About Lee Mack Live

Here's Lee doing what he built his career on – performing in front of large groups of people, fostering his reputation as one of the country’s top stand-ups and making people laugh until their ribs fall out.

Lee Mack

Here's Lee doing what he built his career on – performing in front of large groups of people, fostering his reputation as one of the country’s top stand-ups and making people laugh until their ribs fall out. OK, that might not be true, but it could be, he's that good – risk it, we dare you. Filmed during his sell-out, nationwide Not Going Out tour, this live show – never seen before on UK telly – has oodles of finely crafted one-liners, razor-sharp ad-libs and lots of comedy banter. He also mocks the French, which is bound to win him a fair few fans.

Lee is relentlessly funny – from falling over pretending to be a gymnast, to attempting to book a car in for a service with a stutter - this guy has pretty much every scenario covered. Heck, if he had the chance, we bet he'd make your tax return funny. This is old school comedy at its finest – we're surprised that there aren't a few knock knock jokes thrown in for good measure, or a scattering of whoopee cushions in the audience (which you can still buy you know. We checked - and ordered 10...OK 20).

Perhaps it's Lee's face that does it. With comics like Jack Dee you expect the grumpy dialogue, with Dara the sciencey jokes and with Peter Kay the cuddly homely stuff. But with Lee, you're never quite sure what he's going to do next – be it that he is going to scream like a Chinese man that he's not adopted, or prattle on about what's inside a Ginsters pasty. Basically it's a bit silly, a bit old-school, but a good dose of what you go to a comedy gig for – easy laughs. You don't spend the whole gig worrying about who he's going to pick on in the audience next (aside from the fact that he boxes a poor lad up and wheels him away, declaring that he had said “no kids”) because it's all quite light-hearted. It also proves just how quick Lee is and that all of his jokes don't need to be crafted months in advance.

Unlike Lee's stints on comedy shows or game show panels, Lee is free to roam around the stage, fully immersing himself in his jokes. He does appear to be wearing some kind of Butlins cast-off suit, which is saved from being completely holiday camp by the lack of glitter. But, he doesn't really need to slob about in jeans a black t-shirt to seem like the every man. The content does that for him. You almost feel you could grab him at the end and wander down the local for a swift pint. He probably wouldn't mind. Unless you brought along the guy he boxed up at the beginning, that would be awkward for everyone...

As much as we like seeing Lee doing the rounds on the obligatory game shows, we hope Lee cobbles together a few more stage shows. If we watch this one any more we'll be able to perform it for him – we might even add a few extras in like the one where the granny gets into a lift with a goat...no, maybe not. Basically, we call upon those comedy gods to encourage Lee to get back out on that stage. Meanwhile, we'll continue brushing up on our Lee Mack knowledge by watching it again – you know, just one or two more times maybe...

Now do you see why we like him so much?

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