Synopses & Reviews
Written together with friend and journalist Boyd Hilton, the audiobook follows a year in the lives of Matt Lucas and David Walliams in every unfiltered detail the good, the bad, the mundane, and the meaningful. It is a year that includes writing, rehearsing, filming, Live8, going to America, and undertaking a mammoth 100-date, seven-month tour where Little Britain goes in search of Great Britain. They visit the places that have inspired their best-loved characters and also formed each of them personally from where they grew up to university and drama school. Reflecting on how they got from there to here, they look back on a journey from cult comedy success to rock-star levels of celebrity; a new world where magazines are constantly fighting for access to them and the tabloids obsess about every detail of their private lives. Touching on their childhoods, family life, and early comedy performances as they found their feet, exploring their complex friendship, and invading the increasingly insane celebrity bubble they live in where the likes of Robbie Williams and Elton John are desperate to work with them, this is an essential audiobook for all fans of two of the United Kingdom's funniest, most consistently inventive comedians.
From the creators of the British cult comedy TV show Little Britain, comes this intimate and revealing autobiographical audiobook which follows Lucas and Walliams as they write, rehearse and film their tour.
Written together with friend and journalist Boyd Hilton, this is a look at a year in the lives of Matt Lucas and David Walliamsthe good, the bad, the mundane, and the monumental. The year covered includes a mammoth nine-month Spinal Tap-esque tour where Little Britain goes in search of Great Britain. This milestone book offers an unrivaled close-up of a classic British comedy act, as it happens, at the height of its powers. But it is also a journey into their pasts, reflecting on how they achieved their success. It covers their childhoods, family life, and early comedy performances as they found their feet; their complex friendship and working relationship; and the increasingly insane world they now inhabit. Mixing memoir and travelogue to paint an engrossing portrait of fame and comic genius, Inside Little Britain is a candid look inside the celebrity bubble in all its glamour and awfulness.
About the Author
Matt Lucas began his career as a stand-up at the tender age of 18 and went on to find fame as George Dawes on Shooting Stars. He met comedy writing partner David Walliams at the National Youth Theatre, and together they went on to create the cult TV series, Rock Profile, and latterly the phenomenally successful Little Britain.