**Julian Lee's JOKEBOX is now available.
To purchase my new joke book please follow this link:
www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08XMVN5V7 Thank you**
It's 2021. No-one is doing live gigs. We're about three weeks away from a Mad Max world. Still, have a read about me, because, you know, comedians have an ego. Oh, have I mentioned my joke book...
I was late to comedy, starting up in my mid 40s. I hadn't even planned to be a stand-up, as at the time I was a very 'worthy' performance poet, however, after a chance conversation with a gentleman genuinely called John Smith, I veered off at tangent comedy.
Highlights so far have been being runner-up in Leicester Comedy Festival's UK Pun Championships twice on the trot (I know) in 2017 & 2018 (but recently won the online show at Leicester Comedy Festival which featured the 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 champions), being featured on Radio 4's 'Ross Noble's Newcastle'. I was invited to be on BBC Newcastle's 'Jesting About' for two successive years. I also reached the heats of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2015. I took my first show, Jokebox, to Edinburgh in 2018. In 2019 I did a short run of gigs in Berlin which was something I'm pleased I did. I'm currently trying to build up my much neglected YouTube channel, so please go and Subscribe. NOW!
I am currently opening gigs for Buzz Comedy, The Laughing Pug and Anthony J Brown and smaller Northern gigs.
Doing middles for Hilarity Bites, Comedy Lounge Hull, Funhouse Comedy, Shoe Cake Comedy, Cottingham Comedy Club and other smaller one-off local gigs.
I MC for Big Red, The Laughing Pug and Red Raw. I am also regularly asked to MC music and charity gigs.
I have been fortunate enough to gig alongside people like Gary Delaney, Scott Bennett, Jason Cook, Andy Askins, Carl Hutchinson, Noel James, Mick Ferry, John Hastings, Alistair Barrie, Mary Bourke, Dan Nightingale, Sindhu Vee, Will Franken, Danny Posthill, Troy Hawke and a load more funny men and women.
AS I HAVE A JOKE BOOK OUT (link at the top of the page) HERE'S THE LINK TO 'MY PAGE' ON MY PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE:
And here's a rather wonderful review from NE Volume: nevolume.co.uk/culture/literature/literature-newcastle-comic-julian-lee-releases-new-book/?fbclid=IwAR1i7Dx2lfsOkFN8yJy7SMmSAmJU7Gln51PVD2E5ChfM_nFrsX6QVROJ9dE
TESTIMONIAL & INDUSTRY QUOTES:
He's got jokes that make me hurt laughing - Jason Cook (pro comic, writer of Hebburn and Murder On The Blackpool Express)
So good I was quoting your jokes to my wife last night - Duncan Oakley (pro comic of 20 years)
Razor sharp one-liners that had me and the audience in fits of laughter - Barry Dodds (pro comic and MC)
Gag machine. Hit after hit after hit - Chris Brooker (pro comic and MC)
Although Lee’s material seems to follow a conventional formula at first glance, it is quietly diverse, incorporating razor-wire punchlines, witty wordplay, punning brilliance, groan-worthy Dad jokes, certified side-splitters, highbrow oddities, lowbrow absurdism and anything and everything in between, all packed into the art of the quick-fire micro-joke... This style of comedy is timeless - NE Volume
Sharp and droll one-liner merchant, Lee is a formidable talent - Giggle Beats
His clever word play had people howling. He served them up in quick succession and the audience ate them up - The Shields Gazette
Julian Lee, meanwhile, is a wordsmith of real invention - The Crack
Clever word play, sharp observation, near the knuckle vignettes, puns aplenty, cheeky asides, confident performance, easily created rapport, yet also a sense of a humility - Fringe Review
One of the best one-liner comedians we've ever had at Cottingham - Cottingham Comedy Club
A hilarious and essential presence on any comedy line up - Chicken Box Comedy
A great one-liner comedian that always has a funny joke up his sleeve. Julian is professional and personable and a great additiono to any line-up - Late Stage Comedy
A hilarious relentless pun machine - Clash of the Tight Tens
You were electric, the best comic I have seen since Ken Dodd at the Town Hall. You belong on television - Barry Windsor
Julian says: Never buy cheap sausages.