Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye of Chris Morris by Lucian Randall

Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye of Chris Morris by Lucian Randall

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A brilliant insight into the life and work of one of our most celebrated and vilified satirists, Chris Morris.

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The Sun newspaper asked if Chris Morris's July 2001 Brass Eye Special on paedophilia was 'the sickest TV ever?' It was certainly the most controversial, though Morris's uncompromising style of comedy meant he was rarely far from trouble. Morris first came to national prominence at the heart of a group of virtually unknown comedians which included Armando Iannucci, Patrick Marber, Stewart Lee and Richard Herring, and Steve Coogan. Disgusting Bliss follows them from their 1991 news satire On the Hour, later reinvented as the equally successful The Day Today, and examines the mysterious, anarchic figure of Morris, whose total avoidance of celebrity left a gap filled by a kind of mythology, while the fury of his work polarised opinion and prompted government ministers to threaten to ban him. Drawing on exclusive new interviews and original research, Disgusting Bliss paints a compelling portrait of Chris Morris from childhood to the height of the storm he created in taking on the media industry in which he worked.

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SKU GOR002790317
Title Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye of Chris Morris
Author By (author) Lucian Randall
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 184739180X
ISBN 13 9781847391803
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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The Sun newspaper asked if Chris Morris's July 2001 Brass Eye Special on paedophilia was 'the sickest TV ever?' It was certainly the most controversial, though Morris's uncompromising style of comedy meant he was rarely far from trouble. Morris first came to national prominence at the heart of a group of virtually unknown comedians which included Armando Iannucci, Patrick Marber, Stewart Lee and Richard Herring, and Steve Coogan. Disgusting Bliss follows them from their 1991 news satire On the Hour, later reinvented as the equally successful The Day Today, and examines the mysterious, anarchic figure of Morris, whose total avoidance of celebrity left a gap filled by a kind of mythology, while the fury of his work polarised opinion and prompted government ministers to threaten to ban him. Drawing on exclusive new interviews and original research, Disgusting Bliss paints a compelling portrait of Chris Morris from childhood to the height of the storm he created in taking on the media industry in which he worked.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002790317
Title Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye of Chris Morris
Author By (author) Lucian Randall
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 184739180X
ISBN 13 9781847391803
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.