Friday, May 13, 2011
Geddy Lee on British comedian Stewart Lee in Metal Hammer
.... "My wife and I come to London a lot and we go to a couple of the comedy places, and one time we saw Stewart Lee. He's fantastic. So funny.
"You have to spend a lot of time immersed in British culture to understand all of his jokes," continues Geddy. "For instance, I'd never seen this British show Top Gear and then I went to see one of Stewart Lee's performances and he was absolutely destroying these people. I was laughing but I didn't know what I was laughing about! Then my wife and I returned quickly to Canada and watched Top Gear on BBC World or whatever, and then it all made sense!
"If he could expand his razor wit onto a global level I think he could be incredibly popular, but I get the feeling he's happy to keep making you Brits laugh. He did a great bit about the Cafe Nero places in London and I can't walk past one of those without laughing now. Everyone should know that Stewart Lee is truly brilliant."