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- Stewart Lee presents the Freak Zonehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02gm75b.jpg2015-01-11T22:00:00ZOfficially the 41st best stand up ever, comedian Stewart Lee sits in for Stuart Maconie with his favourite left-field, experimental and out-there music.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/24b32b17-429d-4274-87b0-9339655fcd0d?clipfocus=p02gm76xSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Stewart Lee presents the Freak Zone
- Stewart Lee and Steve Beresford speak to Mark Radcliffehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01t8jld.jpg2014-03-04T16:17:00ZStewart Lee and Steve Beresford speak to Mark Radcliffe about Indeterminacy by John Cage.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/24b32b17-429d-4274-87b0-9339655fcd0d?clipfocus=p01t8jm4Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 15 mins
Stewart Lee and Steve Beresford speak to Mark Radcliffe
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Stewart 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, 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.