World-famous comedian and Hollywood actor Lee Evans has chosen Jersey Opera House for two warm-up gigs this summer.
The English stand-up, renowned for his irrepressible physicality (and sweatiness!) on stage, will perform two ‘work in progress’ gigs on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th June, prior to starting an arena tour of the UK and Ireland this August with his new show Monsters, which spans more than 50 dates.
One of Britain’s highest selling stand-ups, grossing millions on previous tours, record-breaking Lee sells out the biggest arenas in the blink of an eye. Consequently there’s a limit of four tickets per person for his Jersey shows. As these local gigs are an opportunity for the comic to try out his new material, Lee will be referring to notes during the show.
Lee first rose to comedy fame in the 1990s. His energetic observational comedy and slapstick humour took the UK by storm from the moment the Bristol-born ex-boxer won the coveted Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993. He went on to break records for his UK arena shows; his 2008 tour, Big, was the UK’s biggest ever solo live gig and he was the first solo comedian to sell out Wembley Arena for two consecutive nights, performing to more than 20,000 people.
An established actor, Lee is best known for his roles in There’s Something About Mary, with Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller, and The Fifth Element, alongside Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman. He has also been recognised for his West End appearances in Mel Brook’s musical The Producers and Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter.
Lee Evans will perform his warm up gigs at Jersey Opera House on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th June at 8pm. Tickets are £27.50 and are available from www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk (booking fees apply) or from Box Office (01534) 511 115.