• Here Comes the Clown

  • A Stumble Through Show Business
  • By: Dom Joly
  • Narrated by: Dom Joly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 20-08-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (232 ratings)


In 2004 Dom Joly wrote a spoof autobiography called Look At Me, Look At Me. In Here Comes the Clown, he takes up the story of his life from 14 January 2000, when the very first episode of Trigger Happy TV aired on Channel 4 and everything changed for him. Suddenly he was famous; reality was weirder than any fiction he could conjure up.
This is the story of what happened next, through snippets of recollections from his adventures in show business....
Dom Joly is a British television comedian and journalist. He is the star of Trigger Happy TV, a hidden camera show that was sold to over 70 countries worldwide as well as World Shut Your Mouth for BBC1 and Dom Joly's Happy Hour, a spoof travel show for Sky One.
©2015 Dom Joly (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By mr on 23-08-15

Just wonderful... So honest and refreshingl

How can you not buy this , it's like sitting in a pub whilst Dom pours his heart out. Funny, totally engaging.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Binky on 14-09-15

Just Incredibly Good!

If you could sum up Here Comes the Clown in three words, what would they be?

Witty. Honest. Fascinating.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Dom, but also Sam's character. I felt for Stacey, Dom's wife.

Have you listened to any of Dom Joly’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I purchased "Look At Me, Look At Me" in fact I pre-ordered it.
I hated it and then took an instant dislike to the author, solely because I hadn't the intelligence to realise it was a spoof/satirical book.
I was wrong, Dom Joly is an extraordinarily clever chap, I grossly misunderstood the quirky humour in the book. I shall now revisit it with an open mind,

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Here Comes The Clown made me laugh, but I also empathised wiith the author.
This is simply a superb book,and beautifully narrated.
It's actually a brilliant story and I'd highly recommend it.
Really interesting info contained therein, who knew Dom schooled with Osama Bin Laden? Who knew such skullduggery existed in the world of show business?

Any additional comments?

FTR I've now publicly apologised to Dom Joly via Twitter, because I was wrong to make an assumption based on one book. It turns out he's actually very nice and has a great sense of fun, he's also a really good author.Buy this book, you won't be disappointed. 10/10

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