Lee suffers from delusional grandeur, and this song is the result of Stewart Lee observing the meteoric rise in popularity of russell brand, whilst he sits on the sidelines wondering "why him and not me. Stewart Lee just attacks anything that doesn't fit in with his stupidly socialist world view.
Dave Chappelle's could show him how it's done. Stewart Lee doesn't actually exist, does he? He's a creation designed to satirise that kooky metropolitan "I hate the mainstream, me" superiority complex. It's clever comedy for thick people. Explains why you should laugh. Then accuses you of not having a sense of humour. He appears to have serious life issues and he seems to think that foisting his emotional turmoil onto audiences is somehow 'art'.
How the 'left' take the moral ground hey! A routine about the repeal of the Corn Laws? The Phlogiston theory of combustion? Just because he's heard of William Tyndall doesn't make him funny.
The stuff about Adrian Chiles was illuminating. AC is popular because HE is funny and droll. And effortlessly, unlike SL who puts all sort of effort to disguise lack of a basic wit. If you are a comedian in the UK, please use English and not Yiddish!
It is not funny, it is not clever, you are not plying your trade in the 'Borscht Belt'! Do you think it makes you seem 'cool', or 'clever' or 'in the know'" - Declan Ahern, Independent. He comes from the smug - if you don't laugh at my material then you aren't smart enough - school of comedy.
No Stewart, if we don't laugh at your material then it's just not good enough. Sorry to say they don't exist. He takes about 5 or so good concepts and plays them all out over far too long a time so by the end of each segment you don't really care whether there is a point to the piece. The delivery is too dead pan to make it interesting.
Avoid at all costs, please don't encourage the man. He's a bit slimy. He's suuuch a kidder! How on earth Stewart Lee can equate Clarkson remarking about Gordon Brown having one eye to Clarkson mocking a blind child is ludicrous and lazy. It wasn't meant in that way and he knows it. If the portly prick is so offended by cheap comments even if they're in bad taste without turning them around to form his stand-up routine then stay in the fucking house or don't watch it.
Dreadful comedian and I'm certain people only say he's funny to be 'right on'. Fat rockabilly headed bell-end. I like comedy that plays with the audience's expectations and attempts to subvert comedic conventions, as long as it's actually funny.
I think the appeal of Stewart Lee lies in his perceived cosmopolitan exclusivity, that he's meant to be the thinking persons comedian. If you don't like him it's because you don't 'get' him, or your not quite clever enough to keep up. The last series of Limmy's show was far funnier and a damn sight more clever and original than this over-rated muffet of poo, why the BBC opted not to air it nationwide is beyond me.
I know nothing of Stewart Lee except After about 5 minutes I couldn't bear any more. Tell a joke, you twat. People like it because they think by understanding it, they are smart. But really its shit. It's like he's bitching in the playground with the other ugly girls. He was as funny as cancer. Thinks he's clever, he's dreadful. A comedian from the 80's who has remained there. You are as funny as cancer LOL!
No wonder The Guardian loves him But this chap wasn't funny at all. Don't vote for Stewart Lee, though. He's not all that. People who like this dick are retarded. Lee just bitches about these people in a smug, juvenile and bitter way. All he does is bitch about people that are more successful than him, but wrap it up into some self-righteous, self-serving, smug diatribe.
I find him smug, slow and tedious. What a loser he is then. He should grow up and shut up. Hes got many problems I feel and should seek help! If he cant grow up maybe he should go a way. Because hes a posh boy he cant get a way with anything, but hes just spolit brat by the look at it.
This is just slow-motion man. It goes beyond any form of comedic timing. This is like watching a sloth read an essay. I think the most impressive thing is his ability to find enough middle-aged angry champagne socialists to buy tickets for a horrendously unfunny act. I'm sure if I watched for long enough he'd have rolled out a few tired Daily Mail comments. Comedy is about making you laugh It's smug, self-righteous bs.
Watching the old, past-it, fat, grey comedian vocally wishing for death isn't that funny. You need to buy a frankie boyle dvd fella, here's a tip Stewart Lee is afflicted with this condition, and sadly he probably will not recover anytime soon. Went to his show and it was the worst performance I've ever seen.
It was so bad i was stunned. This is intellectual snobbery at it's worst - but its not even that clever, lee's trick is to take a simple concept and phrase it in a way that makes it sound intelligent. Thought I'd see what the fuss was and pffft, just awful. His act is totally devoid of any wit or content. He's so unfunny he has to bitch about how there are funny people that are popular, and I'm positive the audience is paid to laugh, and when they do it's clear it's uncomfortable laughter.
He seemed even more ennoyingly up himself in this first episode. He's been in comedy for 20 years? And this is the best he can come up with?
Basically snide comments about people who he obviously considers leagues below his great self? A man who seems to aim his set at angry, atheist comic book, nerd Morrissey fans and if you don't find him funny you're obviously an idiot.
As smug and contemptible as Richard Herring. He looks like Morrissey. He's a bit of a Chinese Morrissey, isn't he. All his comedy is taking the piss out of other people when in fact he should look in the mirror at his egotistical fat morrisey wannabe face and slam it into the glass.
He looks like Morrissey, he has the exact same stage mannerisms as Morrissey, and if he had the same accent I'd be getting mindfucked right now. I see the jokes, but they're usually so drawn out that I see the punchline a mile away.
If he billed it as a spoken word piece then I might have enjoyed it more. And I don't think he's very funny. I didn't laugh once. Repeating words over and over again while shuffling around a stage isn't hard, neither is taking pot shots at other more successful comedians.
It's like watching Morrissey having a breakdown, only without the laughs. Utter shite and he does. This guy makes Russell Brand look like a comedy genius. He hasn't worn well for I think he looks a lot like Morrissey.
Not two words I would use in the same sentence! I mean seriously, people pay this man money to listen to him whine like this? Made an absolute fool of himself. His slow lazy delivery it's not particularly funny from my point of view, for instance the rappar 'joke' a few weeks ago had some initial laughs but he dragged it on for far too long, often repeating himself after long silences.