A collection of compiled reading lists by some of the world’s most successful performers.

alun cochrane

Alun Cochrane: Changed By Books

Comedians, Movies & TV

Alun Cochrane is a comedian who burst on to the scene by being nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the Perrier Awards for his first Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, My Favourite Words in My Best Stories, in 2004. He…

ed Stafford

Ed Stafford: Seeker Of Truth

Movies & TV

On the 9th August 2010, Ed Stafford walked into the Guinness Book of Records after becoming the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River. Sir Ranulph Fiennes described his expedition as being “truly extraordinary… in the top…

best books for aspiring comedians

Best Books For Aspiring Comedians


As a lover of stand-up comedy, I always love interviewing awesome comedians to learn which books have inspired their journey.  Standing up on that stage, tasked with creating laughter is a daunting prospect that would make most run a mile….