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The winner of the Time Out Award for Comedy and the highly coveted Perrier Award, Lee has been described by the press as "a dazzling comic genius".

In reference to this tour, Lee said: "Im really keen to get back out on tour again and go all around the country. You get such a buzz from the live audience, the reactions are just so immediate and totally spur you on theres nothing else quite like it."

His manic energy, hilarious delivery and side-splitting material have made his live performances a must-see for comedy fans around the world with more than a quarter of a million people seeing his sold out 2005 XL Tour.

Evans broke the Guinness World Record for a solo act performing to the biggest comedy audience at the Manchester Evening News Arena in 2005 when he played to a crowd of 10,108. With 15,000 capacity per night, the dates at London 02 Arena have served to cement Evans as the UK's favourite funny man.

Now established as one of Britain's best-loved and biggest comedy stars, ex-boxer Lee Evans has captured audiences' and critics' imaginations with his irrepressible physicality and disarming charm. 

Recently known for starring on the West End Stage alongside Richard Dreyfuss as Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. 
  
A LIFE-LONG AMBITION

After leaving art school, Lee spent six years touring clubs all across the British Isles and, eventually, on what became the alternative comedy circuit, gaining a regular weekly spot at London's famous Comedy Store.

Like a lot of new established comics, Lee's break came in 1993 when he took the Edinburgh Festival by storm and won the prestigious Perrier Award. Also in the same year he achieved a life-long ambition by performing and selling out for two nights at The London Palladium.

In 1996 Lee returned to London with a sell out 8 week run at London's Lyric Theatre breaking all box office records for a solo comedian at a Stoll Moss Theatre. Lee then took his show Same World, Different Planet on a major UK tour before returning to London for a further two week run at the Apollo Theatre where he recorded the best selling video Lee Evans Live- Different Planet Tour. A subsequent Christmas special of The Lee Evans Show was then shot for ITV at London Studios

In 1998 Lee then returned to London for a further ten week sell out run again at the Apollo Theatre. Success has since continued unabated, culminating in October 2002 when Lee became the first solo comedian to play Wembley Arena for two sell out nights performing to 20,000 people. 

TV

In early Spring 2001, Lee hit the UK TV screens with the BBC 1 sitcom Lee Evans - So What Now? in which he starred and co-wrote. Lee was nominated as Most Popular Comedy Performer at The National Television Awards 2001 for his portrayal of the hapless accident-prone character.

Christmas Special for the ITV network and the video Lee Evans Live - The Different Planet Tour (1996)

The World of Lee Evans series, Channel 4 (1995)

Viva Cabaret (1994)

An Evening with Lee Evans, Channel 4 (Christmas 1993)

The Jack Dee Christmas Show Channel 4 (1993)
Friday Night Live, Channel 4 (1993)

FILM

The Tortoise and the Hare, the follow up to Chicken Run for Dreamworks and Aardmann Productions. (release date tbc)

Plots with a View with Christopher Walken, Brenda Blethyn and Alfred Molina (2004)
Freeze Frame (Universal) with Ian McShane and Rachel Stirling (2004)

Lee's all-action movie Highbinders with the legendary Jackie Chan (2003)

Vacuums, a STOMP feature film (2002)

The Martins with Kathy Burke (2001)

In 2000, Lee worked with the NBC Saturday Night Live team on the film Ladies Man with Tim Meadows and Will Farrell

Lee starred in the Farrelly Brothers' movie There's Something About Mary alongside Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller

In 1998 Lee appeared in the box office smash Mouse Hunt with co-stars Nathan Lane of Birdcage fame and Christopher Walken

The Oscar-nominated short film Brooms by the creators of STOMP (1997)

The Fifth Element with Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman. (1997)

Funny Bones, directed by Peter Chelsom (Hear My Song) (1995)

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