After four years writing and performing his TV programme Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, the legendary comic is back with a new theatre tour, stopping off at Buxton Opera House next week.
Content Provider is his first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World and Stewart says it is quite different to his last show.
“I’ve had to keep the ideas and structure a little less rigid than usual to cope with the sudden surges in news events.” said Lee.
“This show is I suppose ‘less shocking’ than usual… I think my core audience is having a bad time at the moment – they are the sort of people who will be depressed about Brexit and Trump – so I feel it’s time to cheer them up, not engage in terrifyingly dark black comedy. The world is bad enough.”
Brexit is a subject that Lee has recently written a comedy about, with a new script currently with a production company.
“I’m trying to find someone who’ll pay to make it.” Says Lee. “I’ll write another book for Faber, this one about doing stand-up on TV. But I need to slow down. I have no life and no friends. I don’t do enough with the kids.”
Stewart Lee Content Provider will be at Buxton Opera House on Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 June at 8pm. Tickets are priced at £25.50, discounts are not available.
To buy tickets call Buxton Opera House Box Office on 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
*We've got a pair of tickets for the June 14 show to give away, plus a signed DVD. To enter, just send your name, address and phone number via email, marking the subject as Stewart Lee competition, to firstname.lastname@example.org before 3pm on Monday June 12.