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An Englishman In Kalgoorlie - November 2005 By Stewart Lee - November 2nd, 2005

Kalgoorlie is an hour long flight inland from Perth, the world’s most isolated city. Off the back of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival I’d been offered a slot on a package show of stand-up’s touring Western Australia. It was reading a description of Kalgoorlie, where we were to play two nights, that convinced me to…

Hotel Toiletries - July 2005 By Stewart Lee - July 1st, 2005

My bathroom contains a six foot square area of hotel toiletries, arranged over two large shelves, set in a westerly alcove. I have harvested the toiletries from hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, and motels over a fifteen year period of travelling the world as a stand-up comedian, during which I have spent approximately half of…

English Hecklers In New Zealand - May 2005 By Stewart Lee - May 5th, 2005

I have had a great run so far at the New Zealand comedy festival in Auckland. The Classic on Queen Street is one of my favourite five spaces to perform worldwide. It’s a converted porn cinema, there’s table service but it’s genuinely unobtrusive, and it has the kind of faded glamour you can’t manufacture. Pretty…

West From Walpi - January 2004 No Such Thing As A Free Ride - By Stewart Lee - January 1st, 2004

In the Autumn of 2000, my partner and I were driving around the deserts of the American Southwest. It was a holiday, really, but I was also trying to research the area, and the culture of native peoples specifically, for a novel I was writing. It was hard to find out much about the Hopi,…

I’ll Only Go If You Throw Glass - January 2002 Sit Down Comedy - By Stewart Lee - January 1st, 2002

In 2002 I was invited to submit a 5000 word piece for a book of writing by comedians called Sit Down Comedy. I sent them the following poem, inspired by my time as Sadowitz’s support act, and as a teenage punter in the 80’s observing that dying days of the 1st wave of post-punk stand-up…

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