Here's what you need to know about my first book.


'Double's book is perhaps the best introduction to the world of stand-up.'

  -Steve Bennett, Chortle

'Scrupulously researched, Stand-Up is a must for the devotee.'


-Arnold Brown, Scotland on Sunday

'Well written and researched'

-Paul Merton, Sunday Telegraph

'Part popular history, part practical how-to manual, it's an intelligent yet entertaining survey of the evolution of stand-up comedy, from music hall via working men's clubs to alternative comedy and beyond.'

-William Cook, Guardian Unlimited website

Stand-Up! On Being a Comedian was named as one of William Cook's 'Top 10 Books by comedians' on the Guardian website, and as one of 'Six of the best books about stand-up' by Chortle.

To order Stand-Up! On Being a Comedian from Amazon, click here.