This is a static blog for the book "The Rough Guide to British Cult Comedy" still available at all good bookshops and online stores. For my more recent comedy musings please check my

Monday, December 11, 2006

"If comedy were a country, this would be its guidebook."


"...if you’ve maybe sampled a bit of stand-up on TV and want pointing in the direction of comedians you might want to try, the Rough Guide is your perfect starting point.

....the inescapable feeling was… damn, why didn’t we think of this?"

Chortle, the UK comedy guide

"It does what it says on the cover, offers a well researched and informative and interesting guide for the more than casual comedy lover. Buy it, read it, then reorganise your DVDs."

Jeremy Austin, The Stage

"If you like stand up comedy this book has to be in your collection. If you haven't got enough room for it, well you've only got your shelf to blame."

Tim Vine


The Daily Telegraph

"...a godsend for punters new to the circuit...Hall clearly knows his stuff."

What's On in London magazine

"lively and informative"

Manchester Evening News

"I've not seen a comedy book like it...highly digestible."

Simon Poole, Oneword Radio

"This book is a great stocking filler for anyone who's remotely interested in comedy. It's split into easy-to-follow sections with the main focus on the true greats of British comedy - from the weird and wonderful Dave Gorman to the big-hitters such as Ben Elton and Paul Merton."

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