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Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.

Yayy, the guvnor back on tv. I can't see why some people don't like him or don't find him funny. Without being too judgemental i think they must be idiots and need to raise their game a tad.  Only slightly joshing, i just think the guy is head and shoulders above anyone else interns of originality, inventiveness, atmosphere and smart laughs. Always developing, contemporary, brilliantly self aware and most important of all, very very funny with a perfect sense of........ comedy timing.

I can honestly say I've not laughed as much as i have at his  live shows, painful, tear inducing laughter at that. TV can rarely achieve those kinds of live highs but the first of six shown last Saturday BBC2 was damm good. Watch it on t'player then laugh with me at the rest. That's a Reg First line whip.
Robert Robinson

Shit Bottle!!
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 yep, loved the bit when he says looking back, the story is the base of his entire comedy career.
Plastic Man

Just watched the first two in the iPlayer.

I'm not overly familiar with Mr Lee's oeuvre, but warmed to him quickly.

His gradual, grinding onslaught challenging UKIP spokesman Paul Nuttall's opinion that Bulgaria's brightest should stay at home to help improve the Bulgarian economy rather than emigrate to Britain was genius.

And the delivery of his riposte to his "friend" Lee Mack who had described him in his autobiography as being a "cultural bully from the Oxbridge Mafia who wants to appear morally superior but couldn't cut the mustard on a panel game" was self-deprecating deadpan humour at its best.

In the second episode he had opened with what risked becoming an overly long repetitious story based on a taxi driver commenting that "these days you get arrested and thrown into jail if you say youíre English, donít you".

He finished the episode by describing how that the multicultural primary school his daughter attended in Hackney celebrated festivals to cater for all cultures. On one occasion to celebrate Englishness, she had to dress accordingly. So Ms Lee was dressed as a 1970 football hooligan and filled with Special Brew and amphetamines. When she said she was English and called out anyone who had a problem with it, the Special Branch got involved, thereby proving "these days you get arrested and thrown into jail if you say youíre English, donít you".




And that his timing is very good as well.
Late Doors

 yes, genius is the word, peerless as well
bearing

I do enjoy watching him but I have heard he can be a bit of an egotistic prat when he wants to be, to the extent of abusing his own paying crowd.
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 sometimes they deserve it, when they dont get the gags
grunt

If I was at a Stewart Lee gig and didn't get berated in some way, I'd want my money back. The egotistic prat is part of his on-stage persona.

That Shitterton analogy of his comedy style is so apt.
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In the second episode he had opened with what risked becoming an overly long repetitious story based on a taxi driver commenting that "these days you get arrested and thrown into jail if you say youíre English, donít you".


I'm not sure how many times he repeated that particular sentence but it just got funnier and funnier, even though there's some moment's where you think 'enough now'. Like the 5th or 6th Shitterton sign. It takes some bravado to pull this off.
Late Doors

Think he must be a marmite love him or hate him kind of guy going by the chats I've had about him this weekend. A couple of lads said they don't get him at all and MrsD has gone right off him. I think this last series has been amongst the best comedy half hours on telly ever. I've been rolling about laughing at them. That £12.99 bottle of wine thing he did on the last one left me in tears laughing so much. The interviews with Chris Morris were comedy genius. He is simply the best comedian around for me, by a country mile.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

the champagne-socialism grates a bit

but a great comedian with a unique style

you have to be in a slowed-down mood to appreciate the humour and be patient

Fast Show it aint
Frazier Cranium

He reminds me of an old mate of mine, the way he talks and smiles a lot when he's airing his distaste of things.  This mate was a bit of a twat at times but overall a very decent chap who seemed to almost enjoy being told to shut the fuck up.  Lee has a bit of a stiletto style about him, smiling and speaking softly just as he secretly sticks the blade in the buttock of a chosen subject.  I think he's pretty sound, it's only an act, he's only a comedian.

May I add that I detest that Plug lookalike Russell Howard, of whom I know LD has a good, very annoying story

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