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Becoming Johnny Vegas
Author: Johnny Vegas

ISBN: 9780007382729
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 26 September 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.5
'I've been Johnny Vegas so long now. I just want to go back to where I came from and try to find out exactly where I got him.' Johnny Vegas: Who is Johnny Vegas? He became a household name as the unkempt, endearing sidekick of Monkey in the PG Tips adverts. But as his revelatory autobiography shows, Johnny's true genesis took place years before then.

As Michael Pennington, a normal guy from St Helens, began to achieve success on the stand-up circuit, increasingly positive reviews and increasingly drunken binges spawned a stage persona - Johnny Vegas - and began to feed his insatiable appetite. Today, the host body he inhabits - still that of Michael Pennington - has long since succumbed to complete subordination. It was Johnny Vegas that dragged Michael to stardom, characteristically flipping the V to authority and snobbery along the way. Now a household name for his notoriously brazen comedy, winning the 1997 Perrier Award in Edinburgh, host of sell-out stand-up shows and TV star of Benidorm and Ideal, Vegas has achieved everything that Michael never could.

This is the story of how it happened. How the young Michael first dreamed of stardom, how...

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