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News: Stewart Lee To Do More Gigs

Stewart Lee is not taking such a long break from stand-up comedy as was initially thought.

On his website earlier this year promoting his April Royal Festival Hall shows it said: "Stewart is 50 years old in 2018 and, after performing these shows, he intends to take the longest break from stand-up he’s had since his four year disappearance at the start of the century."

But further down on the page his appearances at three forthcoming benefit gigs are listed. 


News: South Bank Run for Stewart Lee Then He Takes A Break

Stewart Lee is to perform a run of his latest show at the Royal Festival Hall on April 19, 20 & 23.


News: Wells Comedy Festival Line-Up Announced – Lee, Christie, Acaster & Lots More

The Wells Comedy Festival  in association with Brothers Cider has announced its initial line-up for this year's festival. 

Over the bank holiday weekend of May 26-28 England’s smallest city plays host to a ‘weekend-long stand-up jamboree’ (The Guardian), with over 35 comedy shows taking place at four venues in Wells.

News: New TV Project For Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee is working on a new TV project inspired by Brexit.

In a major interview in The Times he explains that following the dropping of his Comedy Vehicle by the BBC he had been planning to earn the bulk of his money in the future by touring. But then he realised that as he aged the live work would become more and more demanding and this summer he had a bit of “a health scare . . . a high blood pressure thing”.


Live Review: Stewart Lee, Leicester Square Theatre, WC2

This review below first ran in the London Evening Standard here.


Opinion: Spoiler Alert – How Much Does Knowing The Punchline Ruin The Gag?

Do you want to hear a new Michael McIntyre joke? Then you will have to wait until his next BBC show goes out. Unless you saw him on Graham Norton’s chat show last night or are planning to catch it on iPlayer. 

News: All Star Old Vic Benefit For Calais Migrants

Daniel Kitson is compering a benefit that has been hastily arranged to raise money to provide humanitarian aid for those who are and have been stuck in the Calais Jungle migrants’ camp. It is at the Old Vic in London on October 13.

News: Alan Moore Talks About Stewart Lee, Chris Morris, Brexit & Wood Pigeons

Writer Alan Moore has revealed that Stewart Lee phoned him up in the hope that Moore would cheer him up after the Referendum.

In a major interview with journalist Dominic Wells coinciding with the publication of his new book Jerusalem, Moore recalled Lee contacting him following the Brexit result.


Book Review: Content Provider: Selected Short Prose Pieces, 2011-2016, Stewart Lee

You have to have a thick skin to be a columnist. I went off the idea of blogging regularly when I published a think-piece about an offhand remark Josie Long made onstage and Jason Manford responded by saying that I didn’t have to turn every thought into a column. Stewart Lee must have the hide of an elephant as he has managed to turn out enough Observer, Shortlist & New Statesman columns (plus a press release for the band Wolf People who I assume really exist) in five years to fill this book.


News: Stewart Lee, Omid Djalili, Reg Hunter & More Take Part In 24/7 Chilcot Reading

Starting at 6pm on Monday 8 August, and continuing 24/7 until they reach the end, a host of Edinburgh Fringe performers, writers, and politicians plus members of the public will stage a nonstop, out loud, live streamed reading of the recently published Chilcot Report, in its 2.6 million word entirety.


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