Friday October 23, 2020

Amstell stands out from the crowd with memoir mash-up

NON-FICTION: Help, By Simon Amstell, Square Peg, €16.10

29th October, 2017
Simon Amstell, probably best known as the acerbic host of BBC’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks PIc: Getty

NON-FICTION: Help, By Simon Amstell, Square Peg, €16.10

If you know Simon Amstell mainly as the former host of Never Mind The Buzzcocks on BBC2, his stand-up routines will probably come as something of a surprise. On Buzzcocks, Amstell was waspish, sharp and often plain cruel: he caused Preston from The Ordinary Boys (remember Preston from The Ordinary Boys? No? Not to worry) to storm off the show by snarkily reading extracts from...

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