Stewart Lee Biography (Wikipedia)
Stewart Graham Lee (born 5 April 1968) is an English stand-up comedian, writer, director and musician. He made his name in the mid-1990s as one half of the radio duo Lee and Herring, alongside Richard Herring, a success followed through with extensive touring to build up a live following. He co-wrote and co-directed the mock Broadway hit Jerry Springer: The Opera, a critical success that sparked a backlash from Christian groups who staged a series of protests outside its early stagings. After a return to the live circuit, and through BBC and Channel 4 specials and series, Lee has rebuilt an audience and a reputation as an anti-populist comedian.
Lee remains a significant draw in UK stand up. In recent years, Lee has been successful in selling out large venues including the ICC in his home city of Birmingham as well as larger venues in London. In December 2011 he won British Comedy Awards for best male television comic and best comedy entertainment programme for his series Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. A 2009 article in The Times referred to him as "the comedian's comedian, and for good reason" and named him "face of the decade". In June 2012 Lee was placed at number 9 in the Top 100 Most Influential People in UK Comedy. His stand-up features frequent use of "repetition, call-backs, nonchalant delivery and deconstruction", a device he often self-consciously refers to on stage.
- Interview: Stewart Lee, Tania Chen and Steve Beresford discuss John Cage's 'Indeterminacy'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040vbcm.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040vbcm.jpg2016-07-08T14:06:00.000ZStewart Lee and improvisers Steve Beresford and Tania Chen discuss Cage's 'Indeterminacy'http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p040vbdg
Interview: Stewart Lee, Tania Chen and Steve Beresford discuss John Cage's 'Indeterminacy'
- Stewart Lee - How leftfield jazz is like comedyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03qr5cf.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03qr5cf.jpg2016-04-11T15:59:00.000ZThe comedian talks to Max Reinhardt about his love of improv jazz.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03qqv1w
Stewart Lee - How leftfield jazz is like comedy
- Stewart Lee and Steve Beresford speak to Mark Radcliffehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01t8jld.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01t8jld.jpg2014-03-04T16:17:00.000ZStewart Lee and Steve Beresford speak to Mark Radcliffe about Indeterminacy by John Cage.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01t8jm4
Stewart Lee and Steve Beresford speak to Mark Radcliffe
Stewart Lee Tracks