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Jack Dee book "Thanks For Nothing",hardback.£1 @ Poundland.
Jack Dee book "Thanks For Nothing",hardback.£1 @ Poundland.

Jack Dee book "Thanks For Nothing",hardback.£1 @ Poundland.

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Read 50 or so pages and have found it very funny.Well worth a quid (but not the £20 of its rrp).
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The only joke in this book is its RRP label.

Ok, that was terrible. I love Jack Dee.

Thought this was a great read, definitely worth a quid.

can't stand him

cold

He is great, quality in Lead Baloon!
^l

lol HEAT
Edited by: "$ADZ$" 9th Jun 2011

He is amazing in Lead Balloon

This is a n absolutely fantastic read and a total bargain at a quid. Seriously, even the acknowledgements at the front had me in stitches.

Went on holiday last year and read this book. This must be the only book i have ever read fully, apart from the **** books in gcse enlgish.

Great read, hot.

Enlgish lol

Stokes

Went on holiday last year and read this book. This must be the only book … Went on holiday last year and read this book. This must be the only book i have ever read fully, apart from the **** books in gcse enlgish.Great read, hot.



Should of paid more attention in class oO

Congrats for noticing a typo.

Ruscoe21

Should of paid more attention in class oO


So should you, it's 'should have', not 'should of'.

Well worth £1, paid close to £10 for it myself. Was pleased with that price too.

I think that possibly the grammar police on here should HAVE paid more attention in English class too.

it was a typo.... please get over it

billposters

I think that possibly the grammar police on here should HAVE paid more … I think that possibly the grammar police on here should HAVE paid more attention in English class too. it was a typo.... please get over it



With an avatar like yours, no one's gonna argue.

Ruscoe21

He is amazing in Lead Balloon



I think Jack Dee is great and he was the first comedian I saw live, sometime in the early 90's and he's still great now doing standup. Lead Balloon though is a embarrassingly bad rip off of the vastly superior Curb Your Enthusiasm. Jack Dee should hang his head in shame for such a blatant and **** poor copy.

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inspiral

This is a n absolutely fantastic read and a total bargain at a quid. … This is a n absolutely fantastic read and a total bargain at a quid. Seriously, even the acknowledgements at the front had me in stitches.



I like the bloke but was never a massive fan...even had to think twice about buying this for a quid,but once i'd read the dust cover notes I knew it would be worth my hard earned money.A bit like his alarm clock

Just because it's in the same genre and a similar type of comedy doesn't mean it is a copy. He will have been influenced by CYE when writing much in the same way Larry David was influenced by numerous programmes he is a fan of too. Plenty different enough in Lead Balloon, different characters, storyline and plot. I am a fan of both, yes CYE is superior but Lead Balloon is also very good.

Voted hot, also bought this for £1 in Poundland.

pompeyjabba

Just because it's in the same genre and a similar type of comedy doesn't … Just because it's in the same genre and a similar type of comedy doesn't mean it is a copy. He will have been influenced by CYE when writing much in the same way Larry David was influenced by numerous programmes he is a fan of too. Plenty different enough in Lead Balloon, different characters, storyline and plot. I am a fan of both, yes CYE is superior but Lead Balloon is also very good.Voted hot, also bought this for £1 in Poundland.



I can't think of another show where a comic plays a dark version of himself in what is a exact same situation......its a copy in my book.

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If I can find this in my local store for a quid you'll have made my day. Thanks OP!!

very good read.

beastman

I can't think of another show where a comic plays a dark version of … I can't think of another show where a comic plays a dark version of himself in what is a exact same situation......its a copy in my book.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/content/images/2008/02/21/hancockreal396_396x222.jpg

burky69



a copy of an old idea then? - I don't mind someone copying an idea as that happens all the time - its when it's a rank bad copy I mind.

Payed £4 for a paperback copy of this book and loved it! Brilliant read. Even the introduction & index had me laughing. Well worth a read if you're a fan of comedy & Jack Dee! Hot!

A clearout of his book at Poundland is exactly the sort of thing that would happen to his character in a Lead Balloon storyline!

Great read, really funny. Absolute steal at £1

beastman

I think Jack Dee is great and he was the first comedian I saw live, … I think Jack Dee is great and he was the first comedian I saw live, sometime in the early 90's and he's still great now doing standup. Lead Balloon though is a embarrassingly bad rip off of the vastly superior Curb Your Enthusiasm. Jack Dee should hang his head in shame for such a blatant and **** poor copy.



I've never seen CYE, but English sitcoms are always vastly superior to US ones because English audiences are more intelligent and discenring.

UncleWilly

I've never seen CYE, but English sitcoms are always vastly superior to US … I've never seen CYE, but English sitcoms are always vastly superior to US ones because English audiences are more intelligent and discenring.


That's a load of nonsense.

Watch Curb, a superb comedy.

beastman

I can't think of another show where a comic plays a dark version of … I can't think of another show where a comic plays a dark version of himself in what is a exact same situation......its a copy in my book.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/dee-writes-bbcs-answer-to-curb-your-enthusiasm-524558.html



So basically what you are saying there is only room for one comedy where a man plays a dark version of himself? What about what influenced Larry David and the rise of satirical comedy? I think it's good that ideas are developed even where they are strongly influenced by other shows otherwise we wouldn't have Lead Balloon or Curb your Enthusiasm.

pompeyjabba

So basically what you are saying there is only room for one comedy where … So basically what you are saying there is only room for one comedy where a man plays a dark version of himself? What about what influenced Larry David and the rise of satirical comedy? I think it's good that ideas are developed even where they are strongly influenced by other shows otherwise we wouldn't have Lead Balloon or Curb your Enthusiasm.



No the point was it was a BAD copy. Copying is fine but not when its rank bad. Lead Balloon v Curb is a little like comparing Cognac v Netto cheap Brandy.
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