Review: Lee Nelson, Norwich Playhouse, local knowledge has audience in stitches

Lee Nelson. Photo: supplied by Norwich Playhouse

Lee Nelson. Photo: supplied by Norwich Playhouse - Credit: supplied by Norwich Playhouse

Comedian Lee Nelson returned from handing the prime minister a P45, albeit with a cold, to perform his cheeky routine at the Norwich Playhouse.

Comedian Lee Nelson confronts the prime minister Theresa May during her speech.

Comedian Lee Nelson confronts the prime minister Theresa May during her speech. - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Coming to his 'third favourite crack house city' he stunned the audience into laughter with his local knowledge, poking fun at Great Yarmouth.

Focusing strongly on audience participation, Nelson was able to work with any answer he was given, showing his quick wit and playful comedic charm, which naturally flowed with his set.

His crude yet clever comedy had the audience in stitches as he joked about life as a parent, from dealing with intimate questions to how parents are able to get time alone together.

Although Nelson stuck to his more recognised form of low humour this did not stop him venturing into the more serious topics including Isis, Brexit and immigration, all be it in his South London style.


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Nelson took on both light and hard topics, being able to treat them with his comedic mischief. His audience work was outstanding and showed his quick wit and brilliance all while wearing a security tagged suit.

Four out of five stars.

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