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Rolling with the Punchlines

A Memoir
Narrated by: Urzila Carlson
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Written with her trademark deadpan humour, Urzila's memoir is full of great stories about both the big things in life and the little things. 

Urzila's accidental beginning in stand-up has led to an incredibly successful career in comedy, with regular gigs on television as well as sell-out shows in comedy festivals across New Zealand and Australia. 

But life hasn't always been a bundle of laughs. Urzila talks candidly about her childhood with a great family, apart from her abusive dad, and about growing up in South Africa. She shares crazy but true tales about her OE, her move to New Zealand, coming out, getting married and having children, and her life in comedy. 

This is a great listen from one of our most loved and most popular comedians. 

©2016 Urzila Carlson (P)2019 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Love Urzila

I loved Urzila's story. It's inspiring on so many levels--from learning about life in South Africa to starting a new life in NZ, the way she got into stand up, finding love and starting a family--and laugh out loud funny, which is just what I needed. Chapter 21. Oh my God 😂😂😂 I also cried in parts. It's a wonderful listen. You have to listen 🙌 thank you for sharing your story 🙏

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Loved it!

Funny, and held my attention. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book!

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surprisingly inspiring

I came for the comedy and stayed for the interesting and inspiring live story. Thoroughly enjoyed the content and the performance.

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Rolling from start to finish

I have never been so invested in an audiobook before. I was laughing 2 minutes in and laughed most of the way through. This book is as heartfelt as Urzila is funny - EXTREMELY.

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An emototional rollercoaster

I’ve loved Urzila Carlson’s work for awhile now, but hearing her story of how she got to where she is makes me have even more admiration and perhaps even adoration for her, this woman has so much heart, hearing her tell it in her own voice was the cream on the cake, making me literally laugh out loud in many places. and even bringing a tear to my eye in a few too, I’m disappointed I’ve finished it now, particularly if it’s going to be the only one of its kind.

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Loved it

great story funny and sad bits fantastic delivery even with the funny accent. Can't wait to see her live

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Loved it

Loved this audio book, so down to earth and I really appreciate your sense of humour and honesty , you're the best x

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Would recommend this book

I loved every minute of the book and laugh a lot. Would recommend this book

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Love her!

A lot of great laughs, some unexpected emotional moments. Love that she has narrated herself.

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Love hearing this woman’s story

I find Urzila quite funny and I really enjoyed getting to know her more through this book. Totally worth it!