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Encyclopedia > Stewart Lee
Stewart Lee
Born
April 5, 1968
Occupation
Writer, comedian, television presenter, stand-up comedian
Career milestones
Fist of Fun (1993-1995)
This Morning With Richard Not Judy (1998-1999)
Jerry Springer: The Opera (2001-2005)
Official website
stewartlee.co.uk

Stewart Graham Lee (born April 5, 1968 in Shropshire, raised in Solihull) is an English stand-up comedian, writer and director probably best known for being one half of the 1990s comedy duo Lee and Herring, and for co-writing and directing the critically-acclaimed and controversial stage show Jerry Springer - The Opera. He grew up in Solihull in the West Midlands, where he attended Solihull School. He is married to fellow comic Bridget Christie [1]. Lee is an intelligent and educated comedian, whose material reflects his anti-religious and left-wing views, and his scepticism about the media. He is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association. As well as using material about his own appearance and character, he suffers from diverticulosis (and discusses the condition on stage) [2]. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who introduces or hosts television programmes. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... Fist of Fun was a popular British comedy television and radio programme, written by and starring Lee and Herring (the comedians Stewart Lee and Richard Herring). ... This Morning With Richard Not Judy or TMWRNJ was a British comedy television programme, written by and starring Lee and Herring (the comedians Stewart Lee and Richard Herring), made and broadcast by the BBC. Two series were broadcast in 1998 and 1999 on BBC2. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... , Solihull (IPA: , or ) is a large town in the West Midlands of England, with a population of 94,753. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the comedy duo. ... Lee and Herring are a British standup comedy double act consisting of the comedians Stewart Lee and Richard Herring. ... David Soul stars as Jerry Springer. ... , Solihull (IPA: , or ) is a large town in the West Midlands of England, with a population of 94,753. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... Solihull School is a British independent (public) day school in Solihull, West Midlands, England. ... The British Humanist Association is an organisation of the United Kingdom which promotes Humanism. ... Diverticulosis, otherwise known as diverticular disease, is the condition of having diverticula in the large colon which are outpocketings of the colonic mucosa and submucosa through weaknesses of muscle layers in the colon wall. ...

Contents

Career to 2000

While studying English at St Edmund Hall (University of Oxford) in the 1980s, he wrote and performed comedy in a revue group called "The Seven Raymonds" with Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Michael Cosgrave and Tim Richardson, but did not perform in the well-known Oxford Revue. College name St Edmund Hall Aula Sancti Edmundi Named after St Edmund of Abingdon Established 13th century, (c. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... A comic review troupe founded by various Oxford University undergraduates in 1987. ... Richard Herring performing his show Someone Likes Yoghurt at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, during the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Richard Keith Herring (born July 12, 1967) is a British comedian and writer formerly best known as part of Lee and Herring, a double act with Stewart Lee. ... The actress Emma Kennedy Emma Kennedy (born May 28, 1967 in Corby, Northamptonshire) is an English television presenter, actress and writer. ... Tim Richardson, author of Sweets: The History of Temptation, is the worlds first international confectionary historian. ... The Oxford Revue is a sketch comedy group featuring students from Oxford University. ...


He rose to greater prominence in 1990, winning the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hackney Empire New Act of the Year is a long-running annual competition run at the Hackney Empire theatre in London to encourage and promote new stand-up comedy talent. ...


With Richard Herring, Lee wrote material for BBC Radio 4's On The Hour (1991), which was anchored by Chris Morris and was notable for the first appearance of Steve Coogan's celebrated character, Alan Partridge, for which Lee and Herring wrote much early material. After a disagreement with the rest of the cast, On The Hour was released with all his and Herring's material edited out. In 1992 and 1993, he and Herring wrote and performed Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World for BBC Radio 4, before moving to BBC Radio 1, for one series of Fist of Fun (1993). This was followed by three series entitled Lee and Herring. These shows mixed sketches with live links and music, in a format that Radio 1 seemed to favour at the time (other classic examples of such include Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, and Simon Munnery in his guise as "Alan Parker: Urban Warrior"). Richard Herring performing his show Someone Likes Yoghurt at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, during the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Richard Keith Herring (born July 12, 1967) is a British comedian and writer formerly best known as part of Lee and Herring, a double act with Stewart Lee. ... old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... On The Hour double cassette cover featuring Chris Morris, 1992. ... Chris Morris (born September 5, 1965 in Bristol, England) is an English satirical comedian, writer, producer, director, actor and radio DJ. Morris began his career in radio before later moving into television. ... Stephen John Steve Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ... Information Gender Male Date of birth April 2, 1955 ) Occupation Radio and Television Broadcaster Portrayed by Steve Coogan Alan Gordon Partridge is a fictional television and radio presenter portrayed by English comedian Steve Coogan. ... A BBC Radio comedy series starring Stewart Lee and Richard Herring, and narrated by Tom Baker as the titular character, Lionel Nimrod, a comically exaggerated version of Baker himself. ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... Fist of Fun was a popular British comedy television and radio programme, written by and starring Lee and Herring (the comedians Stewart Lee and Richard Herring). ... Lee and Herring was a British radio series broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in 1994 and 1995, named after the comedy double act who hosted it, Lee and Herring. ... Chris Morris (born September 5, 1965 in Bristol, England) is an English satirical comedian, writer, producer, director, actor and radio DJ. Morris began his career in radio before later moving into television. ... Armando Iannucci (born 1964, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish comedian, satirist and radio producer. ... Simon Munnery, also known by his stagenames of Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium, is an English comedy writer and experimental standup comedian. ...


Fist of Fun moved to television for two BBC Two series, and was followed in 1998 by This Morning With Richard Not Judy, in a similar vein but notable for being broadcast live in a Sunday morning slot. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This Morning With Richard Not Judy or TMWRNJ was a British comedy television programme, written by and starring Lee and Herring (the comedians Stewart Lee and Richard Herring), made and broadcast by the BBC. Two series were broadcast in 1998 and 1999 on BBC2. ...


A change in BBC management after the second series of the latter effectively brought his partnership with Herring to an end (at least, for the time being). Throughout the late nineties he continued performing solo stand-up (something that has always been a mainstay of his career - even whilst in the double act with Herring) and has collaborated with, amongst others, Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding of The Mighty Boosh. Their first performance was as part of his Edinburgh show King Dong vs Moby Dick in which Barratt and Fielding played a giant penis and a whale. Julian Barratt Pettifer (born 4 May 1968) is an English comedian, musician, music producer and actor. ... Noel Fielding (born 21 May 1973 in Westminster, London) is an English comedian and actor, best known for his role as Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh. ... The Mighty Boosh is a British cult comedy about two friends who go on magical adventures. ...


Lee returned the favour by going on to direct their 1999 Edinburgh show, Arctic Boosh, which remains the template of all their live work.


He is noted for his diverse musical taste. He once said that the only band he liked that anyone else has heard of was R.E.M.. He has written music reviews a number of outlets including since 1995 The Sunday Times. He is also a regular presenter on, and patron of, Resonance FM 104.4. R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 by Bill Berry (drums), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Michael Stipe (vocals). ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... logo Resonance 104. ...


Career 2000-2004

In 2001, Lee published his first novel, The Perfect Fool. It attracted a degree of critical acclaim as a debut novel,[citation needed] but this was not matched in sales figures.


In the same year he performed Pea Green Boat, a stand-up show which revolved around the deconstruction of the Edward Lear poem The Owl and the Pussycat and a tale of his own broken toilet. Edward Lear, 1812-1888 Eagle Owl, Edward Lear, 1837 Another Edward Lear owl, in his more familiar style Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was an artist, illustrator and writer known for his nonsensical poetry and his limericks, a form which he popularised. ... Edward Lears illustration of the Owl and the Pussycat The Owl and the Pussycat is a famous nonsense poem by Edward Lear, first published in 1871. ...


In 2002 Lee played the role of Carey in the Doctor Who webcast Real Time, together with Richard Herring as Renchard and Colin Baker as the Doctor, and accepted an offer from the composer Richard Thomas to contribute ideas to the fledgling production, Jerry Springer - The Opera. Also see: 2002 (number). ... For other uses, see Doctor Who (disambiguation). ... A webcast is a live media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... Real Time is a webcast based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who which was then subsequently released on CD. It was produced by Big Finish Productions for BBCi, the interactive television service arm of the BBC and was originally webcast on the BBC Doctor Who... Richard Herring performing his show Someone Likes Yoghurt at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, during the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Richard Keith Herring (born July 12, 1967) is a British comedian and writer formerly best known as part of Lee and Herring, a double act with Stewart Lee. ... For the Wales international football player see Colin Baker (Welsh footballer) Colin Baker (born London, June 8, 1943) is an English actor who is best known for playing the sixth incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, from 1984 to 1986. ... Richard Thomas is a musician, writer, and comedy actor. ...


Whilst Lee found himself moving away from the stage, he continued his directorial duties, this time on television. Two rejected pilots were filmed for Channel 4, Cluub Zarathrustra and Head Farm. Neither went to series. The former, however, would feature all the ingredients that would later appear in Attention Scum, a BBC2 series fronted by Simon Munnery's League Against Tedium character, which also featured the likes of Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas and Roger Mann, as well as Richard Thomas and opera singer Lori Lixenberg, in their guise as "Kombat Opera". This article is about the British television station. ... Simon Munnery, also known by his stagenames of Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium, is an English comedy writer and experimental standup comedian. ... Eldon as evil hypnotist in Big Train Kevin Eldon ( b. ... Johnny Vegas (born Michael Joseph Pennington on September 11, 1971 in St. ...


All the while, however, the theatre piece Jerry Springer - The Opera had been evolving. From its small scale beginnings as a scratch piece at Battersea Arts Centre, it achieved its finished form at London's National Theatre via performances at the 2002 Edinburgh Fringe. The Battersea Arts Centre (often abbreviated to BAC) is a performance space near Clapham Junction in Battersea, London which specialises in music and theatre productions. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre is a building complex and theatre company located on the South Bank in London, England immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... A street performer on the Royal Mile, with volunteer (2004). ...


At the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lee directed Johnny Vegas's first DVD, Who's Ready For Ice Cream?, a move away from the traditional "stand-up comic releases a DVD" format, involving a plot in which Vegas loses his comedy "mojo" and has to track it down via a journey of personal discovery. That said, there is a full version of Johnny's stand-up set featured as an extra on the DVD. For other uses, see Mojo (disambiguation). ...


In 2004, Lee returned to stand-up comedy with the show Standup Comedian, which earned him a "Tap Water Award" in Edinburgh and was released on DVD in October 2005. This features extra footage of performances from his earlier career. This show was toured extensively throughout the UK, Australia and USA.


2005: Jerry Springer The Opera controversy

Jerry Springer – The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre in London
Jerry Springer – The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre in London

In January 2005, Jerry Springer - The Opera, a satirical musical/opera based upon The Jerry Springer Show, was broadcast on BBC Two, following a highly acclaimed West End run for several years, and as a prelude to the show's successful UK Tour. There was an outcry from many Christians, who tried to prevent it from being aired. As well as objecting to the constant strong language, they believed it to be blasphemous and claimed it ridiculed Jesus Christ, despite most of their numbers having not seen the show, heard the recording, or read a script. Their campaign allegedly forced some BBC executives into hiding temporarily. Some Christians protested at several of the venues where the UK Tour was playing, but often were disagreed in protest by the show's audiences, as well as counter-protest groups protesting for freedom of speech and art. Download high resolution version (500x667, 56 KB)Jerry Springer - The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre, London. ... Download high resolution version (500x667, 56 KB)Jerry Springer - The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre, London. ... Jerry Springer – The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre The Cambridge Theatre in London is a modern theatre, facing Seven Dials, built using steel and concrete and is notable for its elegant and clean lines of design. ... David Soul stars as Jerry Springer. ... Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject (individuals, organizations, states) often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. ... The Jerry Springer Show (first broadcast September 30, 1991) is an internationally known American television tabloid talk show, hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... Look up blasphemy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is...


In 2005, Lee tackled the subject of the religious hatred he experienced after the broadcast of Jerry Springer - The Opera in his stand-up show, 90s Comedian. This show has earned him some of the best reviews of his career, largely due to the un-checked vitriol he unleashes in the latter half of the set, "taking no prisoners" in his attempt to display the lunacy of sacred cows. Again, this show was taken on the road much as "Stand Up Comedian" was. A recording was made in Cardiff in March 2006, although there was no distribution deal in place because of the commercial failure of the Standup Comedian DVD and the controversial nature of the show's material. The show has now found its way onto the market thanks to marketing and distribution via the internet. This has been done by Go Faster Stripe, the company who set themselves up in order to film the show. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2006

Many assumed Lee would bring a new hour of stand up to Edinburgh in 2006 to consolidate his "comeback" success, but he did not. Implying that it might have happened under different circumstances, he comments on his website, "I assumed I was going to be working out 6 half hours of stand-up for a TV project but it fell through". However, he did visit the festival in capacity of director with a production of the Eric Bogosian play Talk Radio with a cast which included Phil Nichol, Mike McShane, Will Adamsdale, Stephen K Amos and Tony Law. Eric Bogosian Eric Bogosian (born on April 24, 1953) is an American actor, playwright, monologist, and novelist. ... Talk Radio is a 1987 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play written by Eric Bogosian, based on a concept by Bogosian and Tad Savinar. ... Phil Nichol is a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Michael McShane (December 10, 1957; East Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor who first became known to American audiences through his appearances on the British version of the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. McShane has performed on stage, on television and in film and is an alumnus of... Will Adamsdale is a British actor. ... Stephen K. Amos is a British stand-up comedian. ... Tony Law is a Canadian stand-up comedian. ...


2006 appears to have been an eventful year for Lee. As well as his directorial contribution to Talk Radio, he still gigs regularly & appeared regularly on television and radio, in - amongst others - Armando Iannucci's, Time Trumpet, as a version of himself thirty years in the future looking back and commentating on the present day. The show ran on BBC2 from 3 August 2006 to 6 September 2006 on Thursdays at 10 pm. Also in August, Lee presented a programme in the Five series Don't Get Me Started. The documentary discussed the issues of blasphemy, religious censorship and the rise in protests from religious groups over perceived attacks on their faith. This was of course of some interest to Lee, especially considering his experience in the Jerry Springer -The Opera controversy. (See above) Armando Iannucci (born 1964, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish comedian, satirist and radio producer. ... Time Trumpet is an announced upcoming television comedy series to air on BBC2 in Spring 2006. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ...


He separated from his long standing management company, Avalon for reasons undisclosed, and on September 25, 2006, he appeared on the BBC Radio 4 quiz Quote Unquote. On November 9, 2006, he was guest on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and on November 24, he appeared on Have I Got News for You. In October, he presented a forty year tribute to Star Trek on BBC Radio 2, and on November 24, 2006, he presented White Face, Dark Heart, the first of two programmes on Radio 4 about clowns, during which he fulfilled a ten-year desire to witness the rituals of New Mexico's sacred clowns.[3] is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Quote Unquote is a light-hearted panel game broadcast on BBC Radio 4 based on quotations. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Never Mind the Buzzcocks is a comedy panel game show with a pop and rock music theme, presented by Simon Amstell and produced by talkbackTHAMES for the BBC. It is usually aired on BBC Two. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show; produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is based loosely on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz, and has been running since 1990. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and is the most popular station in the UK. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from its studios in Western House, adjacent to Broadcasting House in central London. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ...


Lee has also just recently curated a CD for the Sonic Arts Network called The Topography of Chance. Lee explores different artists, writers and musician’s experiments with randomness and chance and has brought together an eclectic mix of artists including tracks by; Simon Munnery, Arthur Smith, The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Jem Finer, Kombat Opera, Jon Rose and more. Sonic Arts Network http://www. ... Simon Munnery, also known by his stagenames of Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium, is an English comedy writer and experimental standup comedian. ... Arthur Smith Arthur Smith (born Brian Smith in 1954) is an English alternative comedian and writer. ... The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players describe themselves as an indie-vaudeville conceptual art-rock pop band, from the United States. ... Evan Shaw Parker (born 5 April 1944 in Bristol) is a British free-improvising saxophone player from the European free jazz scene. ... Derek Bailey pictured at the Vortex Club, Stoke Newington, 1991. ... Jeremy Jem Finer (born July 20, 1955) is a British musician and composer. ... Jon Rose (born 1951) is an Australian violinist. ...

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2007

Stewart Lee presented and organised Resofit, a benefit for Resonance FM.
Stewart Lee presented and organised Resofit, a benefit for Resonance FM.

January saw Lee open his show What Would Judas Do in double bill with Mark Ravenhill's Product: World Remix at London's Bush Theatre. He is also writing a sitcom pilot about the god Thor, for BBC Two, and script-editing another sitcom pilot, this one about the Brontë sisters. [4] Organised a tribute to cult comedian Ted Chippington entitled "Tedstock" at London's Bloomsbury Theatre in February 2007 in order to raise money to fund a CD release of Chippington's work. The show included a one-off performance from Lee and Herring, along with fellow Ted fans Simon Munnery, The Nightingales, Phil Jupitus, Josie Long and Stephen Carlin. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 403 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2608 × 3880 pixel, file size: 742 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 403 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2608 × 3880 pixel, file size: 742 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... logo Resonance 104. ... Mark Ravenhill (born June 7, 1966) is one of Englands leading contemporary playwrights. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... For other uses, see Thor (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Brontë sisters, painted by their brother, Branwell c. ... Ted Chippington was a British stand-up comedian in the 1980s. ... Lee and Herring are a British standup comedy double act consisting of the comedians Stewart Lee and Richard Herring. ... Simon Munnery, also known by his stagenames of Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium, is an English comedy writer and experimental standup comedian. ... The Nightingales are a British punk/alternative band formed in 1979 in Birmingham, England. ... Phill Jupitus (born 6 March 1962 in Newport, Isle of Wight) is an English comedian. ... Josie Long (born April 17, 1982) is a British comedian. ...


Lee's new stand up show, originally to be named March Of The Mallards (a title parodying that of the film, March of the Penguins), was developed during the first half of 2007 for a full debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before an autumn tour. March of the Penguins is an Academy Award-winning documentary film by Luc Jacquet, co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. ...


In March of 2007, Lee was named 41st best stand-up of all time in a Channel 4 survey, beating Dave Allen, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Tommy Cooper, though it is not clear if this questionable result was achieved by votes from the 150,000 members of the public polled, or as a result of weighted votes from supposed experts. Either way, his high position in the survey bears little relation to his low public profile and tendency to play smaller venues, reflecting instead his current critical acclaim. In the light of this result, however, Lee has renamed his new Summer 2007 stand-up show 'Stewart Lee - 41st Best Stand-Up Ever'. He staged warm-ups for this tour at Latitude Festival in Suffolk and in a small gig at Shortfuse in Islington in July. In the show, which played to sell-out audiences in Edinburgh, Lee spent more than ten minutes building on a poor joke about a sardine (supposedly cracked by Tom O'Connor on a cruise ship). He disparaged TV shows like Celebrity Big Brother for lack of intelligence. He spent several minutes lying on the floor wondering why Del Boy falling through the bar in the TV series Only Fools and Horses was voted the funniest clip ever on TV. He also makes reference to his appearances on comedy TV panel shows and how useless he is at them. Categories: Wikipedia articles needing factual verification | People stubs ... George Dennis Carlin (born May 12, 1937 in New York, New York)[2] is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... For the football player of the same name see Steve Martin (football player). ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Tommy Cooper in his comedy show (VHS) The Plank (DVD cover) Tommy Cooper (March 19, 1921 – April 15, 1984) was a Welsh prop comedian and magician born in Caerphilly, Wales. ... Tom OConnor (born October 31, 1939 in Bootle, Merseyside) is a British comedian. ... Big Brother is a reality show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end of the run. ... Only Fools and Horses is a British television sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were originally broadcast in the UK between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ...


July 2007 saw the premiere of "Interiors" at the Manchester festival, a site-specific theatre piece co-written with Johnny Vegas. This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Johnny Vegas (born Michael Joseph Pennington on September 11, 1971 in St. ...


Books

  • Fist of Fun (with Richard Herring; non-fiction) BBC Books, 1995. ISBN-10: 0563371854; ISBN-13: 978-0563371854
  • The Perfect Fool (novel) Fourth Estate, 2001. ISBN-10: 1841153656; ISBN-13: 978-1841153650
  • Sit-Down Comedy (contributor to anthology, ed Malcolm Hardee & John Fleming) Ebury Press/Random House, 2003. ISBN-10: 0091889243; ISBN-13: 978-0091889241

Malcolm Hardee (born Lewisham, London, 5th January 1950 - died London, 31st January 2005) was an anarchic British comedian, author, club proprietor and compere. ...

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