Stewart Lee

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The anti-hibernation culture guide: something to enjoy for every day in January
You can spend the next few weeks under the duvet and in front of the telly, or enjoy world-class art, theatre, music, film and standup – here’s an event for each of the next 31 days

Rachel Aroesti, Catherine Bray, Andrew Clements, John Fordham, Miriam Gillinson, Jonathan Jones and Lyndsey Winship

31, Dec, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Stewart Lee review – underpowered show still stronger than most
Less richly structured than his best work, this looser-limbed evening has given the comic wing-spreading room to experiment

Brian Logan

28, Sep, 2022 @1:23 PM

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‘We need an intervention’: five ways to fix the Edinburgh festival fringe
Too pricy, too elitist, just too big? After the criticisms of this year’s event, a panel of festival regulars consider the way forward for Edinburgh’s summer spectacular

Rachael Healy

22, Sep, 2022 @10:34 AM

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The Great British Bake Off review – the beautiful sight of Britain healing itself through cake
The 13th series of Bake Off is here to lift the nation, and it’s a delightfully diverse journey – from cake versions of Pakistani homes to baked odes to Malaysian childhoods

Stuart Jeffries

13, Sep, 2022 @8:30 PM

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‘My life would be very different without the Fall’: Stewart Lee’s honest playlist
The comedian is still inspired by Mark E Smith but has finally fallen out of love with Morrissey. But whose sandwiches did he once steal?

As told to Rich Pelley

05, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Edinburgh festival 2022: 50 shows to see
Phil Wang makes a heroic return, Ian McKellen stars in a balletic Hamlet and Sophie Duker is gleefully carefree. Here are our picks of the festival’s comedy, theatre and dance

Brian Logan, Mark Fisher and Lyndsey Winship

06, Jul, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Dorries slips the leash to clear up the Big Dog’s mess | Stewart Lee
The loose-cannon culture secretary said the quiet bits out loud in a week of Conservative pantomime

Stewart Lee

12, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Why Brexit Britain is turning purple with shame | Stewart Lee
The government’s catalogue of embarrassments found a perfect symbol last week in a 500-tonne mountain of rotting beetroot

Stewart Lee

17, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Is Nadine Dorries bird-brained or what? | Stewart Lee
A 3ft-tall parrot is a harmless delight that inspires millions and costs the taxpayer nothing, so why would the culture secretary want to destroy it?

Stewart Lee

10, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak is taking us for mugs. £180 smart mugs | Stewart Lee
The wealth that sustains the chancellor’s fancy coffee cup is in no immediate danger, no matter how long the war in the east continues

Stewart Lee

27, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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40 years of Japanese rockers Shonen Knife: ‘Nirvana looked wild – I was so scared!’
With songs about jellybeans and feline transformations, the Osaka band brought joy and fun to a serious punk-rock scene. After decades of cult hits, frontwoman Naoko Yamano explains why she wants to end up the world’s oldest rock star

Daniel Robson

03, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Touched by the hand of Ithell: my fascination with a forgotten surrealist | Stewart Lee
Ithell Colquhoun’s fecund, fleshy paintings were soaked in mysticism. But was she running my life from beyond the grave?

Stewart Lee

11, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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