So while some of us find Lee Evans to be a hilarious act out on stage, others do not share the same opinion of the record winning man. In fact, our next post highlights some of the frailties that Lee has shown over the years that he has been a comedian. Our next post is by Jeff from Timeout Comedy and will be a short introduction for why he feels that Lee has overachieved in the years that he has been a comedian.
Lee has been, from what I believe has been close to ten years now, a unbelievably great clown for all of us to watch over the years. On his 2014 arena tour called Monsters the majority of people watching were in amazement by the quality of his jokes, but for me and many others too – we were not so impressed. We may have all been mesmerized in his early years and did not call him out on his drabness, however after spending close to ten years watching him, we have grown sick and tired of his monotonic jokes and overly over the top jokes. He tries to appeal to the masses by making fun of himself and coming across as a genuine down to earth and nice guy, this is something that wasn’t actually replicated in his latest tour and we found that there was something behind the scenes that wasn’t necessarily let out in his performance. A hint of desperation and neediness maybe, he wasn’t quite the legend that he once was for all of us here. I’m sure many will disagree with this sentiment, however his show came across as dumb, his jokes unfounded and overall he was beginning to sound increasingly like a drone that needed to be shut up.
His jokes were pathetic and in many cases childish, child like and not even remotely funny. I shouldn’t really be publicizing my thoughts of Lee on a website designed to compliment him, however I feel so strongly about this it would be wrong for me to ignore my thoughts.
These are not unfounded in any sense, all of his shows are online on YouTube and if you take a look for yourself now that two years have passed, you will see that he doesn’t have much variation whatsoever. He tries so hard to be expressive and out right funny, that it’s just not funny anymore. We all know that the funniest people around today are those that it appears effortless for, not people that are literally sweating profusely across the stage, trying to get a few extra people to laugh. He’s much a like a worm on a hook, warning off a potential fish that is about to take a bite, he’s just not funny any more and I have grown tired of his joke and am personally very happy that he chose to retire – much to the success of lesser known comedians that can now take a spot on stage. Lee needs to get up and off his folding bike and stay away from the comedy scene.
Here it is, our highly awaited review of Lee Evans – it is not the first time that Lee Evans and his performance has actually ended with a song, this time a ballad rather than a stereo typically Lee Evans’ styled tune. Lee Evans is a great personality to have anywhere in the world, he performs observational comedy that essentially sacrifices his personal life in order to ensure that others are constantly giggling at his jokes. It’s not quite autobiographical, but it offers people watching the show a much greater insight into Lee’s life so far. Lee Evans has an uncanny ability to keep people interested in his show for extremely long duration and always having a laugh at his sometimes outlandish and out there jokes. Lee has also got the knack for being extremely expressive and really ousting reactions from the crowd watching him, he is constantly straining and ultimately when he is on the stage he is no longer himself.
He transforms into a master of the stage and the crowd is always with him, following his relentless jokes from start to finish. He is a true master of massive scale comedy sketches, he quickly outgrew performing to small rooms as a child and from the age of 15 he was already well on his way to stardom. Now that he has become such a house hold name in recent years, it really is difficult to even begin to imagine him playing in front of a small room of people – it just wouldn’t happen really, would it now? One way that I could describe Lee is that he is like a cartoon, his jokes are subtly amusing but at times out right hilarious too – he is completely flexible with his voice, enabling him to effortlessly change from scene to scene in a eloquent and fluid manner – something that many of today’s comedians are still struggling with on a massive level.
Lee manages to transition from one subject to another without becoming stuck on any particular topic, like no other. At no point will you ever find yourself becoming tired or in any way bored with his sketches, they have all been beautifully constructed to appeal to a mass audience and so there is absolutely always something for everybody watching. This is something that really struck a chord with me and has kept me totally in awe of his performances for many years now. I can’t say that about too many other comedians because it simply isn’t true, despite the fact that they are also undoubtedly really funny at times.
If you would love to see Lee in 2016, you may have some difficulties because he only appears on a rare occasion now – but if you hold your nerve for long enough and wait to pounce on a potential pair of tickets then you may be in luck, because it’s extremely likely that he will be out on show again soon – and well away from retirement. Keep your eyes firmly peeled everybody!