And, when that stopped working, he turned to crack. Day is not the only comedian to have gone down such a route. Comedy And Error ends with Day now on the straight and narrow. It was the love of a good woman that brought that redemption, in the end. But the unsentimental frankness, and understated humour with which he describes those times makes for a compelling book. The Freewheeling John Dowie.
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Comedy and Error: They Really Were Marvellous Times [Simon Day] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Best known as one of the stars of. Comedy and Error by Simon Day - Best known as one of the stars of the Fast Show(where he played characters such as They Really Were Marvellous Times.
Mar 15, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: The autobiography of Simon Day. The bloke from the Fast Show who wasn't Paul Whitehouse nor the soft spoken, almost cuddly one. Simon Day is not cuddly, as the book soon points out. As he himself admits, his early years shaped him into someone difficult to like, despite coming from a secure and loving family. And it's not laugh a minute either. The first few chapters have funny moments, but as Simon charts his progress - or lack of it- from school days through adolescence into the world of The autobiography of Simon Day. The first few chapters have funny moments, but as Simon charts his progress - or lack of it- from school days through adolescence into the world of work it all becomes quite sad.
A depressed gambling addict, he begins to make you feel the same way, only without the gambling. As he descends into squalor, thieving and squatting, Day gives us a sideways look at London and a way of living that happens when you're on the margins of society. The tone is always quite light hearted but underneath there is a streak of near self-loathing that you feel powers a lot of comedy. The court jesters always were rewarded with someone else being executed while they really they suspect it should have been them.
His accounts of prison and borstal have a truth about them that say more about he experience in three pages than Jeffery Archer managed in three hundred.
He writes a sketch about a holiday on his own in Australia that should be compulsory reading for anyone considering heading abroad on their lonesome. It is Shirley Valentine without any of the warmth, romance or comfort with oneself. You yearn for him to find some cocaine just to end the solitary confinement in paradise. If I ever fancy lighting out on a solo world tour, I will make a point of rereading this chapter before I pay for the ticket.
At the end of the autobiography I was glad I had stuck with the author because he's always interesting, engaging and honest with himself. There's more Error than Comedy, but the book is better for it. Jun 04, David rated it it was ok Shelves: A two-star rating is a bit harsh as this is perfectly fine memoir of a minor celeb. Candid and self-critical, occasionally waspish, and also serves as a lightly insightful look 'backstage' at the British comedy circuit during the Cool Britannia s.
It's interesting to chart Simon Day's addictions from labourer's lunch time fruit machines, to ravey davey disco biscuits, to Groucho Club gak, to trophy girlfriend crack. I liked the chapter where, peak fame, he goes to Australia for a holiday and A two-star rating is a bit harsh as this is perfectly fine memoir of a minor celeb.
I liked the chapter where, peak fame, he goes to Australia for a holiday and doesn't speak to anyone or do anything of note. Simon Day reads out an extract from Comedy and Error. The video content is inappropriate. The video content is misleading. The ad is too long.
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