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Lee Evans, Wembley Arena

Lee Evans, Wembley Arena

Midlife brings out new notes in a long night of physical and vocal brilliance

Lee Evans’s physicality takes him into areas of comedy where no others can follow

Not everyone likes Lee Evans and his bespoke brand of simian gurning and jerky rubberised motion. But he is very much to the taste of a majority of the comedy-going classes. Few other stand-ups – you can count them on one hand – could spend a season touring the UK’s soulless edge-of-town arenas and not have to worry about performing to empty banks of raised seating. Evans tore into two sets of an hour each last night at Wembley Arena without, apparently, a thought of conserving any energy for the five nights still to come and the long list of bookings beyond. Such is his hypnotic hold that for an encore he even sang a sad song at the piano about a funny man and (almost) nobody left.

A comedian whose act was once all about boyishness has now advanced into middle age


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