History Creator / StewartLee

11th Dec '17 4:47:27 AM malifee
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Stewart Graham Lee (born 5 April 1968) is a British [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand up comedian]], writer and director. Early on in his career he wrote material for ''Series/SpittingImage'' and ''Weekending'' before teaming up with Richard Herring to write material for ''Series/TheDayToday'''s radio predecessor ''Radio/OnTheHour''. Lee And Herring later started in their radios [[SketchComedy sketch show]] ''Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World'' (Radio 4) and ''Series/FistOfFun'' (Radio 1) and presented three series of ''Lee and Herring'' on Radio 1 which mixed sketches which music chosen by the duo themselves. They later starred in a television version of ''Fist of Fun'' and a live Sunday afternoon show called ''This Morning With Richard Not Judy''. Lee then moved away from performing to concentrate on directing shows for fellow comedians ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' and Simon Munnery before co-writing and directing the notorious musical ''[[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] - The Opera'' which attracted a prosecution for blasphemy. He then returned to stand-up and, in 2007, was awarded the dubious honour of being the 41st best Stand Up Comedian (which he took as the title of his next tour). He returned to television with ''Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle'', a mixture of stand-up and sketches, with three series filmed.

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Stewart Graham Lee (born 5 April 1968) is a British [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand up comedian]], writer and director. Early on in his career he wrote material for ''Series/SpittingImage'' and ''Weekending'' before teaming up with Richard Herring to write material for ''Series/TheDayToday'''s radio predecessor ''Radio/OnTheHour''. Lee And Herring later started in their radios radio [[SketchComedy sketch show]] shows]] ''Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World'' (Radio 4) and ''Series/FistOfFun'' (Radio 1) and presented three series of ''Lee and Herring'' on Radio 1 which mixed sketches which music chosen by the duo themselves. They later starred in a television version of ''Fist of Fun'' and a live Sunday afternoon show called ''This Morning With Richard Not Judy''. Lee then moved away from performing to concentrate on directing shows for fellow comedians ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' and Simon Munnery before co-writing and directing the notorious musical ''[[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] - The Opera'' which attracted a prosecution for blasphemy. He then returned to stand-up and, in 2007, was awarded the dubious honour of being the 41st best Stand Up Comedian (which he took as the title of his next tour). He returned to television with ''Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle'', a mixture of stand-up and sketches, with three series filmed.
4th Nov '17 8:37:07 AM ClintEastwood
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* DamnedByFaintPraise: The premise of ''41st Best Standup'' and frequently worked into other parts of his routine.



* DamnedByFaintPraise: The premise of ''41st Best Standup'' and frequently worked into other parts of his routine.



** Taken to the extreme in "If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One" when he deconstructs an entire satirical routine involving irony; by speaking atrociously about how he wishes {{Top Gear}}'s Clarkson and Hammond suffer and die horribly, he follows it up by [[TakeThat promptly making a forced, poor apology about how he doesn't think that.]] Cue Lee then looking straight into the camera and explaining the humour and the structure of the joke itself, before mentioning it's a shame to break character but entirely necessary as some Top Gear fans will definitely send him hate mail if he doesn't.

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** Taken to the extreme in "If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One" when he deconstructs an entire satirical routine involving irony; by speaking atrociously about how he wishes {{Top Gear}}'s ''Series/TopGear'''s Clarkson and Hammond suffer and die horribly, he follows it up by [[TakeThat promptly making a forced, poor apology about how he doesn't think that.]] Cue Lee then looking straight into the camera and explaining the humour and the structure of the joke itself, before mentioning it's a shame to break character but entirely necessary as some Top Gear fans will definitely send him hate mail if he doesn't.



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Richard Herring. The CausticCritic skits in ''Comedy Vehicle'' with real-life mates Armando Ianucci and Chris Morris also qualify as this to the extent that they include some {{Corpsing}}.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Richard Herring. The CausticCritic skits in ''Comedy Vehicle'' with real-life mates Armando Ianucci Creator/ArmandoIanucci and Chris Morris Creator/ChrisMorris also qualify as this to the extent that they include some {{Corpsing}}.
4th Nov '17 8:31:44 AM ClintEastwood
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Stewart Graham Lee (born 5 April 1968) is a British [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand up comedian]], writer and director. Early on in his career he wrote material for ''Series/SpittingImage'' and ''Weekending'' before teaming up with Richard Herring to write material for ''Series/TheDayToday'''s radio predecessor ''OnTheHour''. Lee And Herring later started in their radios [[SketchComedy sketch show]] ''Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World'' (Radio 4) and ''Series/FistOfFun'' (Radio 1) and presented three series of ''Lee and Herring'' on Radio 1 which mixed sketches which music chosen by the duo themselves. They later starred in a television version of ''Fist of Fun'' and a live Sunday afternoon show called ''This Morning With Richard Not Judy''. Lee then moved away from performing to concentrate on directing shows for fellow comedians ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' and Simon Munnery before co-writing and directing the notorious musical ''[[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] - The Opera'' which attracted a prosecution for blasphemy. He then returned to stand-up and, in 2007, was awarded the dubious honour of being the 41st best Stand Up Comedian (which he took as the title of his next tour). He returned to television with ''Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle'', a mixture of stand-up and sketches, with three series filmed.

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Stewart Graham Lee (born 5 April 1968) is a British [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand up comedian]], writer and director. Early on in his career he wrote material for ''Series/SpittingImage'' and ''Weekending'' before teaming up with Richard Herring to write material for ''Series/TheDayToday'''s radio predecessor ''OnTheHour''.''Radio/OnTheHour''. Lee And Herring later started in their radios [[SketchComedy sketch show]] ''Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World'' (Radio 4) and ''Series/FistOfFun'' (Radio 1) and presented three series of ''Lee and Herring'' on Radio 1 which mixed sketches which music chosen by the duo themselves. They later starred in a television version of ''Fist of Fun'' and a live Sunday afternoon show called ''This Morning With Richard Not Judy''. Lee then moved away from performing to concentrate on directing shows for fellow comedians ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' and Simon Munnery before co-writing and directing the notorious musical ''[[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] - The Opera'' which attracted a prosecution for blasphemy. He then returned to stand-up and, in 2007, was awarded the dubious honour of being the 41st best Stand Up Comedian (which he took as the title of his next tour). He returned to television with ''Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle'', a mixture of stand-up and sketches, with three series filmed.


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: His show '41st Best Stand Up Comedian' was based on the fact that Stewart's mother once raved about a joke told by cabaret entertainer and former TV Quiz show host Tom O'Connor, which she said was better than anything Stewart had done. When he had nearly finished writing the show, he rang his mum to ask for permission to use this in the show...she responded that the comedian she liked wasn't Tom O'Connor but someone she couldn't remember. Rather than abandon the idea, Stew thought that the idea the his own mother thought he wasn't as good as some unknown comedian was so hilarious that he incorporated it into the show.
31st Oct '17 6:09:05 PM dlchen145
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Stewart Lee is a British [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand up comedian]], writer and director. Early on in his career he wrote material for ''Series/SpittingImage'' and ''Weekending'' before teaming up with Richard Herring to write material for ''Series/TheDayToday'''s radio predecessor ''OnTheHour''. Lee And Herring later started in their radios [[SketchComedy sketch show]] ''Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World'' (Radio 4) and ''Series/FistOfFun'' (Radio 1) and presented three series of ''Lee and Herring'' on Radio 1 which mixed sketches which music chosen by the duo themselves. They later starred in a television version of ''Fist of Fun'' and a live Sunday afternoon show called ''This Morning With Richard Not Judy''. Lee then moved away from performing to concentrate on directing shows for fellow comedians ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' and Simon Munnery before co-writing and directing the notorious musical ''[[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] - The Opera'' which attracted a prosecution for blasphemy. He then returned to stand-up and, in 2007, was awarded the dubious honour of being the 41st best Stand Up Comedian (which he took as the title of his next tour). He returned to television with ''Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle'', a mixture of stand-up and sketches, with three series filmed.

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Stewart Graham Lee (born 5 April 1968) is a British [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand up comedian]], writer and director. Early on in his career he wrote material for ''Series/SpittingImage'' and ''Weekending'' before teaming up with Richard Herring to write material for ''Series/TheDayToday'''s radio predecessor ''OnTheHour''. Lee And Herring later started in their radios [[SketchComedy sketch show]] ''Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World'' (Radio 4) and ''Series/FistOfFun'' (Radio 1) and presented three series of ''Lee and Herring'' on Radio 1 which mixed sketches which music chosen by the duo themselves. They later starred in a television version of ''Fist of Fun'' and a live Sunday afternoon show called ''This Morning With Richard Not Judy''. Lee then moved away from performing to concentrate on directing shows for fellow comedians ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' and Simon Munnery before co-writing and directing the notorious musical ''[[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] - The Opera'' which attracted a prosecution for blasphemy. He then returned to stand-up and, in 2007, was awarded the dubious honour of being the 41st best Stand Up Comedian (which he took as the title of his next tour). He returned to television with ''Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle'', a mixture of stand-up and sketches, with three series filmed.
11th Apr '17 8:57:58 AM TrippyDippy
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* RedOniBlueOni: He's the dry-witted Blue Oni to his partner Richard Herring's more excitable Red.
28th Mar '17 6:47:31 PM nombretomado
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* ViewersAreMorons. Especially when they vote [[OnlyFoolsAndHorses Del Boy falling through the bar]] the funniest comedy moment of the century. "That's what you like is it? A man falling over!"

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* ViewersAreMorons. Especially when they vote [[OnlyFoolsAndHorses [[Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses Del Boy falling through the bar]] the funniest comedy moment of the century. "That's what you like is it? A man falling over!"
20th Feb '17 5:29:11 PM nombretomado
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* DisposableSexWorker: He rips into the ''[[BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' columnist Richard Littlejohn for displaying this attitude, imagining Littlejohn travelling the UK carving "Prostitute... not someone who works as a prostitute... P.S... I hate women, obviously... and I'm glad when they die. Yours, Richard Littlejohn... [[CountryMatters cunt]]" onto the graves of such victims.

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* DisposableSexWorker: He rips into the ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' columnist Richard Littlejohn for displaying this attitude, imagining Littlejohn travelling the UK carving "Prostitute... not someone who works as a prostitute... P.S... I hate women, obviously... and I'm glad when they die. Yours, Richard Littlejohn... [[CountryMatters cunt]]" onto the graves of such victims.
10th Feb '17 3:45:12 AM DoctorNemesis
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* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Despite frequently making comedians such as Michael [=McIntyre=] the butt of many of his jokes, he has confessed that he often feels the need to come to their defence when non-comedians mock or belittle them around him, on the basis that comedy can be a very hard job and the fact that these comedians are able to make large numbers of people laugh means that they're doing something right and have ''some'' talent, even if what they do isn't particularly to his personal taste.
10th Feb '17 3:41:13 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Discussed in his book ''How I Escaped My Certain Fate The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian''. In his commentary on one of his routines, transcribed from a show that took place in Glasgow, he notes that the Scottish in particular tend to have a bit of a persecution complex about themselves and the English, and often look deeply for perceived insults and reasons to be offended, even if they were unintentional or minor. As an English comedian, he admits to initially finding this intimidating before hitting on the strategy of baldly insulting his Scottish audiences to their faces, but in a way that often used facts about Scotland that are obscure and little-known outside of the country. He gradually found that combination of deliberately pushing their specific buttons ''and'' demonstrating that he'd done his homework would actually earn their respect and laughs, even if grudgingly.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Discussed in his book ''How I Escaped My Certain Fate The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian''. In his commentary on one of his routines, transcribed from a show that took place in Glasgow, he notes that the Scottish in particular tend to have a bit of a persecution complex about themselves and the English, and often look deeply for perceived insults and reasons to be offended, even if they were unintentional or minor. As an English comedian, he admits to initially finding this intimidating before hitting on the strategy of baldly insulting his Scottish audiences to their faces, but in a way that often used facts about Scotland or irritants the Scottish have that are obscure and little-known outside of the country. He gradually found that combination of deliberately pushing their specific buttons ''and'' demonstrating that he'd done his homework would actually earn their respect and laughs, even if grudgingly.
12th Jan '17 3:53:41 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Discussed in his book ''How I Escaped My Certain Fate The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian''. In his commentary on one of his routines, transcribed from a show that took place in Glasgow, he notes that the Scottish in particular tend to have a bit of a persecution complex about themselves and the English, and often look deeply for perceived insults and slights specifically to be offended, even if they were unintentional or minor. As an English comedian, he admits to initially finding this intimidating before hitting on the strategy of baldly insulting his Scottish audiences to their faces, but in a way that often used facts about Scotland that are obscure and little-known outside of the country. He gradually found that combination of deliberately pushing their specific buttons ''and'' demonstrating that he'd done his homework would actually earn their respect and laughs, even if grudgingly.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Discussed in his book ''How I Escaped My Certain Fate The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian''. In his commentary on one of his routines, transcribed from a show that took place in Glasgow, he notes that the Scottish in particular tend to have a bit of a persecution complex about themselves and the English, and often look deeply for perceived insults and slights specifically reasons to be offended, even if they were unintentional or minor. As an English comedian, he admits to initially finding this intimidating before hitting on the strategy of baldly insulting his Scottish audiences to their faces, but in a way that often used facts about Scotland that are obscure and little-known outside of the country. He gradually found that combination of deliberately pushing their specific buttons ''and'' demonstrating that he'd done his homework would actually earn their respect and laughs, even if grudgingly.
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