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STEWART LEE
Representing Agent: Debi Allen
Roles: Comedian, Writer
BIOGRAPHY:
Stewart began stand-up at the age of 20 in 1988, winning the
Hackney Empire New Act of the Year award in 1990. In the
90's he contributed to various BBC Radio comedy shows,
including Fist of Fun and On The Hour, with Steve
Coogan and Chris Morris. He also performed as a stand-up
almost nightly on the London circuit, and co-created four
series for BBC2 with Richard Herring.

Stewart's first novel, The Perfect Fool, was published
by 4th Estate in 2001, and his self-described pretentious art-
comedy piece Pea Green Boat was staged by The
Traverse, Battersea Arts Centre and Radio 4, and is now
available as a 10" single.

In 2002, Stewart was invited to help write and direct the
composer Richard Thomas' developing work, Jerry
Springer - The Opera
. The show won four Olivier awards
after its National Theatre run, though its commercial future
was compromised by the right wing pressure group, Christian
Voice.

Stewart's 2004 Edinburgh Fringe show, Stand-Up
Comedian
is available on DVD, as is 2005's 90's
Comedian
, described by Chortle founder Steve Bennett
as his most memorable gig of the decade (available from
www.gofasterstripe.com). 41st Best Stand-Up Ever,
which reflected his position in a spurious Channel 4 poll,
toured all year and was later released on DVD by Real Talent.
A 2010 re-polling by the same channel saw Stewart climb 29
places to be named 12th Greatest Stand-up of All Time.

In January 2007 What Would Judas Do? ran in a double
bill with Mark Ravenhill's Product at The Bush Theatre,
London. 2008's piece for The Traverse Boswell and
Johnson -Late But Live
starring Simon Munnery and Miles
Jupp toured the Highlands and islands under the auspices of
The Stand. His piece, Elizabeth and Raleigh - Late But
Live
, again starring Munnery and Jupp, was at Underbelly
in the same year.

In 2009 Stewart Lee returned to our screens after a decade's
absence with the critically acclaimed and BAFTA nominated
BBC2 series Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. In the same
year Stewart built upon his previous Edinburgh success with
new show If You Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask For
One
(a show which later won Best DVD at the 2011 Chortle
awards), embarked on a national tour (with this show) and
was nominated for the British Comedy Award for Best Live
Stand-Up Performer. Stew continued his live success in 2010
with Vegetable Stew and in the same year he released
his second book How I Escaped My Certain Fate.

In May 2011 the second series of Stewart Lee's Comedy
Vehicle
aired once again garenering much critical
acclaim - this led to him winning the British Comedy Award
for Best Male TV Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment
Programme. Stew also programmed a weekend at The South
Bank Centre called Stewart Lee’s Austerity Binge in
2011 and series 1 of Lee And Herring's Fist Of Fun
(1995) was released on DVD. In December 2011, Stew set the
Guardian Xmas quiz and guest-edited Today for Radio
4.

2012 saw Stew finishing the Carpet Remnant World
London run and taking it on a UK-wide tour including the
Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. The tour won the
Chortle Award for Best Tour in 2013.

A new series of Comedy Central favourite - The
Alternative Comedy Experience
in which Stewart
curates on will hit our screens this year. Featuring a whole
host of comedy favourites.

Stewart's show Much A-Stew About Nothing toured the UK in 2013, which helped provide material for Stewart's third series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. Airing at the beginning March, the show has already generated some brilliant reviews;

“The funniest programme so far this year by a county mile ... “ Observer
Killer comedy with real insight" The Telegraph

Stewart is a patron of London's Arts Radio station Resonance
FM. His awards include the anti-Perrier Tap Water Award,
Melbourne Festival Piece Of Wood Award,
Chortle awards
for Outstanding Contribution To Comedy and Best
Full Length Show
, and various chunky lead statuettes for
his work on Jerry Springer - The Opera.

"One of the top three or four living stand-ups..."
- Time Out

"The worst stand-up I have ever seen"
- Graham Simmons, Chortle



Fringe veteran Stewart returned to Edinburgh this year for the 2014 fringe festival. This time, with his eagerly anticipated show, A Room With A Stew, which proved to be a sell-out.

Featured in Time Out's A-Z countdown to Edinburgh and named The Independent's Best Comedy to See, this is one stand-up that simply can't be missed.

'Remains one of the best stand-ups in the country' ****
- Metro

'Best comedian in Britain' *****
- The Mirror

To visit Stewart's website href="http://www.stewartlee.co.uk">click here
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Stewart Lee Comedy Vehicle Episode 1

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Stewart Lee Comedy Vehicle Episode 1