From one of Britain's most popular and prolific comedians come the candid and hilarious story of his formative years in working-class Essex - and how growing up in the shadow of a dominant 'silverback' father has left its imprint on him as a man and as a father himself. 'My Dad, Dave, the steroid using doorman, the metal-bending bodybuilder from Barking in Essex, clutched his chest and dropped down dead in September 2003. For me, that was the moment I went from child to man. It shook up everything. It was the day I began my big boy life.'