Bookshelfie: London Hughes

Season 6, Episode 15,   Sep 27, 2023, 10:59 PM

Comedian London Hughes joins Vick from LA to discuss her new memoir, how she tried to climb into a TV set aged five and why she’s found greater success in America than the UK.

London is a stand up comedian, TV writer,  presenter and now a rising star in Hollywood. You may have seen her as a guest on numerous TV panel shows, or in her Netflix special To Catch a Dick, which was based on her critically acclaimed Edinburgh show of the same name. 

London’s refreshingly outspoken attitude to her sexuality paired with her confidence, exuberance and wit have earned her the respect of American comedy A-Listers Kevin Hart and Dave Chapelle. But it hasn’t been an easy journey.  In her hilarious memoir, Living my Best Life, Hun, which has just been published,  London catalogues the bullying she experienced throughout education and the many setbacks she’s faced on her journey to stardom as a fearless black female voice in an overwhelmingly white male industry.  

London’s book choices are:
** The Bed and Breakfast Star by Jacqueline Wilson
**  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
** Ugly by Constance Briscoe
** The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
** You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season six of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.

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