Aged just 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time in a Glasgow tell his story so far in his brilliant memoir, We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges. Explore books by Kevin Bridges with our selection at tvnovellas.info Click and Collect Kevin Bridges. We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges (Paperback). Kevin Bridges has already gone through all the 'who on earth wants to read this?' doubts of being a young comedian writing his autobiography.
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Thoroughly enjoyed it. Listened to the audiobook, which probably make it even better because Kevin Bridges narrated it himself. Found myself laughing out loud walking along the street or in the middle of a busy supermarket. Jul 24, Alastair Mitchell rated it liked it. I am going to start his by saying I like Kevin Bridges as a comedian. However his autobiography is part of a growing trend of unintresting celebrity books that are being released.
His childhood and upbring could be anyone in Scotland in the 90s. A bit too much about childhood, but then when you're writing your autobiography at the age of 27, there is only so much to write about.
The later part of the book, which details the beginning of his career is excellent, very open and honest. I guess it doesn't matter how much I love the person it's about - biographies and autobiographies are clearly not my thing.
I do have to wonder though If I was listening to the book instead of reading it, would that make a difference? I may have to explore that thought.
Kevin Bridges is a bit young to wright his biography, but this is a brilliant read. I like details, and this book goes into a lot of them. I especially like how detailed he is about the time when he started doing stand up. All aspiring comedians can learn a lot from that part of the book. Nov 01, Steven Carswell rated it it was amazing.
Your go. Apr 03, sara cairns rated it it was amazing. I listened to the audiobook Apr 07, Grace rated it it was ok. Too much subbuteo chat! Apr 09, Kirsteen Gordon rated it it was ok. I did enjoy the book it was a very honest account of a very young lad finally working hard and finding his niche. Oct 10, Emma Louise Newman rated it it was amazing. Excellent book. An amazing story of a young man coming into the world of comedy. Have seen Kevin Bridges twice now, amazing live. Everyone needs to read this book.
Sep 21, Jen rated it it was amazing. Loved this. Honest, self deprecating and very funny. Great as an audiobook.
Oct 18, Jacqueline Williams rated it really liked it. He is a natural born storyteller who is funny. Went to see his comedy act in the middle of reading the book and have to say I prefer the book.
I enjoy comedy far more than I enjoy autobiographies written by comedians, but my interest in the former often leads to reading the latter despite my previous experiences.
These autobiographies tend to go one of three ways - being a piece of comedy in itself, a 'normal' autobiographical account or an attempt to have another theme as a justification beyond self-indulgence like How to be a Woman. This is in the second category, which is at least a promising start. Despite being a more seriously wr I enjoy comedy far more than I enjoy autobiographies written by comedians, but my interest in the former often leads to reading the latter despite my previous experiences.
Despite being a more seriously written book, rather than a method of shoehorning in relevant gags, it is not dry and steers clear of having any epiphany, instead recounting events as they happened, rather than any revisionist plot.
This is very much to Bridges' credit, but in longer parts, can lead you to question why so much detail is given on a fairly mundane event. One of the key features of this book is how it is quite long, and the actual comedy part of it is a very small proportion. This is not inherently bad, but the detail of his life up to his fourth gig or so, to becoming a big name in comedy, does seem strange or a hint at book no.
This also makes earlier passages appear a little odd, as Bridges will say something like 'I realised I couldn't keep doing X like this for too long', when he could only have been doing this for a few weeks.
Bridges is clearly fond of his family, and despite having little knowledge of what Glasgow is really like, I did find tales of his upbringing insightful, and in some surprising respects, quite similar, which might be why I was still interested despite its length. However, I can't imagine it will have too much of a lasting impact on me. Dec 02, Joel Wende rated it it was amazing. I'm not overly familiar with Kevin Bridges' work. I've seen a few of the small sets on shows like 'Live at the Apollo', and seen him interviewed when I was tuning in to chat shows for other people.
I've always enjoyed those brief interactions with his work, so I thought that I'd give this book the audiobook version a go whilst I was looking for something lighthearted.
Obviously given the star rating, I really enjoyed it. I had no idea he was so young, so was a bit apprehensive about how that wo I'm not overly familiar with Kevin Bridges' work. I had no idea he was so young, so was a bit apprehensive about how that would work its way into the book.
Would the book feel stretched out. It didn't. Just a heartwarming tale about a young lad with a talent who turned out well. There will be some who say this is formulaic, and to some degree it is. Even the now familiar jokes about it being formulaic are there. It didn't bother me in the slightest though.
Just take this for what it is, and I think you'll love it. Aug 03, Kyle Anderson rated it it was ok. A book about a comedian trying as hard as possible to be surprised that people find him funny.
Working class back round, works hard at what he's good at, book stops. The book spends so long talking about his childhood I practically feel like it's my own and just when things start to get promising it ends and says "well you know the story from here".
Well actually I don't and it's what I came to read not. I laughed, I cried at certain parts excuse me I'm a highly emotional teenager, that's allowed and overall, I loved it. Fair play to the man, he's made it big by working bloody hard for it and I have all the respect in the world for him.
He deserves everything he's achieved. Nov 01, Carlyn The Bookworm Mum rated it really liked it. Coming from a working class family just outside Glasgow aged between like Kevin means this book was basically made for me. I was able to relate a lot, but I do understand that anyone not in those categories would likely enjoy this much less.
I really enjoyed hearing more about Kevin's childhood and I was really quite surprised by some of his experiences. He really made a massive effort on the audiobook, which not all "celebrities" do so thumbs up for that too. Jan 28, Lindsey Flower rated it really liked it. The downside of overnight stardom, I suggest, must have been the challenge of remaining connected to this rich seam of material.
He thinks not. Then you start going: Then it gets to the stage where you go on TV, the general public start enjoying it, they want to download tickets.
The workload becomes so big that I think it forces you inside yourself to go to, like, the self-doubt. I could be up in Glasgow walking about being the man — or I could come down here and get in the gym, you know.
Like all great comedians, his performances convey a casual effortlessness that belies a marathon slog of rehearsal and precision tuning; the show allowed a glimpse into that process. Some jokes bombed, others took unexpected detours; at moments, as Bridges made notes, he looked almost vulnerable. He grew notably impatient with one particularly rowdy audience member, reminding me of a news report in that he had hired a security detail to clamp down on hecklers at his shows.
Was that true? The contemporary impulse to make everything about oneself exercises Bridges a lot. He just took the booking, so what is behind this? Are they just trying to get their bookshop in the paper and a pat on the back? Normally people are just going: At the Chris Rock gig, ask anybody who was there, it was brilliant just sitting and watching something. Like an affectation? You think, why am I still drinking here? Not in a bad way.
He thinks not. Then it gets to the stage where you go on TV, the general public start enjoying it, they want to download tickets. The workload becomes so big that I think it forces you inside yourself to go to, like, the self-doubt.
I could be up in Glasgow walking about being the man — or I could come down here and get in the gym, you know. Like all great comedians, his performances convey a casual effortlessness that belies a marathon slog of rehearsal and precision tuning; the show allowed a glimpse into that process.
Some jokes bombed, others took unexpected detours; at moments, as Bridges made notes, he looked almost vulnerable.