The Wholly Viable – An Autoblography by Phil Kay
‘Phil Kay’s been doing storytelling in his stand-up since before it was recognised as a sub-genre of the current scene…” – The Times
Stand-up comedian Phil Kay’s “autoblography” runs through comically surreal episodes taken from his unusual existence – frequently unbelievable but inevitably turning out to be true. Amongst the mayhem, he somehow conjures an essential, in-depth analysis of the art of storytelling as comedy art form and even lifestyle.
As it says on the back of the book:
What would you do if you were up on a tall man’s shoulders in a night club and you’re next to the mirror ball and they’re playing the theme tune from Rocky…? You’d punch the ball too!
What would you get up to if your job was to get up to stuff and then talk to other people about it? Buy machetes in a revolution… crawl away from the police… wasp rescue… Jag on fire… celebrity splinters?
Tips, recipes, film concepts, great roads and 22 games better than Wii, this is THE manual – the me, me, me memoirs of Phil Kay who’s done seat-of-the-pants, follow-your-nose stand-up comedy for 25 Edinburgh Festivals in a row and beyond.
– 352 pages / 234mm x 156mm
Published by Heroes Books in association with Desert Hearts, 2013
Paperback 9781908755094 / £10.00
Hardback 9781908755100 / £20.00