Author: Robin Ince
Robin Ince has a good life. As a successful comedian, presenter, and writer, he's got a job that you are probably jealous of. So, why did he find himself stuck on a train platform in rural Northumberland, swearing maniacally, punching his own leg, vowing never to do stand-up again? Was he having an existential crisis? He didn't know. But he wanted to find out. Insightful, witty, and often just plain weird, this book charts his…
Managed to *just* sneak this one in under the 2018 radar – Robin Ince has for a long time been one of my favourite comedians, and one whom I’ve watched reinvent himself and develop since first seeing him in 2006, and seeing his general demeanour grow to be much more tempestuous – alongside a keen developing interest in science. So it was a welcome message to hear he’d written a book probing into the psychology and physiognomy of comedians’ brains: modelled very much around his own psyche, mind, and brain, but also interviewing fellow comics and scientists alike. I think he’s written something very special here.
I’m a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian’s Take on What Makes Us Human