I'm a Joke and So Are You

Robin Ince

‘Joyfully entertaining. Full of warmth, wisdom and affectionate delight in the wonder and absurdity of being human.’ Observer’Funny, honest and heart-warming.’ Matt HaigWhat better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians – those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily? In this touching and witty book, award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as a way of exploring some of the biggest questions we all face. Where does anxiety come from? How do we overcome imposter syndrome? What is the key to creativity? How can we deal with g …


Allen & Unwin acquires ‘mesmerising’ Hannah Gadsby memoir

4 September 2018

Allen & Unwin have acquired UK Commonwealth rights to Ten Steps to Nanette, the memoir by Australian comedian and performer Hannah Gadsby. Hannah Gadsby’s powerful stand-up routine Nanette debuted in 2017, and garnered rapturous international acclaim when it was streamed on Netflix in 2018. Ten Steps to Nanette is a memoir that follows the funny and sometimes dark events of Gadsby’s life leading up to her realisation that she had to quit comedy as she knew it, a decision that she interrogates in her performance. Editorial Director Clare Drysdale said: ‘Seeing Hannah Gadsby perform Nanette …