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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being (Hardback)
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 04/10/2018
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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.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780593078259
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 496 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 28 mm

Waterstones Says
Covering everything from his childhood and his circuitous route into comedy, to how to cope as a vegan stand-up, Ranganathan’s memoir is irreverent, frank and hilarious.

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Praise for Romesh Ranganathan:

'His ability to produce bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd.' - The Guardian 

'Delivered with consummate skill... totally original.' - Evening Standard 

'He has the natural swagger of a comedian who knows how to dominate a room.' - The Times

Romesh Ranganathan - Signing

Romesh Ranganathan - Signing

Bristol - Galleries
Sunday 9th December 12:30

Stand-up star Romesh Ranganathan will sign copies of his autobiography

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Romesh Ranganathan Signing

Romesh Ranganathan Signing

Birmingham
Saturday 15th December 10:00 - 11:00

Romesh Ranganathan- ex maths teacher; British-Sri Lankan vegan; stand-up sensation- joins us to sign copies of his brilliant autobiography, Straight Outta Crawley.

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Meet Romesh Ranganathan

Meet Romesh Ranganathan

Leeds
Sunday 16th December 12:30

Romesh Ranganathan- ex maths teacher; British-Sri Lankan vegan; stand-up sensation- joins us to sign copies of his brilliant autobiography, Straight Outta Crawley.

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