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Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Stand-up comedy show, punctuated with sketches. Stewart Lee tackle a different topic each week in his own inimitable fashion

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Harridan

  • Thursday 1st March 2012, 9:55am
  • England
  • 3169 posts

I also wish I could enjoy Stewart Lee but I just don't. The smug, superior persona he presents just puts me off. The fact that he's only pretending to be a wanker doesn't make me any more inclined to watch him - I'm still watching a wanker, even if he's nice at home and in interviews. I also find his 'plagiarist corner' thing on his website really obnoxious - there's a difference between stealing a joke and doing a joke on the same subject or in a similar style.

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KM378

  • Thursday 1st March 2012, 12:04pm
  • London, England
  • 5613 posts
Quote: Harridan @ March 1 2012, 9:55 AM GMT

I also find his 'plagiarist corner' thing on his website really obnoxious

It's obviously a joke.

He compares Dave Chappelle's refusal to tell more than one joke in a 45-minute set to "Stewart Lee, onstage 1989-present".

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Harridan

  • Thursday 1st March 2012, 12:10pm
  • England
  • 3169 posts

he's updated it since I looked at it, then. It just had the lee and herring book compared to the now show book and something about Steve Coogan and Russell Brand. It certanly didn't look like a joke when I saw it

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swerytd

  • Thursday 1st March 2012, 2:41pm
  • Guildford, England
  • 7509 posts

There is one of him ripping someone else off, isn't there?

Dan

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KM378

  • Thursday 1st March 2012, 5:01pm
  • London, England
  • 5613 posts
Quote: swerytd @ March 1 2012, 2:41 PM GMT

There is one of him ripping someone else off, isn't there?

More than one.

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Safdar Shah

  • Friday 2nd March 2012, 4:30am
  • Birmingham, England
  • 54 posts
Quote: Marooned @ December 31 2009, 5:13 PM GMT

From Stewart Lee Myspace page:

"CELEBRITY MASTERMENSCH
Please be advised that my appearance on Celebrity Mastermind is due to be broadcast on Monday 4th January at 1900 on BBC One. My specialist subject is the guitarist Derek Bailey."

There, I've spoiled everybody's fun now.

That's a very narrow subject. I only have one question. Who is Derek Bailey ?

Quote: Lee Henman @ February 25 2008, 4:20 PM GMT

Stewart Lee scares the bejasus out of me. He has this really intimidating, almost aggressive intelligence coupled with devastating wit that makes all around him look like gibbering neanderthal halfwits.

Oi who are you calling a Neanderthal half-wit ? The trouble with deconstruction is that you end up with nothing.

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shaggy292

  • Friday 2nd March 2012, 11:39am
  • London, England
  • 1725 posts
Quote: Safdar Shah @ March 2 2012, 4:30 AM GMT

That's a very narrow subject. I only have one question. Who is Derek Bailey ?

A guitarist.

Correct.

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swerytd

  • Friday 2nd March 2012, 1:20pm
  • Guildford, England
  • 7509 posts
Quote: Safdar Shah @ March 2 2012, 4:30 AM GMT

That's a very narrow subject. I only have one question. Who is Derek Bailey ?

You should have seen him answer questions on him: scary!

Dan

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Gerry McDonnell

  • Friday 2nd March 2012, 1:39pm
  • Birmingham, England
  • 2359 posts
Quote: swerytd @ March 1 2012, 2:41 PM GMT

There is one of him ripping someone else off, isn't there?

Dan

Quote: Kevin Murphy @ March 1 2012, 5:01 PM GMT

More than one.

I was unaware of this, has anyone got a link to the story? (I have Googled, but with no success)

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Matthew Stott

  • Friday 2nd March 2012, 1:43pm
  • Yemen
  • 19296 posts
Quote: Gerry McDonnell @ March 2 2012, 1:39 PM GMT

I was unaware of this, has anyone got a link to the story? (I have Googled, but with no success)

He has one on his own site; it's tongue in cheek.

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Gerry McDonnell

  • Friday 2nd March 2012, 1:49pm
  • Birmingham, England
  • 2359 posts
Quote: Matthew Stott @ March 2 2012, 1:43 PM GMT

He has one on his own site; it's tongue in cheek.

Oops. Back to bed for me I think.

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lofthouse

  • Monday 12th March 2012, 9:26pm
  • Bolton, England
  • 8477 posts

Just noticed the Fist of Fun DVD has appeared on Amazon at last

nearly £40!!

No ta

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David Bussell

  • Monday 12th March 2012, 9:39pm [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 9943 posts

Interesting fact about Stewart Lee; as Stoke Newington's most famous resident, the local council recently had a giant rocket ship built in his image to ferry the town's most influential figures to the nearest habitable planet in the event of a global catastrophe. In fact, if you look closely at the below image you'll see TV's Morph staring out of the rocket's groinal porthole...

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swerytd

  • Tuesday 13th March 2012, 10:57am
  • Guildford, England
  • 7509 posts

Is this true!?

Dan

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