Showing 42 results for: How I Escaped My Certain Fate

Miscellaneous Press Quotes - December 2012 Miscellaneous - December 31st, 2012

‘What could’ve emerged as a monumental act of hubris is rescued by Lee’s humility, wit and intelligence. Together with annotated insight into three outstanding stand-up shows, he mingles obtuse autobiography with acute essays on the state of British comedy from the alternative era onwards.’ Paul Whitelaw, Word (10 Best Books of 2010) ‘…contained unexpectedly deep…

Heard the one about the bloke who couldn’t tell jokes? - August 2011 The Telegraph - By Nigel Farndale - August 27th, 2011

Have you heard the one about Snow White and the Seven Dwarves? There was this man, right, who needed a password eight characters long, and… and then he went and gave away the punchline before he’d done the set-up. I’m hopeless at jokes. I told one to my children the other day that got a…

How I Escaped My Certain Fate - August 2011 The Telegraph - August 7th, 2011

How I Escaped My Certain Fate - August 2011 The Independent - August 7th, 2011

Stewart Lee gave up stand-up comedy in 2001 after deciding that his material was “arch, cynical, tired, fake, conceited, formulaic and flat”. He threw his energies into co-writing and directing Jerry Springer: the Opera, which earned him an Olivier Award, opprobrium and no money. In 2004, he began his comeback as an “alternative” comedian, and…

How I Escaped My Certain Fate - August 2011 The Evening Standard - August 4th, 2011

How I Escaped My Certain Fate - July 2011 The Times - July 30th, 2011

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