Barry Cryer: Same Time Tomorrow? : The Life and Laughs of a Comedy Legend Hardback
by Bob Cryer
Foreword by Sandy Toksvig | WATERSTONES' BEST BOOKS OF 2023: ENTERTAINMENT'Give this book to everyone you know - NOW!' Miriam Margolyes'This is a joyous, uplifting book' Observer'He was so funny and such fun and here he is again in all his rib-tickling glory' Gyles Brandrethâ€˜I donâ€™t know how long Iâ€™ve got left â€¦ I donâ€™t even buy green bananas anymoreâ€™ When the legendary comedian Barry Cryer died in January 2022, there was a vast outpouring of grief, appreciation and anecdotes â€“ from the general public and fellow comics alike.
Now, his son, Bob, is doing what Barryâ€™s humility did not allow: revealing the story of the man behind the jokes. This book is an ode both to Barryâ€™s incredible life and to the lessons he so generously imparted on the art of comedy during his sixty-year career.
Stretching from the music halls of the fifties, via working alongside everyone from Morecambe and Wise to Kenny Everett and David Frost, and into more recent times as a stalwart of Radio 4â€™s long-running Iâ€™m Sorry I Havenâ€™t a Clue, where he worked with Rob Brydon and David Mitchell among many others, this book is a hugely entertaining insight into the life of a true comedy legend.
Bob also shares a range of exclusive material unique to the Cryer family â€“ including family photos, memorabilia, oral recordings, interviews with friends and colleagues (among them Michael Palin and Eric Idle) â€“ as well as Bobâ€™s own personal reflections on living and working with a comedy icon.
Laced with candour, warmth and filled with his trademark humour, Barry Cryer: Same Time Tomorrow? is not just a wonderfully witty and affectionate biography of a father by a son, but a heartwarming insight into a vanishing era of comedy.
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