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This is an auction for THE YEARS BEFORE MY DEATH: MEMORIES OF A COMIC LIFE by David McPhail.

"Renowned and much loved actor-director and comedy show writer David McPhail recounts his early life and what led him to pioneer the satirical TV programmes (including A Week of It and McPhail and Gadsby) for which he is famous, what drove him to perform comedy, and what was behind his desire to make us laugh. He tells of his creative friendships with the likes of A.K. Grant, Bruce Ansley and Jon Gadsby; his encounters with former Prime Minister Robert Muldoon, the comic genius Dudley Moore, and the television networks of the day. As one would expect, every anecdote is told with insight, perfect timing and a glint in the eye."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David McPhail QSM is one of New Zealand's best known comedy actors. For the past 30 years, he has written and appeared in a wide variety of New Zealand television programmes including, 'A Week of It', 'McPhail and Gadsby', and 'Letters to Blanchy', He has been named both Actor of the Year and Television Personality of the Year on two occasions. David now works at The Court Theatre in Christchurch both as an actor and director. He's currently a columnist for the Press in Christchurch and is an articulate and witty speaker, debater and professional MC.

Large format (trade) paperback 2010.

261 pages + photographs.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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