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Geddy Lee on British comedian Stewart Lee in Metal Hammer

Fri, May 13, 2011@2:39PM | comments removed/disabled

UK metal magazine Metal Hammer recently spoke with Geddy Lee about British comedian Stewart Lee. Here's what Geddy had to say about Lee:

.... 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. Hes 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, Id never seen this British show Top Gear and then I went to see one of Stewart Lees performances and he was absolutely destroying these people. I was laughing but I didnt 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 hes happy to keep making you Brits laugh. He did a great bit about the Cafe Nero places in London and I cant walk past one of those without laughing now. Everyone should know that Stewart Lee is truly brilliant.

You can read the article/interview at this link. Thanks to John at for the heads up.

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