Young Ones’ psychopathic metalhead turned national treasure Ade Edmondson’s coming to Hungerford
Emerging from the glorious anarchic days of psychopathic metalhead medical student Vyvyan Basterd in The Young Ones, 40 something years ago, Adrian Edmondson has now become something of a National Treasure. And he’s coming to Hungerford.
The busy actor, comedian and writer has had some time freed-up in his schedule and will be visiting Hungerford Bookshop to sign copies of his new bestselling biography Berserker! from 1pm-2pm on Saturday December 16.
Ade smashed onto the comedy circuit in the 1980s, stormed The Comedy Store and, alongside Rik Mayall, brought anarchy to stage and screen. How did a child brought up in a strict Methodist household – and who spent his formative years incarcerated in repressive boarding schools – end up joining the revolution? Well, he is part Norse. Could it be his ‘berserker’ heritage?
The instant Sunday Times bestseller and Financial Times Best Audio of 2023. Berserker! romps through Ade’s colourful life, from those brutal schooldays to 80s anarchy, through The Young Ones, Bottom and beyond. It is the one-of-a-kind, fascinating memoir from an icon of British comedy, that prompted journalist and broadcaster Caitlin Moran to write: 'Everything Adrian Edmondson writes about makes you love him desperately'.
Comedian Miles Jupp said: 'This is a bloody good book. Lots of people live interesting lives, but very few people can write genuinely interesting books about those lives. Adrian Edmondson has done both. It is incredibly funny, but it is also a lot, lot more than that.’