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Stewart Lee to play Newcastle City Hall this June

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Controversial comedian Stewart Lee will be bringing his stand-up routine to the North East, performing two dates at Newcastle City Hall on his current tour.

The polarising comic, who has previously been voted the twelfth best comedian in Britain as part of Channel 4’s 100 Best Stand-Ups, will be performing in the city on June 4 and June 5.

The gig is part of Lee’s year-long A room with a Stew tour, which forms part of his preparation for the 4th series of BAFTA-winning BBC2 programme Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle.

A proponent of a politically correct alternative style of stand-up comedy, Lee is an often outspoken liberal and came to mainstream attention after he co-wrote Jerry Springer: the Opera, a satirical musical that led to a national outcry after Christian protestors labelled it as blasphemous.

He has received criticism from family friendly comedian Lee Mack, who labelled him as a “cultural bully from the Oxbridge Mafia”, which, alongside other negative reviews, has been posted on Stewart Lee’s website.

Tickets are available for £21 from Newcastle City Hall box office via their website www.newcastlecityhall.org or by ringing 0191 2778030.


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