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What Is Stewart Lee? 1989


January 1989

Jazz Cellar

January 1989 - Jazz Cellar

January 1989

S Lee’s 4th stand-up gig, supporting the comedian Tony Brennan, Jazz Cellar, Oxford. Tony has given up comedy but is still a respected Morris Dancer. This gig is now available on CD through Go Faster Stripe as The Jazz Cellar Tape
July 1989

Southampton

July 1989 - Southampton

July 1989

The director Stewart Lee contemplates escape from his poorly received touring student show, in Southampton, having just been interviewed by Fern Britton for local television.
(Photo Simon Mills)
August 1989

Edinburgh Fringe Oxford Review

August 1989 - Edinburgh Fringe Oxford Review

August 1989

Lee directed the Edinburgh Fringe Oxford Review show described as ‘worst show on the fringe’ in The Financial Times.
The 99p Cabaret, somewhere on Prince’s Street during Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Stew is described as ‘best stand-up on the fringe’ by papers that don’t know he is a student and thus beneath contempt.
September 1989

Acton w/ Rich Herring & Tim Richardson

September 1989 - Acton w/ Rich Herring & Tim Richardson

September 1989

Lee moves to London to do stand-up. Living in a shared house in Acton he works as temp and a researcher into history of gardening at Kew Gardens.
1st try out gig – Acton Banana Sept 89. Don’t look for it, it’s not there anymore.
October 1989

Balham Banana

October 1989 - Balham Banana

October 1989

1st paid gig – Balham Banana Oct 1989 with funny-man David Baddiel and rubber faced clown Alistair McGowan. Died.

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