Sphere and Hachette Audio have signed comedian Miles Jupp to narrate The Shitshow – the latest book in the Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? series.
The former Radio 4 "The News Quiz" host and West End actor will pose “rage-inducing” questions of 2019 which are covered in the book. According to the publisher topics vary from “is Donald Trump a literary character?" to "do you need a smart toilet?”.
Editorial director Hannah Boursnell acquired world rights direct from the authors Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur in June. The Shitshow: An Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? Special will be published in hardback, e-book and audio on 31st October.
The publisher explained in June: “In The Shitshow, Alan and Steve will return to the bestselling Is It Just Me…? series for the first time since 2009. With their trademark sharp humour, Alan and Steve will tackle all that is absurd, irritating or rage-inducing in 2019. And what with Elon Musk, The Independent Group, people nailing dead crows to Chris Packham’s gate, Leavers, Remainers, the AI takeover, woke oneupmanship and the redundancy of dystopian fiction in an age when everything’s already been done, they’ve certainly got a lot to choose from.”
Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? was first published by Sphere in 2005 and has sold 370,000 copies through Bookscan, according to the publisher's latest figures.