News: Date Confirmed For BBC Broadcast Of Stewart Lee's Content Provider

The transmission details of Stewart Lee's Content Provider show have been revealed. Lee's latest live show, filmed at Southend's Palace Theatre earlier this year, will air on BBC Two on Saturday July 28 at 10.45pm. 

This is what the press release says: "Content Provider is the most critically acclaimed show to date from the most consistently critically acclaimed stand-up of the century, and the BBC have chosen to administer it to you, like a foul-tasting medicine which you deserve to swallow.

How do you write a one-size-fits-all stand-up comedy show to tour around divided Brexit Britain? Stewart Lee found himself having to do exactly that, as he dragged his resilient Content Provider show around the dis-united kingdom for 18 months and 214 dates in the wake of the referendum. 

Captured in the majestic Victorian stucco environs of The Palace Theatre in Leave-voting Southend-On-Sea, Content Provider sees the country’s most consistently critically acclaimed stand-up at the zenith of his powers and the peak of physical collapse, on a stage strewn with obsolete physical media, as he attempts to understand his place in a digital dystopia." 

Stewart Lee began stand-up in 1988 at the age of 20 and won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 1990.  In 2001 he co-wrote the libretto for Richard Thomas’s Jerry Springer, The Opera, which went on to win four Olivier Awards.  His most recent live shows have been Carpet Remnant World (2011), Much A Stew About Nothing (2013) and Room With a Stew (2015).  He made four series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle for the BBC which won Best Male TV Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment Performance at the British Comedy Awards in 2011 and a BAFTA in 2012.  Stewart is also a newspaper columnist, a music fan and he has published books with Faber, most recently a collection of his short prose, also entitled Content Provider. 

Content Provider review here.

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