STEWART LEE | The 'If You Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask For One' EP
Featuring a transcript of the show fully annotated with footnotes, theIf You Prefer A Milder Comedian EPconfirms Stewart Lee as the most original, daring and brilliant comedian of his generation.
Following his hugely acclaimed TV come-backComedy Vehicle, Lee finds himself in search of ideas for a new Edinburgh show. On a long walk across London, he endures a coffee shop humiliation involving a loyalty card which suggests itself as a framing device. Later that month, thanks to Jeremy Clarkson's casual slur against Gordon Brown and the appearance of a well-meaning young comedian in an advert, a show is born.
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'sJerry Springer: The Opera, which went on to win four Olivier awards. His most recent stand-up shows have beenVegetable Stew(2010) andCarpet 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 showComedy Vehiclewon a BAFTA in 2012.