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Stewart Lee – A Room With A Stew (Stewart Lee)

By | Published on Thursday 13 August 2015

Stewart Lee

“No one is equipped to review me,” suggests Stewart Lee, who can’t help but continue to have a dig at the press – and, more specifically, the Telegraph. He spends time tearing apart his audience for being “lacklustre”, while humorously stating that the show would be better at The Stand with his proper fans. Lee, with his dry wit and mostly expressionless face, quickly warms up, presenting disdain for fellow comics – involving ten minutes of increasing laughter as the comedian tries to fathom how Graham Norton beat his ‘Comedy Vehicle’ to a BAFTA. The final section on Islamophobia went off on a tangent, which included a hilarious mocking of Roy Chubby Brown, but this work-in-progress is certainly close to TV standards already.

Assembly Rooms, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kieran Scott]