Becoming Johnny Vegas

  • by Johnny Vegas
  • Narrated by Johnny Vegas
  • 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

‘My name is Michael Pennington, and I am not a comic character. I'm often mistaken for one though. You might know him by another name. Johnny Vegas.’
From BBC Dickens adaptations to Benidorm and Ideal to the PG Tips ads, Johnny Vegas has become one of Britain's best-loved comic actors. But before he'd ever drunk tea with a knitted monkey or made himself the exception that proves the rule in terms of the predictability of TV panel game regulars, Johnny Vegas was perhaps the most fearlessly confessional stand-up comedian this country has ever produced.
How did an eleven-year-old Catholic trainee priest from St Helens grow up to become the North West of England's answer to Lenny Bruce? That's just one of the many questions answered by this eye-poppingly frank memoir.
Becoming Johnny Vegas establishes its author as the poet laureate of the Pimblett's pie. Once you've finished this darkly hilarious tale of family, faith and the creative application of alcohol dependency, you'll never look at a copy of the Catholic men's society newsletter the same way again.


What the Critics Say

"This man is one of the true comic greats" (The Guardian)


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Top listen!!

Funny, sad, intriguing, excellent!

Definitely worth getting to know the real man behind the madness of Johnny Vegas.
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- marty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-26-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited