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[[caption-width-right:300:Terry Christian's let himself go.]]

-->''Are you a sardine?''

Stewart Lee is a British [[StandUpComedy stand up comedian]], writer and director. Early on in his career he wrote material for ''SpittingImage'' and ''Weekending'' before teaming up with Richard Herring to write material for ''TheDayToday'''s radio predecessor ''OnTheHour''. Lee And Herring later started in their radios [[SketchComedy sketch show]] ''Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World'' (Radio 4) and ''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 {{The Mighty Boosh}} and Simon Munnery before co-writing and directing the notorious musical ''JerrySpringer - 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 which has been green-lit for a third series.

Stewart Lee's comedy is noted for his extensive use of {{Deconstruction}} and {{Lampshading}} (to the point where he is likely to lampshade his deconstruction of a piece of {{lampshading}} and then deconstruct himself doing so) and his ability to mine over half an hour's comedy from the most mundane of subjects.

He has so far released five stand up [=DVDs=]: ''Stand-Up Comedian'' (2005), ''90s Comedian'' (2006), ''41st Best Stand Up Ever!'' (2008), ''If You Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One'' (2010) and ''Carpet Remnant World'' (2012)

He wrote a novel called ''The Perfect Fool'', and a book called ''How I Escaped My Certain Fate'' which is a sort of DVDCommentary on his first three [=DVDs=].

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!Tropes associated with Stewart Lee

* BitingTheHandHumour: Lee thought nothing of making fun of BBC Radio 4 comedy on his BBC comedy series, and once wrote a drunken sarcastic riposte to the Foster's Comedy God Poll while drunk on Foster's.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: A running joke in his TV series had Stewart Lee speaking favourably to his studio audience; and then turn round to the camera and berating the tv audience for not being at a live gig.
* CallBack: One of the masters of this technique.
--> ''" My Grandfather built his house out of old [[ThePoppy discarded poppies]]...now remember that because I'll be coming back to my Grandfather and, um, his nest of poppies and it'll be, um, extremely satisfying.''
** He usually structures an entire two hour show around a series of ludicrously convoluted callbacks. His most recent tour, Carpet Remnant World, goes so far as to lampshade this technique, as he repeatedly states that there is no running thread or theme to the show but he is planning a series of callbacks at the end which will give the illusion of a unified whole.
* CannotTellAJoke: He can, but his on-stage persona is that of a miserable failure, and so he takes great delight in pretending to tell awful jokes, when the comedy really comes from his despair.
** He will also frequently tell a joke that is different from his usual style and then berate the audience for liking it, because it was shallow and simple-minded.
** Season 2 of Comedy Vehicle drives this home. He's told [[ExecutiveMeddling if he wants a third series]] he needs to put more jokes in it. So he comes up with 4 jokes, and within the first episode, he tells three of them. They aren't great jokes.
* CrazyPrepared: The opening routine of his fourth DVD 'If You Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One' has a classic example. Ostensibly he starts by complaining about a piece of officiousness from Caffe Nero refusing to recognise that he has enough stamps on his card for a free coffee. However, the routine would constantly fail due to the fact that no-one in the audience could see what was wrong with the card (there were three stamps in blue) which made it look as if Lee was complaining about absolutely nothing. However, he would suddenly reveal that this was all a set up by going off stage and coming back on with a '''huge''' painted mock-up of the card painted by himself to show the three blue stamps.
* CreatorBreakdown: "41st Best Standup" is deliberately based around him supposedly having one of these. To the point that he ends up standing in the audience yelling without a microphone about how he wasted his money on a insect costume for a TV pilot that wasn't picked up.
** At the end of "Milder Comedian" he has a minor one over a pear cider advert.
* CrossingTheLineTwice. One of his favourite devices, pushing a particular routine as far as the audience will take it, and then further. [[invoked]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: Lee loves to set a joke up or a particular set or style, completely ruin it, then spend the next 20 minutes explaining in detail every aspect of the joke and why it is funny.
** For instance, this routine deconstructs the sort of things that observational comedians derive humour from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z3nJ0HKKjQ
* 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... I hate women. Obviously. Sincerely, Richard Littlejohn... [[CountryMatters cunt]]" onto the graves of such victims.
** [[spoiler: "P.S: Not someone who works as a cunt."]]
* DontExplainTheJoke: Lee's humour often revels in subverting this comedic rule, sometimes deliberately pushing it deliberately to reveal the absurdity of the jokes, other times just to save Daily Mail journalists a long and pointless email correspondence. His book "How I Escaped My Certain Fate" is basically him dissecting his routine and explaining the thought process behind each joke.
** 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.
* HappilyAdopted: Several of his routines touch on how he was adopted at birth. Despite some bitterness he seems relatively relaxed about it.
* HypocriticalHumour: From 'How I Escaped My Certain Fate'. "I'm sick of reading on Daily Mail message boards that I am 'one of these foul-mouthed modern comedians' when I am absolutely not. Honestly, who are these cunts?"
* IncrediblyLamePun: In a routine about interviewing Ang Lee about his making of {{TheHulk}}, Stewart Lee milks a joke about 'Don't make me Ang Lee. You wouldn't like me when I'm Ang Lee' for all it is worth (finishing with another incredibly lame pun about him going to the dentist at 2.30).
* MemeticMutation: "Well they would have that in that London" seems to be appearing a lot in online comments forums.
* MoneyDearBoy: The reason for his appearing on a stream of quiz shows in 2006 was to pay for his wedding.
* OneOfUs: He has an encyclopediac knowledge of Marvel comics, particularly the Incredible Hulk. (He once challenged an audience member to ask him a question about The Hulk comics strip; when the audience member jokingly asked him what colour he was, Stewart Lee correctly replied that he was grey for the first few issues).
* OverlyLongGag: Occasional due to his incessant rants (such as the TopGear rant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7CnMQ4L9Pc that lasts 14 minutes)]].
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: On one of his stand-up tours, he billed himself as 'Britain's Third Most Rigorously Analytical Comedian'
* PoliticalCorrectness: One of the few comedians to come out in favour of Political Correctness (or at least defend the principles behind it).
** PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Strongly opposed to it, to the point he even discusses [[{{Anvilicious}} how even health and safety regulations]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsV1TuESrc are twisted into blame for the "PC Brigade".]]
* PresentCompanyExcluded: Real Life example, when Lee won the City Limits New Act of the Year competition, the judge told him 'Well done, we'll show those Oxbridge wankers like Rob Newman and David Baddiel what real comedy is". The judge then resorted to this trope when Stewart Lee informed him that he too was an Oxbridge graduate.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''This Morning with Richard Not Judy'' was jostled around a bit and at one point the show was moved from its normal Friday slot to Thursday, only nobody at the BBC told anybody involved in the making of the show about it and the episode wasn't yet edited to be shown. So Lee and Co had to rush around to find an editing suite to get the show done in time.
** Also there is the infamous failed BBC show. That was commissioned and given the green light for a pilot. Then the BBC had a change of heart and required the pilot first before the series would get commissioned. Before finally being rejected a year after being commissioned with no pilot filmed.
* SelfDeprecation: ...No, not Terry Christian that other one, Mark Lamarr, but hes really fucking let himself go.
** ...Ooh, Music/{{Morrissey}}'s let himself go.
* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: His TV routine about rappers: "You know the rappers that they have now, on the top of the pops? And outside the shopping precincts."
* TakeThat: Chris Moyles, Dan Brown, Jeremy Clarkson, Jim Davidson, Joe Pasquale...the list is endless. When discussing common traits of his comedy, he mentions that it often involves "disproportionate hatred towards relatively innocuous figures."
** Lee even has a special section of his website called [[http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/plagiarists.php Plagiarists' Corner]] dedicated to various people who have ripped off his material over the years. Considering his humour, it's unsurprisingly an ironic venture, in that most of the material has only passing similarities which get more bizarre as you go through the list.
** Tom O'Connor comes in for ''massive'' mockery in the [=41st=] Best Stand Up Ever, due to his mother's love of him. He also rips into Channel4 and [=E4=] whilst simultaneously lampshading how this will stop them buying the routine for distribution.
** Taken UpToEleven in his rant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Xg51oCJdo about the countryside from his Comedy Vehicle series]]; when he mentions the countryside has nothing but has-been celebrities, he mentions that Paddy [=McGuinness=] will undoubtedly turn up "with his joke", before moving on and mentioning that [[spoiler:the horse in the field he was previously discussing noticed a flyer for [=McGuinness=]' appearance, and it responded by slowly killing itself over four hours by sawing it's neck on a barbed wire fence.]]
* 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!'
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Richard Herring.
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-->''No, I'm an entomologist.''

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[[caption-width-right:300:Terry Christian's let himself go.]]

-->''Are you a sardine?''

Stewart Lee is a British [[StandUpComedy stand up comedian]], writer and director. Early on in his career he wrote material for ''SpittingImage'' and ''Weekending'' before teaming up with Richard Herring to write material for ''TheDayToday'''s radio predecessor ''OnTheHour''. Lee And Herring later started in their radios [[SketchComedy sketch show]] ''Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World'' (Radio 4) and ''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 {{The Mighty Boosh}} and Simon Munnery before co-writing and directing the notorious musical ''JerrySpringer - 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 which has been green-lit for a third series.

Stewart Lee's comedy is noted for his extensive use of {{Deconstruction}} and {{Lampshading}} (to the point where he is likely to lampshade his deconstruction of a piece of {{lampshading}} and then deconstruct himself doing so) and his ability to mine over half an hour's comedy from the most mundane of subjects.

He has so far released five stand up [=DVDs=]: ''Stand-Up Comedian'' (2005), ''90s Comedian'' (2006), ''41st Best Stand Up Ever!'' (2008), ''If You Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One'' (2010) and ''Carpet Remnant World'' (2012)

He wrote a novel called ''The Perfect Fool'', and a book called ''How I Escaped My Certain Fate'' which is a sort of DVDCommentary on his first three [=DVDs=].

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!Tropes associated with Stewart Lee

* BitingTheHandHumour: Lee thought nothing of making fun of BBC Radio 4 comedy on his BBC comedy series, and once wrote a drunken sarcastic riposte to the Foster's Comedy God Poll while drunk on Foster's.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: A running joke in his TV series had Stewart Lee speaking favourably to his studio audience; and then turn round to the camera and berating the tv audience for not being at a live gig.
* CallBack: One of the masters of this technique.
--> ''" My Grandfather built his house out of old [[ThePoppy discarded poppies]]...now remember that because I'll be coming back to my Grandfather and, um, his nest of poppies and it'll be, um, extremely satisfying.''
** He usually structures an entire two hour show around a series of ludicrously convoluted callbacks. His most recent tour, Carpet Remnant World, goes so far as to lampshade this technique, as he repeatedly states that there is no running thread or theme to the show but he is planning a series of callbacks at the end which will give the illusion of a unified whole.
* CannotTellAJoke: He can, but his on-stage persona is that of a miserable failure, and so he takes great delight in pretending to tell awful jokes, when the comedy really comes from his despair.
** He will also frequently tell a joke that is different from his usual style and then berate the audience for liking it, because it was shallow and simple-minded.
** Season 2 of Comedy Vehicle drives this home. He's told [[ExecutiveMeddling if he wants a third series]] he needs to put more jokes in it. So he comes up with 4 jokes, and within the first episode, he tells three of them. They aren't great jokes.
* CrazyPrepared: The opening routine of his fourth DVD 'If You Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One' has a classic example. Ostensibly he starts by complaining about a piece of officiousness from Caffe Nero refusing to recognise that he has enough stamps on his card for a free coffee. However, the routine would constantly fail due to the fact that no-one in the audience could see what was wrong with the card (there were three stamps in blue) which made it look as if Lee was complaining about absolutely nothing. However, he would suddenly reveal that this was all a set up by going off stage and coming back on with a '''huge''' painted mock-up of the card painted by himself to show the three blue stamps.
* CreatorBreakdown: "41st Best Standup" is deliberately based around him supposedly having one of these. To the point that he ends up standing in the audience yelling without a microphone about how he wasted his money on a insect costume for a TV pilot that wasn't picked up.
** At the end of "Milder Comedian" he has a minor one over a pear cider advert.
* CrossingTheLineTwice. One of his favourite devices, pushing a particular routine as far as the audience will take it, and then further. [[invoked]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: Lee loves to set a joke up or a particular set or style, completely ruin it, then spend the next 20 minutes explaining in detail every aspect of the joke and why it is funny.
** For instance, this routine deconstructs the sort of things that observational comedians derive humour from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z3nJ0HKKjQ
* 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... I hate women. Obviously. Sincerely, Richard Littlejohn... [[CountryMatters cunt]]" onto the graves of such victims.
** [[spoiler: "P.S: Not someone who works as a cunt."]]
* DontExplainTheJoke: Lee's humour often revels in subverting this comedic rule, sometimes deliberately pushing it deliberately to reveal the absurdity of the jokes, other times just to save Daily Mail journalists a long and pointless email correspondence. His book "How I Escaped My Certain Fate" is basically him dissecting his routine and explaining the thought process behind each joke.
** 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.
* HappilyAdopted: Several of his routines touch on how he was adopted at birth. Despite some bitterness he seems relatively relaxed about it.
* HypocriticalHumour: From 'How I Escaped My Certain Fate'. "I'm sick of reading on Daily Mail message boards that I am 'one of these foul-mouthed modern comedians' when I am absolutely not. Honestly, who are these cunts?"
* IncrediblyLamePun: In a routine about interviewing Ang Lee about his making of {{TheHulk}}, Stewart Lee milks a joke about 'Don't make me Ang Lee. You wouldn't like me when I'm Ang Lee' for all it is worth (finishing with another incredibly lame pun about him going to the dentist at 2.30).
* MemeticMutation: "Well they would have that in that London" seems to be appearing a lot in online comments forums.
* MoneyDearBoy: The reason for his appearing on a stream of quiz shows in 2006 was to pay for his wedding.
* OneOfUs: He has an encyclopediac knowledge of Marvel comics, particularly the Incredible Hulk. (He once challenged an audience member to ask him a question about The Hulk comics strip; when the audience member jokingly asked him what colour he was, Stewart Lee correctly replied that he was grey for the first few issues).
* OverlyLongGag: Occasional due to his incessant rants (such as the TopGear rant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7CnMQ4L9Pc that lasts 14 minutes)]].
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: On one of his stand-up tours, he billed himself as 'Britain's Third Most Rigorously Analytical Comedian'
* PoliticalCorrectness: One of the few comedians to come out in favour of Political Correctness (or at least defend the principles behind it).
** PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Strongly opposed to it, to the point he even discusses [[{{Anvilicious}} how even health and safety regulations]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsV1TuESrc are twisted into blame for the "PC Brigade".]]
* PresentCompanyExcluded: Real Life example, when Lee won the City Limits New Act of the Year competition, the judge told him 'Well done, we'll show those Oxbridge wankers like Rob Newman and David Baddiel what real comedy is". The judge then resorted to this trope when Stewart Lee informed him that he too was an Oxbridge graduate.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''This Morning with Richard Not Judy'' was jostled around a bit and at one point the show was moved from its normal Friday slot to Thursday, only nobody at the BBC told anybody involved in the making of the show about it and the episode wasn't yet edited to be shown. So Lee and Co had to rush around to find an editing suite to get the show done in time.
** Also there is the infamous failed BBC show. That was commissioned and given the green light for a pilot. Then the BBC had a change of heart and required the pilot first before the series would get commissioned. Before finally being rejected a year after being commissioned with no pilot filmed.
* SelfDeprecation: ...No, not Terry Christian that other one, Mark Lamarr, but hes really fucking let himself go.
** ...Ooh, Music/{{Morrissey}}'s let himself go.
* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: His TV routine about rappers: "You know the rappers that they have now, on the top of the pops? And outside the shopping precincts."
* TakeThat: Chris Moyles, Dan Brown, Jeremy Clarkson, Jim Davidson, Joe Pasquale...the list is endless. When discussing common traits of his comedy, he mentions that it often involves "disproportionate hatred towards relatively innocuous figures."
** Lee even has a special section of his website called [[http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/plagiarists.php Plagiarists' Corner]] dedicated to various people who have ripped off his material over the years. Considering his humour, it's unsurprisingly an ironic venture, in that most of the material has only passing similarities which get more bizarre as you go through the list.
** Tom O'Connor comes in for ''massive'' mockery in the [=41st=] Best Stand Up Ever, due to his mother's love of him. He also rips into Channel4 and [=E4=] whilst simultaneously lampshading how this will stop them buying the routine for distribution.
** Taken UpToEleven in his rant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Xg51oCJdo about the countryside from his Comedy Vehicle series]]; when he mentions the countryside has nothing but has-been celebrities, he mentions that Paddy [=McGuinness=] will undoubtedly turn up "with his joke", before moving on and mentioning that [[spoiler:the horse in the field he was previously discussing noticed a flyer for [=McGuinness=]' appearance, and it responded by slowly killing itself over four hours by sawing it's neck on a barbed wire fence.]]
* 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!'
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Richard Herring.
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-->''No, I'm an entomologist.''
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22nd Apr '13 1:41:28 PM AB
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* MemeticMutation: "Well they would have that in that London" seems to be appearing a lot in online comments forums.
5th Apr '13 6:50:03 PM TinyTedDanson
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* CrossingTheLineTwice. One of his favourite devices, pushing a particular routine as far as the audience will take it, and then further.

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* CrossingTheLineTwice. One of his favourite devices, pushing a particular routine as far as the audience will take it, and then further. [[invoked]]



* [[DontExplainTheJoke Don't Explain The Joke]]: Lee's humour often revels in subverting this comedic rule, sometimes deliberately pushing it deliberately to reveal the absurdity of the jokes, other times just to save Daily Mail journalists a long and pointless email correspondence. His book "How I Escaped My Certain Fate" is basically him dissecting his routine and explaining the thought process behind each joke.

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* [[DontExplainTheJoke Don't Explain The Joke]]: DontExplainTheJoke: Lee's humour often revels in subverting this comedic rule, sometimes deliberately pushing it deliberately to reveal the absurdity of the jokes, other times just to save Daily Mail journalists a long and pointless email correspondence. His book "How I Escaped My Certain Fate" is basically him dissecting his routine and explaining the thought process behind each joke.joke.
** 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.



* OverlyLongGag: Occasional due to his incessant rants (such as the TopGear rant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7CnMQ4L9Pc that lasts 14 minutes)]].



** PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Strongly opposed to it, to the point he even discusses [[{{Anvilicious}} how even health and safety regulations]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsV1TuESrc are twisted into blame for the "PC Brigade".]]



* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: His TV routine about rappers 'You know the rappers that they have now, on the top of the pops? And outside the shopping precincts'

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** ...Ooh, Music/{{Morrissey}}'s let himself go.
* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: His TV routine about rappers 'You rappers: "You know the rappers that they have now, on the top of the pops? And outside the shopping precincts'precincts."



** Lee even has a special section of his website called [[http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/plagiarists.php Plagiarists' Corner]] dedicated to various people who have ripped off his material over the years.
*** Plagiarist's Corner is most likely an ironic venture, in that most of the material has only passing similarities which get more bizarre as you go through the list.
*** And that sometimes it's him being the plagiarist.
*** Tom O'Connor comes in for ''massive'' mockery in the [=41st=] Best Stand Up Ever, due to his mother's love of him. He also rips into Channel4 and [=E4=] whilst simultaneously lampshading how this will stop them buying the routine for distribution.
**** Although the Tom O'Connor routine ends in an EpicFail when his mother suddenly realises that the comedian she was raging about was someone totally different.

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** Lee even has a special section of his website called [[http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/plagiarists.php Plagiarists' Corner]] dedicated to various people who have ripped off his material over the years.
*** Plagiarist's Corner is most likely
years. Considering his humour, it's unsurprisingly an ironic venture, in that most of the material has only passing similarities which get more bizarre as you go through the list.
*** And that sometimes it's him being the plagiarist.
***
** Tom O'Connor comes in for ''massive'' mockery in the [=41st=] Best Stand Up Ever, due to his mother's love of him. He also rips into Channel4 and [=E4=] whilst simultaneously lampshading how this will stop them buying the routine for distribution.
**** Although the Tom O'Connor routine ends ** Taken UpToEleven in an EpicFail when his mother suddenly realises that the comedian she was raging rant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Xg51oCJdo about the countryside from his Comedy Vehicle series]]; when he mentions the countryside has nothing but has-been celebrities, he mentions that Paddy [=McGuinness=] will undoubtedly turn up "with his joke", before moving on and mentioning that [[spoiler:the horse in the field he was someone totally different. previously discussing noticed a flyer for [=McGuinness=]' appearance, and it responded by slowly killing itself over four hours by sawing it's neck on a barbed wire fence.]]
30th Mar '13 11:24:16 PM RavenWilder
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* RefugeInAudacity. The only possible refuge for a particular routine involving vomiting in Jesus's face.
31st Jan '13 11:31:38 AM culfy
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**** Although the Tom O'Connor routine ends in an EpicFail when his mother suddenly realises that the comedian she was raging about was someone totally different.
31st Jan '13 11:31:38 AM culfy
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**** Although the Tom O'Connor routine ends in an EpicFail when his mother suddenly realises that the comedian she was raging about was someone totally different.
17th Jan '13 7:49:50 PM Rissa
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** Lee even has a special section of his website called [[http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/plagiarists.htm Plagiarists' Corner]] dedicated to various people who have ripped off his material over the years.

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** Lee even has a special section of his website called [[http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/plagiarists.htm php Plagiarists' Corner]] dedicated to various people who have ripped off his material over the years.
17th Jan '13 7:34:51 PM Rissa
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* CrazyPrepared: The opening routine of his fourth DVD 'If You Want A Milder Comedian, Ask For One' has a classic example. Ostensibly he starts by complaining about a piece of officiousness from Cafe Nero refusing to recognise that he has enough stamps on his card for a free coffee. However, the routine would constantly fail due to the fact that no-one in the audience could see what was wrong with the card (there were three stamps in blue) which made it look as if Lee was complaining about absolutely nothing. However, he would suddenly reveal that this was all a set up by going off stage and coming back on with a '''huge''' painted mock-up of the card painted by himself to show the three blue stamps.

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* CrazyPrepared: The opening routine of his fourth DVD 'If You Want Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One' has a classic example. Ostensibly he starts by complaining about a piece of officiousness from Cafe Caffe Nero refusing to recognise that he has enough stamps on his card for a free coffee. However, the routine would constantly fail due to the fact that no-one in the audience could see what was wrong with the card (there were three stamps in blue) which made it look as if Lee was complaining about absolutely nothing. However, he would suddenly reveal that this was all a set up by going off stage and coming back on with a '''huge''' painted mock-up of the card painted by himself to show the three blue stamps.



** At the end of "Milder Comedian" he has a minor one over a pear cider advert.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''This Morning with Richard Not Judy'' was jostled around a bit and at one point the show was moved from it's normal Friday slot to Thursday, only nobody at the BBC told anybody involved in the making of the show about it and the episode wasn't yet edited to be shown. So Lee and Co had to rush around to find an editing suite to get the show done in time.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''This Morning with Richard Not Judy'' was jostled around a bit and at one point the show was moved from it's its normal Friday slot to Thursday, only nobody at the BBC told anybody involved in the making of the show about it and the episode wasn't yet edited to be shown. So Lee and Co had to rush around to find an editing suite to get the show done in time.



* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: His TV routine about rappers 'You know the rappers that they have now, on the top of the pops? And outside the shopping precints'

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* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: His TV routine about rappers 'You know the rappers that they have now, on the top of the pops? And outside the shopping precints'precincts'
17th Jan '13 7:31:55 PM Rissa
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* PresentCompanyExcluded: Real Life example, when Lee won the City Limits New Act of the Year competition, the judge told him 'Well done, we'll show those Oxbridge wankers like Rob Newman and David Baddiel what real comedy is". The judge then resorted to this trope when Stewart Lee informed him that he too was an Oxbridge gradate.

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* PresentCompanyExcluded: Real Life example, when Lee won the City Limits New Act of the Year competition, the judge told him 'Well done, we'll show those Oxbridge wankers like Rob Newman and David Baddiel what real comedy is". The judge then resorted to this trope when Stewart Lee informed him that he too was an Oxbridge gradate.graduate.
14th Jan '13 5:15:17 AM Achaemenid
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** [[spoiler: "P.S: Not someone who works as a cunt."]]
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