THIS TV funnyman is one of Britain’s biggest comedy stars – his debut stand-up DVD was the fastest selling of all time, and his second sold over 1.4 million copies to reach 2009 Christmas number one. His observational jokes have had people in stitches on a variety of topics, from the difference between football and rugby players to the unforgettable man drawer.

Now, he has penned a book describing just how he got there. In this remarkably honest and hilarious autobiography, Michael talks about his showbiz roots, his failure with the opposite sex, and his astonishing journey from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival, to selling half a million tickets on his last tour.

His story is interesting, frank, and above all funny, as one would expect. Fans of the comedy genius will love it.

(Four stars)