The Last Line - 6th February 2021

In this episode of The Last Line, James talks to comedian Stewart Lee about his new film King Rocker, a documentary about Robert Lloyd, lead singer of 70’s post-punk band The Nightingales. During their conversation they discuss the new film, its central protagonist Robert Lloyd, stand up comedy, Stewart’s propensity to defend stand up comedians against the views of the general public and his reluctance to participate in podcast interviews.

Stewart Lee is a stand up comedian, writer and director who, in the 90s, was one half of the comedy duo Lee and Herring. After writing and performing in Fist of Fun with Richard Herring, Lee went on to co-write and co-direct West End musical Jerry Springer: The Opera. Stewart is well-known for his stand up comedy and his television series’ Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle and The Alternative Comedy Experience.

King Rocker airs on Sky Arts on Saturday 6th February at 9PM. It is directed by filmmaker Michael Cumming who features in the next episode of The Last Line.

There’s an interview with Michael Cumming on this podcast too, click here to hear it.