and generally all-around anarchy from Vyvyan, Vim Fuego, Sir Adrian Dangerous and Eddie Hitler. He was... More
Great insight into the comedy and acting legend. The sections relating to Rik Mayall are moving, funny and tragic. A recommended read,especailly for an insight into the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s.
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