Fear of Hat Loss in Las Vegas
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Fear of Hat Loss in Las Vegas

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In early October 2004, Brendon Burns - a delusional, god-fearing, drug addict, manic depressive and award-winning comedian - has a vision of happiness. He imagines himself sitting with two friends in a convertible in the middle of a desert, and for once he feels totally in control of his life. With the (slightly inebriated) voices in his head assuring him that he can recreate this perfect moment, he clearly has no choice but to gather the troops and head out to the US of A in pursuit his dream... Fear of Hat Loss in Las Vegas is the true story of four men - Brendon and his friends Barry Castagnola (the everyman), Paul Provenza (an Italian New Yorker, devout atheist, actor and movie director), and Keith (Barry's dad and best friend) - and their search for happiness and redemption in the heart of the Nevada desert. Demented, depraved, dangerously addictive and yet with a deep heart, soul and spirit, it is a tale of debauchery, mushrooms, fate, hookers, coincidence, stand-up comedy, aliens, Vegas and, ultimately, friendship. Rude, insane, in your face (and off their faces), it is the story of the perfect road trip. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - unless of course it's really funny. Then Brendon will write a f**king book about it...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 299.37g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552775517
  • 9780552775519
  • 1,098,362

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"Gutsy, poignant potty-mouthed comedy that'll heal your heart but break your funny-bone" * Metro * "Just occasionally a comedy show is so good it is like falling in love. Long live Brendon Burns" * The Scotsman * "Demented brilliance" * The Sunday Times *show more

About Brendon Burns

Brendon Burns was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1971. He began his TV career on The 11 O'clock Show and has since been seen on Comedy Cuts, Stand Up for the Week and The Green Rooms with Paul Provenza. In 2007 he won the Academy Award of live comedy in Edinburgh, the if.com (formerly the Perrier). Critically acclaimed, world-renowned and highly respected Burns is an outspoken writer, actor, comedian, playwright and now author. He has recorded two live DVDs, Sober not Clean and I Suppose this is Offensive Now but this is his first book. Excited? We are.show more

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"Demented brilliance"show more

Back cover copy

In early October 2004, Brendon Burns - a delusional, god-fearing, drug addict, manic depressive and award-winning comedian - has a vision of happiness. He imagines himself sitting with two friends in a convertible in the middle of a desert, and for once he feels totally in control of his life. With the (slightly inebriated) voices in his head assuring him that he can recreate this perfect moment, he clearly has no choice but to gather the troops and head out to the US of A in pursuit his dream... Fear of Hat Loss in Las Vegas is the true story of four men - Brendon and his friends Barry Castagnola (the everyman), Paul Provenza (an Italian New Yorker, devout atheist, actor and movie director), and Keith (Barry's dad and best friend) - and their search for happiness and redemption in the heart of the Nevada desert. Demented, depraved, dangerously addictive and yet with a deep heart, soul and spirit, it is a tale of debauchery, mushrooms, fate, hookers, coincidence, stand-up comedy, aliens, Vegas and, ultimately, friendship. Rude, insane, in your face (and off their faces), it is the story of the perfect road trip. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - unless of course it's really funny. Then Brendon will write a f**king book about it...show more

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