Alanatomy: The Inside Story

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Alanatomy: The Inside Story

Alanatomy: The Inside Story

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Changing Ends is a brand-new autobiographical comedy for ITVX starring Alan Carr, made by the multi-award winning Baby Cow Productions (Chivalry, The Witchfinder, Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partridge). I don't think it's funny to shit on people with learning difficulties, or go on and on and on (for three pages, for example), about how they're 'simple', hindering your progress, bringing you down, and stopping you from integrating with other people.

When Eddie Izzard was a guest on Chatty Man and asked Carr when he came out of the closet, he replied that he was "never really in" and other children were already making fun of his camp behaviour when he was eight or nine years old. His mother, Christine (Nancy Sullivan), supports him all the way, but he has a more complicated relationship with his father, Graham (Shaun Dooley), a gruff man’s man who manages Northampton Town football club – languishing at the bottom of the fourth division.Carr, who is known for his talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man and his stand-up comedy, has often talked about growing up gay in the East Midlands, living at home with his former footballer father. I'd heartily recommend this to anyone who want's a light hearted heartwarming read and a bit of a giggle.

Recounting Carr's sexual awakenings, his daily battle with bullies and navigating the highs and lows of fourth division football, Changing Ends is "about school and family, Kevin Keegan and George Michael, and figuring out who you are when your family are Match Of The Day and you're a bit Miss Marple". I loved reading about how hard it is to break into professional stand up comedy and that if you're not sucesful you could be forever condemend to the likes of the comedy club and jongluers. Described as "a love letter to a time and a town where things weren’t always so inclusive" it recreates Carr's journey through adolescence and his experience as a gay teenager in the East Midlands against the backdrop of Thatcher's Britain.

The tension is in watching a child with Carr’s flamboyance unknowingly navigate the rampant homophobia of the 80s while his mother, Christine, fiercely beats away sneering neighbours. He further asserted that withdrawal symptoms are actually created by doubt and fear in the mind of the ex-smoker, and therefore that stopping smoking is not as traumatic as is commonly assumed, if that doubt and fear can be removed.

In comedy, he found a passion that had been lacking as he drifted through previous professions, feeding off an environment that accepted him for who he was.Carr, currently touring the UK with his Regional Trinket stand-up show, admitted his preference for Agatha Christie novels over football in a recent interview with Graham Norton. Celebrity endorsements include Richard Branson, Anthony Hopkins, Ashton Kutcher, Ellen DeGeneres, Nikki Glaser, Chrissie Hynde, Michael McIntyre, Pink, Jason Mraz, Charlotte Church and Hrithik Roshan which aids the organisation's efforts to expand commercially.

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