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Johnny will be at the Hay Literary Festival on Friday 23rd May and the Dublin Writer’s Festival on Sunday 25th May

Becoming Johnny Vegas – Paperback

The paperback version of Johnny’s autobiography – Becoming Johnny Vegas is out now in all good bookshops.

Available here on Amazon

‘…book’s fabulous, buy it!’ Paul O’Grady

‘Extraordinary. A truly unusual showbiz memoir.’ Mark Lawson, Front Row, BBC Radio 4

‘A compelling tale of self-loathing, bristling with anger and bitterness, it’s till manages to be very funny and hold out hope of redemption.’ Daily Telegraph

‘It’s funny and a bit horrifying – with, at its best in the early sections, an almost Alan Bennettish feel for bathos.’ The Best Memoirs of 2013, The Guardian

‘A characteristically in-yer-face narrative of how Michael Pennington became Johnny Vegas.’ The Independent

‘Reads like a novel.’ The Guardian

Johnny will be making appearances on the following shows:

Jonathan Ross on Saturday 9 November on ITV1 @ 9.35pm
Radcliffe and Maconie on Monday 11 November on BBC6 Music @ 2.30pm
Paul O’Grady on Wednesday 13 November on ITV1 @ 5.00pm
This Morning on Thursday 14 November on ITV1 @ 10.30am

What a fantastic night at St.Helens Town Hall. Thanks again to everyone involved. Greatly appreciated seeing so many people there :-)

In conversation with….

Woolyback Productions in association with Wardleworths presents –  Frank Cottrell Boyce in conversation with Michael Pennington discussing his new autobiography Becoming Johnny Vegas.

Monday 4th November 7:30pm
St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square, WA10 1HP.

Tickets are priced £20* available in person from Wardleworths, 33 Westfield St, St Helens WA10 1QA or over the phone – 01744 737713.

*Tickets include an individual hardback copy of the book, a book signing session on the night and a complimentary Pimmies pie. What more could you want?

Stuff you can buy

Ideal – Series 5

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Johnny Vegas – Who’s Ready For Ice Cream?

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Ideal: Complete Series 1 – 7 Box Set

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