LEE EVANS NEWS
'If comedy is the new rock ‘n’ roll, then behold the new Elvis Presley' - The Sun
'Stand-up doesn't get much bigger' - The Evening Standard
'The comedy tour de force that is Lee Evans... returns with another blockbuster show' - The Mirror
The original superstar of comedy, record breaking comedian Lee Evans is back with Monsters, the biggest stand up tour to hit arenas this year. Recorded live in Birmingham, Lee is at his majestic best in front of a packed house during his five sold-out nights at the National Indoor Arena. With his amazing energy and killer routines, Lee has the audience in stitches from start to finish. Released on Monday 17th November 2014 by Universal Pictures, Monsters is the latest DVD unleashed by the undisputed King of Comedy. It's so good it's frightening!
Having played to over a staggering two million fans throughout his five UK arena tours since 2002, this new landmark entertainment event will again provide the ultimate Lee Evans experience to home audiences. Monsters features Lee's usual exasperation with the infuriating frustrations of everyday life combined with his boundless energy and unique physicality, which his legions of fans have come to expect and love. It's the must-have DVD this Christmas for any comedy fan.
Monsters sees Lee a little bit older, but definitely no wiser, as he takes audiences on his personal journey of modern day life and its' daily irritations. From his hilarious take on the 'selfie' phenomenon to imitating the characteristics of a rescue dog, witness exactly what bugs him about getting older (he won't be playing golf anytime soon) and the numerous ways he attempts to keep his long-suffering wife happy doing rubbish household chores. Lee tackles it all with his boundless energy and uproarious punch-lines.
In typical Lee style Monsters ends with a showstopper of a finale with a personal musical number dedicated to the most important thing in his life: 'the Missus'.
The Ticketmaster State Of Play: Comedy Report which was released this week announced the most popular comedians as voted for by the public are Lee Evans at number one and Michael McIntyre at number two.
With both currently touring, now's a great time to see your favourites on the road.
5 Minutes Mr. Evans! is the brand new official iOS mobile and tablet app game featuring Britain's biggest comedian and now game character Lee Evans. Featuring the voice, sound effects and music of Lee Evans himself!
Your challenge is simple. Lee has overslept and it is your job to get him to the stage in time for the show, avoiding mishap and collecting bonuses along the way. Dash as you guide him through multiple levels, through the suburbs to the venue. Dodge obstacles and pick up stars. Make it to the show in the fastest possible time. It's a crazy and manic action runner ride! The only official Lee Evans App.
5 Minutes Mr. Evans! is released to coincide with the start of Lee's amazing new live stand-up show Monsters, which will be playing sixty-five nights in the biggest arenas in the country, including six nights at London's O2 Arena. The forthcoming Monsters DVD is set for release by Universal Pictures (UK) this November.
Click here to buy the game.
Please visit Lee's brand new website at www.leeevans.net for all the latest tour details and Lee news.
Recent research shows that the most requested search on the secondary ticketing websites is by far Lee Evans' new tour, Monsters. The website reports there have been twenty-seven percent more searches for the show than for Monty Python, who are doing a string of shows at London's O2 arena in July. Fans should be advised there are still tickets available at face value (£30 plus booking fee) from the official box offices and Ticketmaster. Please click here for a full list of dates and venues.
A third date for the Lee Evans Monsters UK and Ireland Tour 2014 has been announced at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Thursday 30th October due to outstanding public demand.
Tickets will go on sale to members on Wednesday 4th December and will be on general sale by Friday 6th December from the box office.
A sixth date for the Lee Evans Monsters UK & Ireland Tour at the London 02 Arena has been announced for Thursday 25th September with tickets going on sale to 02 members this Wednesday (27th November) and general public on Friday 29th November from 10:00am. Click here to buy at the box office.
Extra nights have been announced for the Lee Evans Monsters UK and Ireland Tour 2014, on Monday 1st September - Brighton Centre (on sale Wednesday 30th October - 10:00am from the box office), Thursday 11th September - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (on sale Wednesday 30th October - 10:00am from the box office) and Saturday 15th November - Belfast - Odyssey Arena (on sale Monday 4th November - 10:00am from the box office). Over 300,000 tickets have now been sold for the 2014 tour of arenas with over sixty-two dates now on sale. For a full list of Monsters tour dates, please click here.
51 DATE ARENA TOUR ANNOUNCED
Tickets Go On Sale 9:00am Monday 20th May 2013
'The must see comedy event of the autumn' ***** - Daily Telegraph
'Stand-up doesn't get much bigger' - Evening Standard
Wired and Wonderful was huge... XL was big... Big was even bigger... Roadrunner was record breaking... and now the legendary Lee Evans embarks on his most ambitious tour to date. Monsters is Lee's amazing new show with over fifty nights in the biggest arenas in the country. Lee will be playing to more fans than ever on this hotly anticipated tour of the UK and Ireland.
Tickets go on sale at 9:00am Monday 20th May 2013. All booking information is available here.
Tickets are £30 plus booking fee and should only be brought from the venue or Ticketmaster.
To avoid disappointment please do not buy from any secondary ticket sites - eBay, Seatwave, Viagogo etc.
Channel 4 are to show a ninety minute cutdown of the number one selling DVD Lee Evans – Roadrunner – Live At The 02 on Sunday at 9:00pm, as part of the two week comedy season. Recorded at the London 02 Arena as part of a six night sell-out run in 2011, the DVD has gone on to sell over a million copies and is still number one in the DVD stand-up charts to this day.
WATCH THE LEE EVANS – ROADRUNNER SET CONSTRUCTION
WATCH THE LEE EVANS – ROADRUNNER TRAILER HERE
LEE EVANS’ LIFE OF LEE REMAINS AT NUMBER ONE IN THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST FOR A THIRD WEEK IN A ROW
The Lee Evans autobiography Life of Lee remains at number one with record sales of 18,500 books for a third week in a row in the Sunday Times Bestseller List. Total sales are now at over 50,000 copies. To buy your copy of Life of Lee click here.
Universal Pictures are to release Lee Evans – Roadrunner – Live At The o2 on 3D Bluray on Monday 28th November, as well as 2D on Monday 21st November. This 3D filming and release is a world first for a stand-up comedian.
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Barking in Essex
Lee is currently performing in the West End show Barking in Essex – tickets can be bought here.
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.
Lee Evans’ Big UK Tour 2008 was the UK’s biggest ever solo live comedy gig, breaking Lee’s own previous record in 2005.
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’.
Lee’s latest TV appearance was in Dr Who, in the spring of 2009, when he played a Welsh scientist in their Easter special, Planet of the Dead.
Film appearances started way back in 1995 with his lead role in the critically-acclaimed Funny Bones, directed by Peter Chelsom. The film won the London Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for best movie. He has since starred in Hollywood blockbusters The Fifth Element with Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman, Mousehunt with Nathan Lane, and the Farrelly Brothers’ classic There’s Something About Mary with Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz.
West End Fame
In March 2004 Lee made his West End acting debut in Samuel Beckett’s seminal play Endgame alongside the legendary Michael Gambon (The Singing Detective; The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover) at London’s Albery Theatre. This was followed in 2005 by his appearance in Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Lee played Leo Bloom, alongside Nathan Lane’s Max Bialystock in the critically-acclaimed West End production of the hit New York show – they were nominated for an Olivier Award for their roles in the production. In 2007 Lee returned to the West End stage at the Trafalgar Studios with co-star Jason Isaacs in the Harold Pinter play The Dumb Waiter. The show was a huge success with the critics and he received the London Theatregoers’ Choice Award for his performance as the hitman Gus.
A Lifelong Ambition
After leaving art school, Lee spent six years touring clubs all across the British Isles and eventually landed a regular weekly spot at London’s famous Comedy Store, home to the burgeoning alternative comedy scene.
Like a lot of new established comics, Lee’s break came in 1993 when he took the Edinburgh Festival by storm, winning the prestigious Perrier Award. That 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, eight 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-seller, Lee Evans Live – Different Planet Tour. A subsequent Christmas special of The Lee Evans Show was shot for ITV at London Studios.
In 1998 Lee returned to London for a further ten-week, sell-out run 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.
As seen on TV
Lee is a regular visitor to BBC1’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, having appeared a record number of times throughout the long-running series. In 2007, Lee starred in the lead role of Alfred Polly in ITV1 drama production of the H.G. Wells novel The History of Mr Polly, which was later released as a DVD. Lee has also appeared on BBC1 in his own sitcom series, Lee Evans: So What Now? for which he was nominated Most Popular Comedy Performer at the National TV Awards 2001.
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‘Masterful, precise, physical comedy’ – The Independent
‘If comedy is the new rock n’ roll, then behold the new Elvis Presley’ – The Sun
‘A master of large-scale comedy’ – The Guardian
‘… a must-see comedy event’ ***** – The Telegraph