World’s best living stand-up comedian to speak at Sussex
Posted on behalf of: School of Media, Arts and Humanities
Last updated: Thursday, 10 February 2022
Stewart Lee, dubbed the “world’s best living stand-up comedian” by The Times, will be speaking at Sussex ahead of a 3-night run at the Brighton Dome as part of his latest tour.
He has been invited by the School of Media, Arts and Humanities and will be speaking in discussion with Professor Nicholas Royle about culture, stand-up comedy, wokeness and his new touring show Snowflake/Tornado.
Stewart began writing and performing as a stand-up on the comedy club circuit at the age of 20 and in 1990 won the Hackney Empire New Act of The Year. In the mid-1990s, he was a member of the radio/TV comedy duo Lee and Herring, alongside Richard Herring. Following their popularity, the BBC2 commissioned Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (which won a BAFTA and two British Comedy Awards). He has contributed to various BBC Radio comedy shows, including Fist of Fun and On the Hour.
Stewart is the author of stand-up studies including How I Escaped My Certain Fate, If You Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask For One and Content Provider and the theatre pieces Pea Green Boat, What Would Judas Do?, Johnson and Boswell, Late But Live and Interiors. He has directed Arctic Boosh (the Mighty Boosh's breakthrough Edinburgh show), Attention Scum and a revival of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio. He co-wrote the libretto of and directed Jerry Springer The Opera at Battersea Arts Centre (4 time Olivier award-winning).
Stewart will be in conversation with Nicholas Royle on Friday 25 February at 2.30 pm in the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts. It is free of charge and all are welcome.
Please book a place at https://www.attenboroughcentre.com/events/4158/stewart-lee-snowflakes/