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Stand Up and Deliver
A Nervous Rookie on the Comedy Circuit
by Andy Kind
Publisher:Monarch imprint of Lion Hudson
'Truly laughter without truth is empty,' so pens Andy Kind in a year long stretch that is engagingly summarised here in grit and graft of the world of comedy. This is a personable and authentic story. The twelve formative months of a fledgling comedy career shoe-horned neatly into a paperback. Stand Up & Deliver is sure to be a revelation to many and a relief to others. A revelation to those that think comedians appear fully formed on television without years of toil, triumph and heartbreak. It's a 'warts and all' account of the side of stand-up comedy that few see or understand.
The final third of the book, I found particularly moving and surprising in equal measure, with Kind, unafraid to tackle some of life's big questions head on. Kind is living his dream and the unique calling God has entrusted to him. Warm, compelling and full of soul!
Reviewer: Johnny Douglas (03/06/11)