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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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.

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


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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

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“Fell apart”

I had to give up by chapter 10 and feel I wasted time in reading some of the chapters before. The teaching and family life was very good but then the book falls away when we are told about the entertainment... More

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