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‘Flags’ - July 2016 July 8th, 2016

IN EARLY 2015 I had a long routine about a cat named after UKIP politicians, but I had to drop it over the Summer of 2015, and re-write it to be about Jeremy Corbyn. So utterly had UKIP dropped from public consciousness that no-one was even interested enough in them to laugh at them. Of…

Stewart Lee’s series offers rare fidelity to the “warts and all” of live comedy. - July 2016 popmatters.com - By Haran Sivapalan - July 5th, 2016

Live vs. Televised Comedy A comedy audience is a capricious animal. Sometimes it cackles on cue, lapping up punchlines with an almost-Pavlovian predictability. At other times, it merely stares back at you, seemingly unresponsive to the highly crafted material it’s fed. The responses are not always binary like this. Often, the organism mutates and divides…

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Series 4 - April 2016 Moody Comedy - April 21st, 2016

With every new series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, I find myself not wanting to watch for fear of those who may judge but then almost immediately concluding that I do not care. Yes, Lee is a spiteful comic, but he is also incredibly astute. One can’t help but admire his craft, even if you…

‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’: Daring You To Like It - April 2016 Hidden Remote - By L. Falcetti - April 9th, 2016

You probably won’t like Stewart Lee, which will mean he’s doing his job. That job, being a professional stand up comedian, which he celebrates when viewing it through a lens of improvisational jazz and performance art. Yet he’ll be simultaneously mocking and tearing it down as a stupid line of work, compared to prostitution that kills…

Like Tommy Cooper, but in a morbid key - March 2016 The Independent - By Sean O'Grady - March 25th, 2016

What is wrong with the following gag? “John Whittingdale: a man who, if he saw the aurora borealis twinkling over a Scandinavian snowfield would only see a missed opportunity for a public-private finance initiative.” According to Stewart Lee’s account of his critics’ (“young comics”) reaction to it, quite a lot of his peers think there…

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