A Comedian’s Prayer Book. The title is a worry, isn’t it?… God is a tough audience as far as audible response is concerned, but at least you don’t have to explain the references.
In this collection of prayers, much-loved comedian, broadcaster and radio host Frank Skinner has tried to retain the bare candour of the rehearsal-room improvisation – to show what faith feels like, from the inside – but infused it with all the production values required to make it a passable public entertainment. In it are his convictions, his questions, his fears, his doubts, his elations – all presented in an eavesdropper-friendly form. Hell, Judgement, atheism, money, faith and the X-Men all feature: it’s a bit like reading the Bible, except you only get one side of the conversation, and all the jokes are left in.