STEWART LEE | How I Escaped My Certain fate. The Life and Deaths of a Stand-up Comedian
Una obra maestra sobre lo que significa ser un cómico de stand-up
In 2001, after over a decade in the business, the author quit stand-up, disillusioned and drained, and went off to direct a loss-making musical, Jerry Springer: The Opera.
In this book, he details his return to live performance, and the journey that took him from an early retirement to his position as a critically acclaimed stand-up in Britain.
Stewart Lee began stand-up in 1988 at the age of 20, and won the Hackney Empire new act of the year award in 1990. In 2001 he co-wrote the libretto for Richard Thomas's Jerry Springer: The Opera, which went on to win four Olivier awards. His most recent stand-up shows have been Vegetable Stew(2010) and Carpet Remnant World (2011). In December 2011 he won Best Male TV Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment Performance at the British Comedy Awards and his BBC show Comedy Vehicle won a BAFTA in 2012.