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Rolling with the punchlines : a memoir / Urzila Carlson.

By: Carlson, Urzila [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland : Allen & Unwin, 2016Description: 256 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877505638.Subject(s): Carlson, Urzila | Comedians -- New Zealand -- Biography | Comedians -- South Africa -- BiographyDDC classification: 792.7028092 Summary: Urzila talks candidly about her childhood with a great family, apart from her abusive dad, and growing up in South Africa. She shares crazy but true tales about her OE, her move to New Zealand, coming out, getting married and having children, and her life in comedy.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Chuckle, laugh and snigger along with Urzila in this fascinating memoir of a life in comedy.

Urzila talks candidly about her childhood with a great family, apart from her abusive dad, and growing up in South Africa. She shares crazy but true tales about her OE, her move to New Zealand, coming out, getting married and having children, and her life in comedy.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Prologue (p. 9)
  • The One About the Big Baby (p. 14)
  • The One About Happy Families (p. 26)
  • The One About Poor But happy (p. 36)
  • The One About School Being the Happiest Days of My Life (p. 45)
  • The One About My Ship Coming in (p. 56)
  • The One About My Normal Kidney (p. 65)
  • The Whole Apartheid Routine (p. 72)
  • The One About Out of Africa (p. 80)
  • The One About Me Taking Orders (p. 91)
  • Six South Africans, One Spaniard and the Welsh... (p. 102)
  • The One About Settling Right Back in (p. 111)
  • There's This Girl in a Closet, Right... (p. 116)
  • The One About Out of Africa All Over Again (p. 124)
  • The One About the Land of Milk and Honey (p. 137)
  • The One About the Break-Up (p. 148)
  • The One About Odd Jobs (p. 153)
  • The One About a Star is Born (p. 160)
  • Take My Wife - Please! (p. 165)
  • The One About Starting Out in comedy (p. 169)
  • The One About Waxing Lyrical (p. 176)
  • The One About the Mouse (p. 181)
  • The One About doing Anal (p. 186)
  • The One About the Little Screen (p. 191)
  • The One About Anti-Social Media (p. 197)
  • The One About John Minto Ending Apartheid (p. 207)
  • The One About the Bag Lady (p. 210)
  • There's These Two Lesbians Who Want to have a Baby... (p. 218)
  • The One About the Joy of Childbirth (p. 226)
  • The One About not Getting Married (p. 230)
  • The One About the Cake (p. 238)
  • The Unfunny One About Number Two (p. 242)
  • Epilogue (p. 249)