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What Is Stewart Lee? 2012


January 2012

Stewart Lee for mayor of London

January 2012 - Stewart Lee for mayor of London

January 2012

Ian Bone of Class War suggests Stewart Lee as mayor of London, but abandons this idea after 11 minutes due to the comedian's privileged background. See here.
January 2012

Faber Podcast

January 2012 - Faber Podcast

January 2012

Stew appears on the Faber podcast to discuss the "If You Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One" EP. listen to it here.
May 2012

BAFTA for SLCV2

May 2012 - BAFTA for SLCV2

May 2012

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle wins the Bafta for Best Comedy, but is mysteriously absent from the list of awards in all national newspapers except the Guardian and The Independent, as were Stew's record breaking two British Comedy Awards the previous January, and the presentation of the Bafta award is also cut from the TV broadcast. Here's the deleted scene that was considered 'too dull for mainstream TV'.
June 2012

I open for the Muppets at St Albans' Alban Arena

June 2012 - I open for the Muppets at St Albans' Alban Arena

July 2012, The Art Of Repair

I do a voice over for mini-documentary 'The Art Of Repair' about the TJ Electrics shop in Stoke Newington, made by MadeGood, and screened at the Portobello Film festival.
August 2012
August 2012 -

August 2012

A puppet show from Brighton seek publicity by misrepresenting an article I wrote for The Guardian (read it here) and projecting an animation of my face onto Edinburgh castle, saying things I never said, like slaves happy in their chains.

The video is here, but at the time of writing, they have set it to private
August 27th 2012

Carpet Remnant World

August 27th 2012 - Carpet Remnant World

August 27th 2012

The final journey, to the dump, after being seen by 105 000 people in over 150 performances, of the much travelled 17 Carpet Remanant World carpet rolls.
August 2012

A Sound British Adventure

August 2012 - A Sound British Adventure

August 2012

I host Mark Brend's (Palace of Light) Radio 2 documentary on radiophonics, A Sound British Adventure.
There's some press for it, here, or you can listen to it, here
September 2012

Indeterminacy

September 2012 - Indeterminacy

September 2012

I appear in Gavin Bryars' radio documentary on John Cage. Steve Beresford, Tania Chen, Stew & Alan Tomlinson do the 3 date John Cage's Indeterminacy Tour Of London at Battersea Arts Centre, King's Place and Cafe Oto. View press here.

October 2012, Happy Day

I present a documentary for BBC Radio 4, HAPPY DAY, on the cult 70s kids' show Children of the Stones. Listen to it here.
October 2012

Arc Of Hives

October 2012 - Arc Of Hives

October 2012

Stew pens CD sleeve notes for a selection of stuff by Alt Comedy Godfather John Dowie, An Arc Of Hives.
November 2012

Fist Of Fun S2 DVD

November 2012 - Fist Of Fun S2 DVD

November 2012

Fist of Fun series 2 available for the first time as well. Buy the 4-disc, extras-packed DVD of Fist Of Fun Series 2 from GoFasterStripe, here.
November 2012

The Ex

November 2012 - The Ex

November 2012

I host the 1st night of the Dutch anarcho-punk free-improv quartet The Ex's 33 and 1/3rd festival at Cafe Oto, London. Here's a review from the London Jazz blog. And here's another one from Dalston Sound.
November 2012

Catch Your Cold

November 2012 - Catch Your Cold

November 2012

The pop group Evans The Death release the single Catch Your Cold. The b-side, Crying Song, features Stew crying. Click here for more info.
November 2012

Carpet Remnant World DVD released.

November 2012 - Carpet Remnant World DVD released.

November 2012

DVD of Carpet Remnant World is released into retail outlets alongside works of other top comics (pic by James Mullinger).
December 2012

Beano

December 2012 - Beano

December 2012

Despite winning two British comedy awards less than a year previously, I am conspicuously absent from the Beano's commemorative British Comedy Awards tie-in tableau.

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