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Brenda Monk is a true stand up by her very nature it is under her skin; itching and bubbling She is addicted to the feeling of being on stage looking out at expectant up turned mouths waiting for the first laugh to hit A first laugh that will not happen unless she creates it But Brenda is clueless The on off girlfriend of a prolific comedian it is on. Well they say write about what you know and Katy Brand sure knows about the comedy circuitIn many ways this reminded me of The Singer by Cathi Unsworth There is a lot of fun in trying to guess who the characters are based on in both books Here we have the full range of comedians from aggressive antipodeans to angry feminists to the bitter jobbers who have never got beyond the club circuitBrenda is a rather wet girlfriend of a top comedian who bases his entire set on their relationship Brenda doesn t seem to mind too much but through a mentor a female comedian who hates her boyfriend she decides to uit her journalist job her relationship and give stand up a goSo we have it warts and all from the nervous five minute sets to her gradual gaining of confidence to become proficient enough in her art to double up with her former boyfriend and do a His and Hers double actMost of it works very well she captures what it must be like in the green room before gigs and why comedians are mainly mental There is some decent advice for would be comicspresenters the main one being Acknowledge the roomBrenda herself is not the most likeable of characters but it kind of works in a Bridget Jones all warts are revealed style337 pages and its struggles a little to successfully wrap up but all in all recommended to anyone with an interest in live comedy

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Brenda Monk is Funny

R wondering what we all wonder from time to time am I funny A book as much about the thrill of performance as it is about what goes on when the microphone is switched off Brenda Monk is Funny is a blackly humourous and devastatingly candid snapshot of the reality the brutality and fragility of the comedy industry from an exciting new voice in fiction. It was ok just didn t relate or believe in any of the characters really and the name Brenda put me off from the start

Katy Brand ↠ 9 SUMMARY

Ly after she realises his best stage material consists of recycled versions of her own restless smart arsed energy that she begins to wonder whether she might be better off keeping her jokes for herself and so she finds herself making her very first walk to the mark on stage in front of a bare brick wall with just a spotlight and a PA system for cove. A disappointing book It was interesting to read for a flavour of what it s really like starting out as a stand up comedian but as a novel there was no conflict or jeopardy just a straight account of what happened Sufficiently interesting for me to finish it but I never picked it up with that tantalising frisson of what s going to happen next No twists or turns just a straight path


10 thoughts on “Brenda Monk is Funny

  1. says:

    Well they say write about what you know and Katy Brand sure knows about the comedy circuitIn many ways this reminded me of The Singer by Cathi Unsworth There is a lot of fun in trying to guess who the characters are based on in both books Here we have the full range of comedians from aggressive antipodeans to angry feminists to the bitter jobbers who have never got beyond the club circuitBrenda is a rather wet girlfriend of a top comedia

  2. says:

    There may be people who think Brenda Monk is funny although based on the snippets from her stand up routine I am definitely not one of those people but this book was neither funny nor interesting It was in fact a sort of bizarre plough on regardless charting of Brenda's attempt to become a stand up comic But there was no wit no warmth It was almost like a report The characters were mostly flat and one dimensional I didn't care ab

  3. says:

    Great read It's a girl discovers her strengthher talentherself story but in a fresh environment that's contemporary and suitable for the whole point of it I also bought it at the Edinburgh International Book Festival so it's all full

  4. says:

    Very readable and at times amusing An interesting insight into the rather nasty world of stand up comedy Well written Not e

  5. says:

    I was initially disappointed because I thought it would be funny It's ABOUT comedy and once you realise that it

  6. says:

    A disappointing book It was interesting to read for a flavour of what it's really like starting out as a stand up comedian but as a novel there was no conflict or jeopardy just a straight account of what happened Sufficiently interesting for me to finish it but I never picked it up with that tantalising frisson of 'what's going to happen next?' No twists or turns just a straight path

  7. says:

    Very compelling I read it uickly wanting to know how things would pan out for Brenda You really find yourself wanting her to succeed A bit of wish fulfilment and romance but no standard romcom here Also some fun background for those interested in the UK stand up comedy scene

  8. says:

    But this book wasn’t

  9. says:

    It was ok just didn't relate or believe in any of the characters really and the name Brenda put me off from the start

  10. says:

    I enjoyed it but I found the shifting sands of tone a bit StrangeI would definitely read another book by Katy Brand

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