Great Lives: Stewart Lee

    October 07, 2017 16:00
    Jackson Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building, University of Lincoln,
    Brayford Pool,, Lincoln
    Free

    Comedian, writer and director Stewart Lee has had an incredibly varied and successful career including successfully writing award-winning TV and radio shows and directing and co-writing Jerry Springer The Opera.

    Stewart Lee visits the University of Lincoln for the first time to talk to Andrew David, Managing Editor – Siren FM and academic from Lincoln School of Film and Media. Together they will discuss Stewart’s career which spans across comedy, performance, writing, TV, radio, theatre and music reviewing in an informal but informative conversational session where the audience will hear a very personal and inspiring account of a career in comedy, culture and the arts overcoming adversity.

    Stewart made his name in the mid-1990s as one half of the radio duo Lee and Herring, alongside Richard Herring, a success followed through with extensive touring to build up a live following.. His more recent work has included, Comedy Vehicle, which has received a number of accolades including a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme and Best Male Television Comic and in 2012 won a BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Programme. The programme returned for its fourth season in 2015.

    This lecture is free to attend but prior booking is essential. Bookings for this lecture will open in September.

    The Great Lives series gives an insight into the achievements of leading influential figures and recognisable faces from backgrounds such as the arts, business and economics, politics, health and science as well as bringing more local leading Lecturers and Visiting Professors to the fore.

    Designed for prospective students, our own staff and students and members of the public alike, the aim is to inspire and encourage thoughtful conversation about careers, industries and disciplines alongside showcasing some of the diverse research and activities that take place within the University.

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