He’s hosted BBC’s Live at the Apollo, sold out his three-times extended live tour and has been watched by over two million – now Lee Nelson is coming to Lynn for a night of qwaliteee jokes.
The cheeky chappie is heading to Lynn’s Corn Exchange with his brand new stand-up show for 2013, promising a night of jam-packed entertainment with the chavtastic comedian.
Presenting his unique take on the world, the show will bring along his own brand of legendary audience interaction, a game show finale and special guest appearances from premier league footballer Jason Bent and others.
Lynn News reporter Lucy Ruthnum caught up with the comedian ahead of his Lynn gig.
You’ve been a very busy man, what has been happening in the world of Lee Nelson, and what have been your career highlights of 2013?
2013’s been a well busy one with my new telly show, new tour, Edinburgh festival, tour extension and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief. But the highlight’s got to be a threesome after my show in Grimsby.
Your last tour, Lee Nelson Live, was extended three times – this phenomenal demand must mean you’re famous now. What’s it like?
I knew I’d made it when I was able to afford stuff that I used to have to nick. I just bought myself a 72-inch 3D TV for the downstairs toilet. It’s incredible – although I ain’t watching porn on it again, nearly took my eye out.
Being in demand’s amazing, I’m having to use half the amount of Sambuca to get birds in bed.
How would you describe Lee Nelson in one sentence?
A well funny cap-wearing legend.
What can fans of Lee Nelson expect from this next tour?
An hour-and-a-half of well funny jokes, legendary audience banter and a game show! Plus I’ll be bringing pitch-invading Premier League footballer Jason Bent, African preacher Daniel Doolay. So bring the whole family it’s gonna be qwaliteeee!
Go on, it’s not like tthere’s anything else to do in King’s Lynn!
Who is your favourite companion on the new tour, and why?
Jason Bent – he’s a true Premier League legend… and he’s proper loaded.
What do you like to do in between gigs to keep yourself entertained?
Well now I’m a parent I can’t just leave my little boy at home in between gigs any more while I do a gig, go clubbing, get drunk, and come back to my flat 2 days later. These days I’m a dad, I got to take him with me.
Have you been to King’s Lynn before? If not, are you looking forward to visiting?
I can’t remember going to King’s Lynn but that’s not to say I ain’t been. Either way I’m well looking forward to coming and meeting all 42,800 of you Norfolk legends.
Will you have much time to explore the town around the performance?
Yeah I always make sure I check out the sights in every town I gig in – each one has its own unique Greggs.
Lee Nelson is at Lynn Corn Exchange on Sunday from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £22.50 and are available from the box office on 01553 764864.