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World of Books talks to Stewart Lee about his life, his career, and his new stand up tour

Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Born in Wellington, Shropshire, Stewart Lee began stand-up at the age of 20 in 1988, winning the Hackney Empire new act of the year award in 1990. In the 90’s he contributed to various BBC Radio comedy shows, including Fist of Fun and On The Hour, with Steve Coogan and Chris Morris, performed as a stand-up almost nightly on the London circuit, and co-created four series for BBC2 with Richard Herring. Stewart directed the Mighty Boosh’s breakthrough Edinburgh show, Arctic Boosh (1999), Simon Munnery’s Golden Rose Of Montreux nominated BBC2 show, Attention Scum, (2000), and a revival of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio (Underbelly 2007).

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“If you’re good, you’ll be discovered. Talent will always out”: Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy, English actress, writer and television presenter, was born 28th May 1967 in Corby, Northamptonshire. Emma attended Hitchin Girls’ School, and then went on to Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford, where she met and worked in a comedy group called the Seven Raymonds with Richard Herring and Stewart Lee at the Oxford Revue.  Despite these early years of performance, after she graduated, Emma trained as a solicitor, which she practised until 1995. Continue Reading