To celebrate one of the most creatively successful years of his life Lee Ridley will be parking at Underbelly Festival Southbank this September for two nights only.
In the last twelve months since he became the first Comedian to win Britain’s Got Talent, Lee has toured the UK, appeared on America’s Got Talent: The Champions, published his debut book and starred in and co-written (with Katherine Jakeways) the second series of his popular radio sitcom, Ability.
Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. He made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012 and took his first ever solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013. He has performed a show there every year since.
This year he performed for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on The Royal Variety Show, appeared on Live At The Apollo and the New Year edition of The Last Leg. He also appeared at over fifty venues across the country on his debut UK tour (further dates have been added this Autumn due to popular demand) and his debut book, I’m Only In It For The Parking – a humorous autobiographical look at disability and the way we approach it – was published in May.
As well as winning Britain’s Got Talent 2018 Lee also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and has appeared on some of the country’s most popular TV shows including The One Show, This Morning, Lorraine and BBC Breakfast.
Lee is an Ambassador for the charity Scope and is also a patron of Smile For Life, Find A Voice, Communication Matters and The Sequal Trust.
Underbelly Festival, Southbank, SE1 8XX from 10th & 11th September 2019. Time: 9.30pm. Admission: £19.50 – £24.50. Phone: 0333 344 4167
Photo: Steve Ullathorne