Friday, 30 August 2013

Compare Covers : Stewart Lee and The Specials

Just like the EP between The Specials albums so Stewart Lee has produced a book version, a release between his previous tome How I Escaped My Certain Fate and his forthcoming TV Comedian. A book as an EP? Well yeah. Basically Lee has transcribed his show If You Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask For One for the book and, following the formula of his previous release (though that compiled and annotated three shows, whereas this is just one; hence EP status at just 100 pages) has provided extensive footnotes that give a revealing insight into the world beyond the jokes, the reasoning for and the workings of the material and his theories on comedy. It's a fascinating and hilarious read. I look forward to TV Comedian his next annotated book released next year.

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