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Stewart Lee & Oxide Ghosts - The Brass Eye Tapes
Stewart Lee (Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle) and Michael Cumming (Brass Eye, Toast Of London) are currently mid-way through collaborating on a documentary about Robert Lloyd, of the enduring Birmingham post-punk band The Nightingales (The John Peel Show, Clash White Riot Tour), entitled King Rocker. In order to raise money to pay for further train fares and Travelodges they are pooling their resources for one special night only, here at EartH.
Michael Cumming will introduce a screening of his documentary about Chris Morris’ Brass Eye series, Oxide Ghosts. And then Stewart Lee will perform an extended set of Work In Progress, an hour of material in development for his forthcoming tour show, Snowflake/Tornado. There will be a raffle to win cool comedy memorabilia from both auteurs’ personal bin-bags. After the event ends a cut-down taster of King Rocker in its unfinished state will be available to view, as a bonus treat.
An official Channel 4 survey of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups Ever placed Stewart Lee at number 41. His mother, whom he loves dearly, thinks Tom O'Connor the better comedian, having seen him do a joke about a sardine on a cruise ship ten years ago. And he isn't even in the top 100... 'The funniest, most cliche-free comedian on the circuit' (Ricky Gervais). 'Superlative... Remains one of the best stand-ups in the country' (Metro) 'Marvellously funny: mordant, thoughtful and crafted' (Observer) 'There's a wealth of evidence to suggest that in the last few years, Lee has gone completely mad... More skilful and playful than ever' (The Guardian) 'What is exhilarating is how many surprises he still throws in and how deft his jumps are from one tone to another….invigorating' (The Times) 'He is... the only comedian who can get away with deconstructing and critiquing his own routines as he goes along and not be repellent. He, and his material, are simply that good' (The Independent).
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EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)
- 11-17 Stoke Newington Road
- Stoke Newington
- N16 8BH
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