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I am road-worn, shapeless and undignified, a relic, revelling in my own irrelevance - July 2018 i News - By Stewart Lee - July 25th, 2018

Since I started touring my latest live stand-up show, Content Provider, now laid to rest, in the summer of 2016, I’ve been describing the post-referendum landscape as a “chaotic inferno of hate” in the punchline to a bit about the EU’s bendy banana legislation. In February, the phrase “chaotic inferno of hate” appeared in a…

Content Provider ★★★★★ - July 2018 Mail On Sunday - July 24th, 2018

Comic-book writer Alan Moore issues lee with a series of challenging questions interspersed with footage from his most recent acclaimed stand-up tour. ★★★★★

Stewart Lee Content Provider Airs On BBC2 - July 2018 The Quietus - By John Doran - July 23rd, 2018

A two hour film of Stewart Lee’s recent, amazing, Content Provider show will be aired by BBC 2 on Saturday night. The show, which goes out at 10.45pm and will be available afterwards on the BBC iPlayer, was filmed at The Palace Theatre, Southend leg of the 18 month, 214 date tour. The show, which…

Pick of The Day - July 2018 The Observer - July 22nd, 2018

Observer columnist Lee begins this triumphant two-hour comic assault by upbraiding his audience of “Essex filth” at the Palace theatre, Southend-on-Sea, for applauding his targeting of “your exact social demographic in my cynical attempt to maintain a future-proof audience for long-term mortgage payment purposes”. Recorded in April of this year, towards the end of an…

Critic’s Choice: Southend Of The Pier Show - July 2018 Sunday Times - By David Hutcheon - July 22nd, 2018

“That’s right, clap at the bits you agree with.” Lee started writing this show in 2016, planning to avoid talking about Brexit because it would be difficult to tour a “one size fits all” referendum joke for 18 months. Instead, he picks on Gary Lineker, FKA Twigs and Burnham-on-Crouch: “I just drove through it. I…

From Hannah Gadsby to Sacha Baron Cohen: the 30 best living comedians - July 2018 The Times - By Dominic Maxwell - July 21st, 2018

So then: who’s funniest? In compiling this list of the 30 best English-speaking comedians at work today, I gave myself some parameters. This would be an overview of who is at the top of their game now, on stage or screen or even podcast. It is not a guide to the most influential living comedians.…

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