Tickling the English by Dara Ó Briain

Published June 27, 2015

Tickling the English by Dara Ó Briain

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A comedian’s tale of one tour through England (and Ireland), ruminating on the differences and similarities of each stop and deciding what is to be made of national identity and stereotypes. There are some pretty hefty themes in the book, surprisingly, but they’re handled well, with great points that spark interest and are thought-provoking for future topics of conversation.

Alongside that, though, it’s a simple memoir of a comedian’s life on the road - interactions with the tour manager, brief impressions of each location, but best of all, the conversations had with the front row of each audience. I would absolutely hate to be in the front row of any comedian’s gig, but seeing the best of a tour on paper is ideal.

Mostly, the book is motivating and optimistic. Life is good, people are funny, and even with the odd issue here and there, everything is okay.

Rating: Unrated

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