Pigs Can Fly, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Barry Cryer is a National Treasure - this is his brilliant collection of true, tall, stories from his fifty years in comedy.Throughout his career, Barry Cryer has collaborated with all the greats, from Max Miller to Tony Hancock, Bob Hope, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, John Cleese, Kenny Everett, Tommy Cooper, Spike Milligan, Morecambe and Wise ... in fact pretty well all the best comedians and comic writers since the mid-1950s.

He has also collaboratively penned series like 'Hello Cheeky!', toured with Willie Rushton in their show 'Two Old Farts in the Night', and is a panellist on 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue'.This is his collection of completely true apocryphal stories from these fifty years, packed with jokes, fascinating asides and riveting portraits of the major figures in comedy.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Dance & other performing arts
  • ISBN: 9780752859194



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Not bad, lots of stories about other people, sometimes you have to know them to get the joke.

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 More a stream of conciousness than a coherent text, it's full of anecdotes that Cryer relates about the many people he has worked with, written for and just met (or nearly met in some cases). Some of them are very amusing. I can see this might be better in audiobook.