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

How I Escaped My Certain Fate - July 2011 The Metro - July 27th, 2011

How I Escaped My Certain Fate - June 2011 BookSquawk - By Marc Nash - June 26th, 2011

Stewart Lee’s 2008 routine (one of three of his own shows he dissects and provides transcripts of in the book), is called “41st Best Stand Up Ever”, prompted by Lee’s bemusement at being placed so high in a TV all-time comedian chart. As Lee himself points out, such shows are just cheap screen time-eaters constructed…

Best books of the year: 2010 - December 2010 The Guardian - December 31st, 2010

Sam Mendes, Director Jonathan Franzen, Freedom Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom (Fourth Estate) was head and shoulders above any other book this year: moving, funny, and unexpectedly beautiful. I missed it when it was over. Stephen Sondheim’s Finishing the Hat (Virgin) was like its author: fascinating, precise, opinionated, brilliant. I loved Stewart Lee’s How I Escaped My…

Best books of the year: 2010 - December 2010 - December 31st, 2010

How I Escaped My Certain Fate By Stewart Lee Published by Faber Stewart Lee is one of the country’s most respected comedians, a tireless generator of new material and the inspiration for ‘national treasure’ Ricky Gervais, which is the cue for the start of this part-memoir/part-show transcript. During a lull in performing stand-up, in which…

It’s a privilege to learn the secrets of Stewart Lee’s comedy - November 2010 The Guardian - By Phil Daoust - November 18th, 2010

Stewart Lee . . . offering a peep behind the curtains. Photograph: Jo Hale/Getty Images No one under 30 will believe this, but stand-up comedy was once exciting and unpredictable. You could actually enjoy it sober. Like the punks before them, the alternative comedians who sprang up in the 1980s saw it as their duty…

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