Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stewart Lee: If You Prefer a Milder Comedian Please Ask For One

Great show tonight. I hadn't realised the "German Comedy Ambassador", Henning Wehn ( was going to appear before Stewart Lee.

He was excellent. If you get a chance to see him as part of this show or in an independent production, I would highly recommend it... Unless you are easily offended, or one of the McCann's!!!

Stewart Lee was on after a 20 minute interval following Herr Wehn. He was brilliant, as expected. His rapier like, satirist's wit initially employed to humiliate and expose a blatant and wholly unfair loyalty card based administrative error at Cafe Nero that led to him being denied his rightful free coffee... "ABSOLUTE CORPORATE IDIOCY!"

He went on to explain why 38 year old Scotch* comedian Frankie Boyle was right to describe all 40 year old-plus comedians as being "too old for stand up comedy". They lacked the anger of the younger satirists such as 38 year old Boyle. Quite right explains Lee. Just 18 months ago, Lee (now 41), would have been aghast and livid at the haunted status of the Queen's vagina. But now, at the grand old age of two score and one he is, at best, ambivalent about it. Frankie Boyle on the other hand is infuriated about the situation (as you will be aware if you've seen his act).

Best quote of the night, the inverse Daily Mail style quote, "If there's one thing I hate it's Emigrants". This was from a section of the act about how, those who emigrate (to, say, the former colony of New Vancouver-Zealand-Frisco) often claim a higher standard of living can be found. But, on deeper investigation, it often boils down to little more than the availability of MASSIVE PRAWNS. Massive prawns = quality of life. MASSIVE PRAWNS, five times the size of your ludicrous British prawns..quality of life, prawns... etc.

Ok, I'm still a bit drunk and shouldn't be blogging in this state. A proper review can be found via the link below; may add more tomorrow if my alcohol addled brain allows any more lucid recollection of tonight's events.

Gute Nacht!

* Before any non-Stewart Lee fans point out that it should be Scots not Scotch... I do know, honest!

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