Comedian proved he can sing too
Lee Evans – The Regent, IpswichI always though of Lee Evans as a modern day Norman Wisdom - but his live performance proves he is so much more.The quick-fire humour is sharp, observational and often quite surreal.
Lee Evans – The Regent, Ipswich
I always thought of Lee Evans as a modern-day Norman Wisdom – but his live performance proves he is much more.
The quick-fire humour is sharp, observational and often quite surreal. And the full house at the Regent loved every minute of it.
Evans's delivery is in some ways like Ben Elton – very quick. He fires out his gags as if he had a Gatling gun and most of them hit the spot.
Unlike many modern comedians, who portray themselves as cool, almost aloof from their audience, Lee Evans definitely is one of us.
Much of his humour deals with the mundane, everyday events that affect all our lives.
- 1 'Tit for tat' attacks driven by gang members vying for position, police say
- 2 Road near Ipswich flooded as drivers forced to find alternative routes
- 3 Thunderstorms warning upgraded in Suffolk ahead of rain
- 4 Pub with 'gorgeous views' named one of UK's best waterside drinking spots
- 5 Ipswich man and Cadillac films with The Only Way Is Essex
- 6 Four people charged as police find machete after brawl in Ipswich street
- 7 VW Golf stolen from Ipswich road after thieves take car keys from home
- 8 Window smashed at Ipswich home in spate of attempted burglaries
- 9 Severe delays on A12 as carriageway floods during extreme rainfall
- 10 Ex-Town loanee Bonne looks set to depart QPR
Some of the subjects are universal, tried and tested avenues of comedy. Husbands and wives' map-reading, children and their strange ways, and plenty of toilet humour.
But what separates Lee Evans from other comedians and makes him so popular is the energy and boundless enthusiasm he throws into every aspect of his act.
When he takes to the stage it is filled with a huge personality – quite something for such a diminutive figure.
The biggest surprise for me, however, was saved for the end of the show when he came back on stage to play the piano and sing.
The song was funny, but what amazed me was the fact he could sing so well.
This and his hilarious actions to Bohemian Rhapsody rounded off a brilliant show and although I wasn't a big fan before it I certainly am now.
n Lee Evans is on at the Regent tonight and is coming back in June – catch him if you can.