Thursday, 15 September 2011

Stewart Lee In Conversation With Michael Rosen (2011)


Stewart Lee
in conversation with Michael Rosen
Sunday 19 June 2011

In 2001, after over a decade in the business, Stewart Lee quit stand-up, disillusioned and drained, and went off to direct a loss-making opera about Jerry Springer. How I Escaped My Certain Fate is his own account of a remarkable comeback and is everything we have come to expect from the man: fiercely intelligent, unsparingly honest and very funny. In conversation with Michael Rosen, Stewart will be reading from his book and sharing his life history. Experience how it feels to be the subject of a blasphemy prosecution! Find out why ‘wool’ is a funny word!  See how jokes work, their inner mechanisms revealed, before your astonished face!

4 comments:

The Croaker said...

MP3

The View from Mt. Pelion said...

Just downloaded this so haven't heard it yet, but can only imagine it'll be nothing less than interesting. Lee's too clever and too funny to ever be boring and yet these are the two criticisms most often levelled at him by those people who don't "get" him (in other words, fucking idiots).

The Croaker said...

Good to have you back, will give you a call after mid-day.

Click Lee's face in this post to reveal his true identity.

The View from Mt. Pelion said...

Beautiful. We must make sure that Lee is constantly hounded - all the way to this deathbed - by jeering remarks about how he resembles a version of Morrissey/Roland Gift/Albert Finney/Todd Carty/KD Lang/etc. that's let themselves go.