Standup In General – Lee / Gervais

Stewart Lee

Stand-Up, in general

Stewart Lee - Stand-Up, in general

"He is the cleverest, funniest, most cliché-free comedian on the circuit. But he likes Jazz." - Ricky Gervais, 2004

Nearly twenty years on and Gervais' act is still made out of bits of my old stuff, either verbatim, or re-jigged and retooled for his own evil alt-right-light purposes. I didn't realise asking if I could quote his praise of me on a poster seventeen years ago meant I had entered a Faustian pact.