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Theatre Review: Lee Evans in Pinter Three, Pinter Theatre, SW1

Lee Evans is an intriguing performer. At the height of his arena-filling success he decided to give up stand-up. But he didn’t seem to pursue anything instead. He just kept a bit quiet. And now he is back, not as a stand-up but as an actor in the current season of Harold Pinter works in the West End.


News: Lee Evans To Make Comeback

Lee Evans is to come out of retirement to perform onstage again.

This time, however, he will not be doing stand-up but appearing in a play written by Harold Pinter as part of a Pinter season at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London to mark the tenth anniversary of the playwright's death.


News: Micky Flanagan Breaks Tour Records Of Peter Kay and Lee Evans

Comedian Micky Flanagan has broken ticket sales records during the opening run of his huge An' Another Fing UK Tour.

News: Kevin Bridges Tops Tickets Chart

Ticketmaster has today revealed that Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges was the most popular comedy act of 2014 in terms of clicks on their website.

The Clydebank-born 28 year-old embarks on a 99-date tour next year, the follow up to his record-breaking ‘The Story Continues’ tour in 2012 which included a sold out nine show run at the Glasgow SECC Arena as part of the mammoth 136-date tour.

Opinion: What Do Lewis Hamilton & Lee Evans Have In Common?

I was listening to the tributes to newly-crowned Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton this morning and one particular thing was mentioned that caught my attention. Hamilton was just the tip of a team’s iceberg, it was said. There were mechanics, engineers, pit-stop johnnies and more all contributing to his success.


Opinion: What I Won't Miss About Lee Evans

I guess your thoughts on Lee Evans announcing his retirement from stand-up comedy depends on what you think of him as a stand-up comedian. I’ve been a big fan of his for years, but like a number of critics felt that his latest show was his weakest in a while. And honestly, whatever you might think, critics don't get together and plan their angle in advance. We just all have exquisite taste.


News: Lee Evans To Quit Comedy?

Lee Evans has announced that he is planning to retire at the end of his current Monsters tour. Evans was being interviewed by Jonathan Ross for his Saturday night ITV1 chat show and said that he wanted to spend more time with his family. "I am 50. I am frigging knackered. This is it. Finished. This is the end. I am not doing anything.”


News: Superagent Addison Cresswell Dies

It is not an understatement to say that the British comedy world was rocked as well as shocked to hear yesterday that Addison Cresswell, one of the industry's most powerful agents, had suddenly died. He suffered a suspected heart attack in his sleep on Sunday night. He was 53. I think that the last time I saw him was at the British Comedy Awards earlier this month. I only caught a glimpse of him but he seemed to be his usual self, talking fifteen to the dozen to various comedy and media movers and shakers. 

Theatre Review: Barking In Essex, Wyndham's Theatre

Lee Evans is one of comedy's most versatile superstars. He can fill arenas with his stand-up shows, he can do Samuel Beckett and he was sensational in the stage version of The Producers. So quite what he is doing in this steaming pile of potty-mouthed would-be farce is a bit of a mystery. The late Clive Exton's play, written in 2005, has never been performed before and judging by its opening night I think I can see why. 

Opinion: Can You Ever Really Give Up Stand-Up?

Can you ever really give up being a comedian? This thought has occurred to me a number of times recently. On Sunday morning I was reading an interview with David Walliams in the Observer online and the bit below the headline called him and Sheridan Smith, his co-star in A Midsummer Night's Dream "former comedy stars".


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