Stewart Lee Press
|Why did you become a comedian?
I dunno. I always wanted to do it. Initially I thought it would buy me time while I tried to write. Then it became what I did. I saw Ted Chippington when I was about 16. It was 1984/5 and he was neither Ben Elton nor Bernard Manning. I realised stand-up could be interesting
Favourite comedy venue?
First gig, what was it like?
Imaginary best comedy line-up? (i.e. famous people who are NOT comedians
but should be)
Plans for the future?
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Anything else you'd liked to say?
Best known as part of the double act with Richard Herring, Stewart Lee is still a regular on the stand-up circuit. Almost the opposite of 'in your face' he uses audience heckles to pursue abstract trains of thought, rather than telling straightforward gags. An incredibly quick mind and a deadpan delivery produce a unique and very entertaining brand of humour.