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A tongue-in-cheek comic on top of his game - August 2015 The Guardian - By Stephanie Merritt - August 23rd, 2015

“No one is equipped to review me,” Stewart Lee declares near the beginning of this work-in-progress show, referring to the multiple layers of irony and self-awareness that exist between him and his audience. Feigning contempt for the audience and the recognition his television work has brought him is, he explains, something he does “for a…

A Room With A Stew ★★★★ - August 2015 The Scotsman - By Claire Smith - August 21st, 2015

Some comedians choose reggae or punk as their intro music, some declare their grandiosity with a blast of opera, but Stewart Lee brings us into the room with some cerebral, complicated jazz. He deliberately screws up his announcement from behind the curtain – which is another clue as to how complex and multi-layered this show…

A Room with a Stew – 18th August - August 2015 Comedy Coroner - August 19th, 2015

Like Lee’s self-confession, I too felt like an unwelcome guest of a new social class. I harked back to last year and the rightly condemned show Lee had attempted and I braced myself for a long afternoon. I’m glad I was wrong. This might have been a work in progress, but as Lee announced “You…

Brian Ferguson’s Fringe Diary - August 2015 The Scotsman - By Brian Ferguson - August 17th, 2015

I HAD heard tell of Stewart Lee’s apparent disdain for many of those who buy tickets for his shows these days, as opposed to the “comedy intelligentsia” who have followed him since the late 1980s and early 1990s. There is something admirably fearless about the way he tried to divide his full house at the…

The Tory trolls are running wild – but all is not lost - August 2015 The Observer - By Stewart Lee - August 16th, 2015

Last month I was in Languedoc, formerly the fabled Cathar country, a remote outpost of heroic resistance to oppressive distant rulers. This month I am in Edinburgh. Plus ça change. I don’t feel happy away from home at the moment. Like you, I have a terrible feeling that in the last three months the society…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh ★★★★★ - August 2015 Ed Fest Mag - By Adam Wilson - August 14th, 2015

I’m sure most stand-up regulars know that situation where you have to force laughter out, even with a comedian you really like. Their set might be good, but you might be doing it to keep the energy up, or just out of courtesy. However, whenever I watch Lee, live or not, the laughter is honest…

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