James Acaster's Classic Scrapes

James Acaster s Classic Scrapes James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime time TV shows like MOCK THE WEEK LIVE AT THE APOLLO and RUSSELL HOWARD S STAND UP CENTRAL But behi

  • Title: James Acaster's Classic Scrapes
  • Author: James Acaster
  • ISBN: 1472247183
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
  • James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime time TV shows like MOCK THE WEEK, LIVE AT THE APOLLO and RUSSELL HOWARD S STAND UP CENTRAL.But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble Whether it s disappointing a skydiving instructor mid flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime time TV shows like MOCK THE WEEK, LIVE AT THE APOLLO and RUSSELL HOWARD S STAND UP CENTRAL.But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble Whether it s disappointing a skydiving instructor mid flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress, or annoying the Kettering Board Games club, a didgeridoo playing conspiracy theorist and some bemused Christians, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself.Appearing on Josh Widdicombe s radio show to recount these stories, the feature was christened James Acaster s classic scrapes Here, in his first book, James recounts these tales including never before heard stories along with self penned drawings, in all their glorious stupidity Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 320 pages Expected publication February 19th 2019 by Headline More Details ISBN 1472247183 ISBN13 9781472247186 Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about James Acasters Classic Scrapes, please sign up

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stomach hurt and I was filled with glee the entire time When happy tears of laughter are blurring your vision, you just can t read I want to grab the audible version even though I rarely listen to books on tape especially if I ve already read them this is an exception because I know it will be so good.I don t think I can handle hearing the Humpty Dumpty chapter again though, because it nearly killed me the first time and I had really embarrassing, loud, ugly giggles going on but I m already smiling just thinking about hearing James say That egg man so I probably will flag 10 likesLike see review Apr 20, 2018 Tony rated it really liked it Wonderful Unlike many others who have praised this, I couldn t read it in a day In fact, it took me considerably longer I found that if I savoured it and dipped in , it seemed so much funnier.He insists all in here is exactly how it happened and I d like to think that s true My memory wouldn t be able to pull that much detail from childhood though Worth a read flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 09, 2017 Georgina Merry rated it liked it review of another edition Audio book review Having laughed my head off at Acaster s quirky humour when he s appeared on panel shows, I began this book with high expectations Overall, I m mildly disappointed There weren t nearly as many laugh out loud moments as I d anticipated, and although his scrapes are interesting and somewhat daft, I genuinely couldn t care less This quasi memoir gives us clear insight to Acaster s life He seems like a genuinly good bloke, and there were some funny moments, just not enough f Audio book review Having laughed my head off at Acaster s quirky humour when he s appeared on panel shows, I began this book with high expectations Overall, I m mildly disappointed There weren t nearly as many laugh out loud moments as I d anticipated, and although his scrapes are interesting and somewhat daft, I genuinely couldn t care less This quasi memoir gives us clear insight to Acaster s life He seems like a genuinly good bloke, and there were some funny moments, just not enough for my liking Maybe it s me I mean, I liked it, but in much the same way as I d like watching a repeat of The Simpsons I ve seen a hundred times because there s nothing else on but the news It s pretty good, I just didn t think it was great flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 10, 2018 Don Jimmy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Loved it Highly recommended flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 03, 2018 Luke Burrage rated it it was amazing Shelves audio book, non fiction I think my favourite comedian memoir I ve read so far Maybe because so many of the classic scrapes are so close to stories of my own I just could never tell those stories in such a funny way flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 27, 2019 Elin rated it really liked it Shelves biography, humor, non fiction james acaster is an absolute legend, every decision he makes in this book is simultaneously the smartest and the stupidest thing i ve ever heard lmao every single story was hilarious i laughed out loud so many times and each story even ridiculous than the last i am now going to go listen to him recount the cabbage story on josh s radio show bc that s how much i loved this flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Rick Burin rated it really liked it I laughed out loud on the first page, and carried on in a similar vein from there This succession of stories about Acaster messing stuff up, often in spectacular fashion, is inevitably uneven but frequently painfully funny The story about the singer in his nu metal band is genuinely one of the funniest things I have ever read it made me cry with laughter on a train and Fell Foot Sound and Cabadging are both classics, though there s at least one great joke in even the most minor scrapes, I laughed out loud on the first page, and carried on in a similar vein from there This succession of stories about Acaster messing stuff up, often in spectacular fashion, is inevitably uneven but frequently painfully funny The story about the singer in his nu metal band is genuinely one of the funniest things I have ever read it made me cry with laughter on a train and Fell Foot Sound and Cabadging are both classics, though there s at least one great joke in even the most minor scrapes, and the cumulative effect with most of them littered with callbacks is joyous.Though the efforts to segue from one tale to the next are a little laboured, and Acaster s written voice isn t always as striking as the one he employs in stand up I think because it shouldn t just be the same, even if sharing that sublime deadpan incredulity , now and then he ll throw in something moving or profound Mostly though it s just very, very funny, which is really what you want from a comedy book I haven t laughed this hard at a book in a couple of years flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 25, 2018 Tess rated it it was amazing Listened to this on audiobook and laughed SO HARD Then I cabaged my sister for Christmas flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 25, 2018 Elena Orde rated it it was amazing Ive just written 7 reviews in a row and am fresh out of witty or intelligent thoughts This book is very funny, I love James acaster and his incredibly unique comic voice, you should read it And also watch Repertoire on Netflix flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 03, 2017 Rob Frampton rated it liked it I like James Acaster He has a unique style and a quirkiness that sets him aside from the punsters and the do you remember Spangles standups Unfortunately what makes him a funny performer hasn t translated too well to the printed page Anecdotes too feel both forced and long winded and often fatally just not funny I haven t heard the radio shows from which these tales derive, but it does feel at times as if the book is an unedited transliteration and maybe a bit of judicious editing would ha I like James Acaster He has a unique style and a quirkiness that sets him aside from the punsters and the do you remember Spangles standups Unfortunately what makes him a funny performer hasn t translated too well to the printed page Anecdotes too feel both forced and long winded and often fatally just not funny I haven t heard the radio shows from which these tales derive, but it does feel at times as if the book is an unedited transliteration and maybe a bit of judicious editing would have heightened the impact of tales that probably come alive in a club or theatre flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 29, 2017 Sarah Tipper rated it it was amazing This is such a great book Acaster s stories are wonderful The one with the punchline of Here s your Banbury cake made me laugh out loud I love it so much I m considering visiting Banbury and seeing if I can recreate it Acaster describes nu metal perfectly and he has amused me greatly If you were a bit awkward in your younger years this book will make you smile with relief that you weren t as awkward as Acaster and if you were, I d like to read your book flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 26, 2018 steph bookplaits rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves read in 2018 I really wanted to laugh out loud at this, but sadly I didn t I ve been loving his stand up comedy recently I have rewatched clips on YouTube several times and Repertoire on Netflix is great , so I thought I d try this book I do think it works very well as an audiobook, but apparently hearing him speak isn t enough for me I need to see him as well for me to find the stories funny There are a few tales I was familiar with because I ve seen him tell them on panel shows, etc and they are I really wanted to laugh out loud at this, but sadly I didn t I ve been loving his stand up comedy recently I have rewatched clips on YouTube several times and Repertoire on Netflix is great , so I thought I d try this book I do think it works very well as an audiobook, but apparently hearing him speak isn t enough for me I need to see him as well for me to find the stories funny There are a few tales I was familiar with because I ve seen him tell them on panel shows, etc and they are hilarious there but only brought a smile to my face in the book, perhaps because they were already familiar Fingers crossed I can get tickets to see one of his shows next year though flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 12, 2018 Fern Love rated it it was amazing This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here James Acaster is one of my favourite comedians.I loved this book and would advise people to listen to the audio version narrated by James Acaster himself to fully appreciate his telling I love his dry delivery and slightly bizarre life From crashing three cars, HE WROTE OFF THREE CARS to skydiving for Age Concern to trying to collect all the W s It was weirdly funny from start to finish flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 04, 2017 caitlin rated it it was amazing i read this in less than a day, laughing to the point of tears so much that it was physically painful highlights the skydiving story, the alistair story, the alcatraz story, and far and away my favourite, the red dress story, which i involuntarily thought about at work and laughed silently and maniacally flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 30, 2018 Rob Bick rated it it was amazing i d already heard a lot of the scrapes but did nearly drown listening to the one about the comedy gig at the music festival I really hope he has stopped driving He is on the next series of taskmaster flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Daniel Durrance rated it it was amazing Apparently right this moment I have a bit of an obsession with James Acaster, and reading this I have found one of the only books I have laughed out loud to, alone, on my break at work That s what this does to you Enjoy flag 1 likeLike see review May 14, 2018 Adam rated it really liked it review of another edition Bloody funny I chuckled the whole way through Usually I race through books I m enjoying, but I had to ration myself to reading just a few scrapes per day so it wouldn t be over too fast Would recommend flag 1 likeLike see review May 27, 2018 Becca rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves ebook, own This is hilarious and you should read it Also check out James Live at the BBC and his special Repertoire on Netflix flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 05, 2017 Janine rated it really liked it One of the funniest books I ve read in ages James Acaster is either a madman or a genius I suspect the audiobook is even hilarious flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 27, 2017 Victoria Williamson rated it really liked it Shelves audio books bought Excellent Better as audiobook Read by Author which makes it a laugh out loud experience flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Hannah rated it liked it Shelves non fiction Pretty sure James Acaster exists on another surrealist plane adjacent to ours flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 05, 2019 Harry Bunting rated it it was amazing review of another edition I m going through a bit of a James acaster phase at the minute, he s one of my new favourite comedians This book made me laugh out loud a lot and makes me remember my own scrapes very fondly indeed flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 30, 2018 Kirstyclarke667gmail.Com rated it it was amazing Hilarious, have never laughed out loud to a book so much before and so for me it is the perfect book flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 18, 2017 David Brown rated it really liked it I already rate Acaster as the funniest man on the comedy circuit currently and this collection of bizarre and embarrassing situations he has got himself into raised many laughs Some of the scenarios were small fry but were turned into comic gold by Acaster s delightful turn of phrase and vivid imagination some were serious several car crashes along the way Although he hoped that there would be no embarrassing scrapes for him to enjoy we can only hope that he remains disaste I already rate Acaster as the funniest man on the comedy circuit currently and this collection of bizarre and embarrassing situations he has got himself into raised many laughs Some of the scenarios were small fry but were turned into comic gold by Acaster s delightful turn of phrase and vivid imagination some were serious several car crashes along the way Although he hoped that there would be no embarrassing scrapes for him to enjoy we can only hope that he remains disaster central, so that we can have a second volume flag 1 likeLike see review May 03, 2017 Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves read male Listened to the audiobook read by the authorJames Acaster is pretty much my favourite comedian and I listened to most of these stories originally when he told them on the Josh Widdicombe radio show which is why I think I didn t enjoy this book all that much I d already heard most of the stories and I think the stories were sometimes better on the radio with Josh and other people reacting to him telling the stories rather than him just reading them out loud There were a few embellishments to t Listened to the audiobook read by the authorJames Acaster is pretty much my favourite comedian and I listened to most of these stories originally when he told them on the Josh Widdicombe radio show which is why I think I didn t enjoy this book all that much I d already heard most of the stories and I think the stories were sometimes better on the radio with Josh and other people reacting to him telling the stories rather than him just reading them out loud There were a few embellishments to the stories and new bits and pieces which were good but I think if I wanted to hear some of these stories again I m pretty sure someone put them all on youtube anyway from the radio show so I d probably just go and listen to them on there Possibly this book is better for people who like James but haven t heard most of his scrapes before Listening to this was like listening to a friend tell a story that was funny the FIRST time you heard it to other friends while you just stand there pretending like you find it as funny as the first time you heard it Sorry James I still think you re great flag Like see review Mar 19, 2018 David Nelson rated it really liked it This isn t normally the kind of thing I d go for my only other forays into comedian s books are Frankie Boyle and Charlie Brooker s ones, and they weren t great, but I ended up really quite enjoying this Weirdly, Acaster s not even a stand up that I m a particular fan of it was just happy timing that I saw this on sale just after I listened to his ComComPod episode where he was talking about it I think the format of the book is what makes it so enjoyable aye, it s kind of auto biographal This isn t normally the kind of thing I d go for my only other forays into comedian s books are Frankie Boyle and Charlie Brooker s ones, and they weren t great, but I ended up really quite enjoying this Weirdly, Acaster s not even a stand up that I m a particular fan of it was just happy timing that I saw this on sale just after I listened to his ComComPod episode where he was talking about it I think the format of the book is what makes it so enjoyable aye, it s kind of auto biographal, in the sense that it s historical and personal, but every chapter is anchored around a scrape , which range from unusual to completely implausible, though he swears they re all true The writing itself is quite witty, with some funny observations and inner monologues, and loads of call backs, but the scrapes themselves are the stars Basically it s just a series of short, punchy, funny stories that form a loose narrative, and it was perfect to read in little bursts like on breaks at work flag Like see review Jun 09, 2018 Bojana rated it really liked it i always found james acaster funny, but he was not amongst my favourites and than, it just happened, bam i started to appreciate him funnily enough, similar thing happened with josh widdicombe but on a much stronger level , and it turnes out, he wrote the foreword and the scrapes were actually first featured on josh s radio show and, i learned from this book that josh was a jaggerbomb monster it was a slowish start for me, but then it got hilarious and i found myself doing this rare i always found james acaster funny, but he was not amongst my favourites and than, it just happened, bam i started to appreciate him funnily enough, similar thing happened with josh widdicombe but on a much stronger level , and it turnes out, he wrote the foreword and the scrapes were actually first featured on josh s radio show and, i learned from this book that josh was a jaggerbomb monster it was a slowish start for me, but then it got hilarious and i found myself doing this rare thing of actually laughing out loud i knew the red dress and cabaging stories from would i lie to you , and they were one of my favourite bits of this tv show after rhod gilbert he is a scrape legened , and i still laughed when i read them i never listened to an audio book and i actually regeret not buying that, because i am sure that listening to james talking would make it even awesome flag Like see review Aug 23, 2018 Michael Fuller rated it it was amazing review of another edition Yeah Netflix in the U.S for putting James Acaster s recently released collection of standup shows Repertoire All 4 hour long shows filmed for the purpose of linking them as one landed on Netflix and my brain has hardwired Acaster into a must see comic The general review is he s a bit of a combination of Dylan Moran s drunken surrealism and Stewart Lee s pedantry is about as bang on as you could ask Acaster s Classic Scrapes are his real life stories originally told on a radio program in Yeah Netflix in the U.S for putting James Acaster s recently released collection of standup shows Repertoire All 4 hour long shows filmed for the purpose of linking them as one landed on Netflix and my brain has hardwired Acaster into a must see comic The general review is he s a bit of a combination of Dylan Moran s drunken surrealism and Stewart Lee s pedantry is about as bang on as you could ask Acaster s Classic Scrapes are his real life stories originally told on a radio program in the UK, assembled into chronological order and read by the man himself The audiobook, especially comedian s books, are the way to go They wrote it and they know how the timing works Don t leave that your imagination And don t get cabbaged flag Like see review Jan 22, 2018 Chris Smowton rated it it was ok At the outset James notes he has a policy in both standup and this book never to embellish first person anecdotes Therefore, practically all the stories he tells here stumble to a disappointing close, because in real life people cut their losses and shuffle off home rather than double down for an abject humiliation killer punchline There s a couple of gems, but for the most part this is James alright ish blog in serialised form On the plus side it s very quick to read, being liberally padd At the outset James notes he has a policy in both standup and this book never to embellish first person anecdotes Therefore, practically all the stories he tells here stumble to a disappointing close, because in real life people cut their losses and shuffle off home rather than double down for an abject humiliation killer punchline There s a couple of gems, but for the most part this is James alright ish blog in serialised form On the plus side it s very quick to read, being liberally padded with large font, acres of white space and the occasional illustration Surprising since he s such a great standup comic, but I guess either the delivery is crucial, or his standup is less restricted in style and scope, or both flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    1. The only reason I didn t finish this the day I bought it is because I laughed so hard and so often reading it that it was an honest to jesus christ struggle to make progress My face hurt, my stomach hurt and I was filled with glee the entire time When happy tears of laughter are blurring your vision, you just can t read I want to grab the audible version even though I rarely listen to books on tape especially if I ve already read them this is an exception because I know it will be so good The on [...]


    2. Wonderful Unlike many others who have praised this, I couldn t read it in a day In fact, it took me considerably longer I found that if I savoured it and dipped in , it seemed so much funnier.He insists all in here is exactly how it happened and I d like to think that s true My memory wouldn t be able to pull that much detail from childhood though Worth a read


    3. Audio book review Having laughed my head off at Acaster s quirky humour when he s appeared on panel shows, I began this book with high expectations Overall, I m mildly disappointed There weren t nearly as many laugh out loud moments as I d anticipated, and although his scrapes are interesting and somewhat daft, I genuinely couldn t care less This quasi memoir gives us clear insight to Acaster s life He seems like a genuinly good bloke, and there were some funny moments, just not enough f Audio b [...]



    4. I think my favourite comedian memoir I ve read so far Maybe because so many of the classic scrapes are so close to stories of my own I just could never tell those stories in such a funny way


    5. james acaster is an absolute legend, every decision he makes in this book is simultaneously the smartest and the stupidest thing i ve ever heard lmao every single story was hilarious i laughed out loud so many times and each story even ridiculous than the last i am now going to go listen to him recount the cabbage story on josh s radio show bc that s how much i loved this


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