- Lee Hurst (comedian)
name = Lee Hurst
Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom
nationality = British
notable_work = "They Think It's All Over"
Lee Hurst, born in
Tower Hamlets,cite web
title =Comedian's mayoral ambition | work = | publisher =BBC News | date =
3 October 2003| url =http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3160102.stm | accessdate = 2007-09-06 ] Londonin 1962, is a stand-up comedianwho ran his own club, "Lee Hurst's Backyard Comedy Club", in Bethnal Greenin London's East Enduntil it closed on 17 November 2007. The club since reopened under the name "The FymFigBar", with Lee Hurst compèring most Saturday evenings.
They Think It's All Over
Lee first became known to television viewers as a regular team member on the
BBC comedy sports quiz"They Think It's All Over". He appeared alongside David Gowerfrom the first episode on September 14, 1995for the first six series until 1998. He returned for one appearance a guest towards the end of its run for series 17 in 2004.
Other television credits
TVcredits include presenting "Shark Tank", " Salvage Squad" and "The Warehouse", and guest appearances on "That’s Showbusiness", "The Stand Up Show" and " Have I Got News For You". He has also popped up as a regular panellist on "Don’t Give Up Your Day Job". Lee also fronted ITV's short-lived revival of the entertainment show " Saturday Live", which included comedians such as Alan Parker, Urban Warrior and a then just starting out Harry Hill.
Lee has also written for other comedians. He was one of a number of writers for a one-off programme, in 1984, featuring David Copperfield, "The Copperfield Comedy Company". [cite web
title ="The Copperfield Comedy Company"
publisher =BBC - Comedy Guide
accessdate = 2007-09-06 ]
On radio, Lee has guested on "The
Steve WrightShow", "Euromix", "Two Men and a Transmitter" and "The Robert ElmsShow". He was team captain on "Hold The Front Page". He also presented "Wriggling with Eels", a study of Cockneycomedians for BBC Radio 4. [cite web
title ="Wriggling with Eels"
publisher =BBC - Radio 4
accessdate = 2007-09-06 ]
In recent years he reduced his TV appearances to allow more time for running his comedy club before its closure. The club since reopened under the name "The FymFigBar", with Lee Hurst compèring most Saturday evenings.
In 1999, Lee was voted no.48 in "Company" magazine's "100 Millennium Men" – tagged as a list of 'The Sexiest Men of the Century'. [cite web
title =Company's Top 100 Men
work =('The Sexiest Men of the Century')
publisher =BBC News - Entertainment
accessdate = 2007-09-06 ]
In 2003, he was considering standing as a candidate in the 2004 election for the
Mayor of London. A proposed redevelopment which would have seen his club demolished was one of the factors behind his decision.
Ironically Lee, along with Antler Homes, is the subject of protests in the Kent village of Loose over a planning application to demolish a house with ' A mystery owner' in the Loose Conservation Area and replace it with a number of Executive homes. The argument is that, having been left to deteriorate for some years, the site is now Brownfields, thus sidestepping the conservation regulations. Although rejected twice the application goes to appeal during June 2008.
He is a supporter of East London football club
West Ham United, although in his 1997 standup tour, he openly admitted to not knowing anything about football, despite having appeared on They Think It's All Over
Hurst suffers from a severe form of
arthritiscalled ankylosing spondylitis, a hereditary condition which causes acute back and joint pain. [cite web
title =Probe into arthritis pain
publisher =BBC News
24 August 2002
accessdate = 2007-09-06 ] However, this was not the reason for his departure from "They Think it's all over."Fact|date=August 2007
List of credits
*1995-1998 They Think It's All Over, (BBC), 42 episodes, 6 series
*1996 Saturday Live (ITV), 6 episodes [ [http://www.speakers-uk.com/profile.phtml?id=320&act_id=4&sid=82 Lee Hurst> Speakers UK]
Salvage Squad, Channel 4, (series 1)
Have I Got News For You, (BBC), 2 appearances (1994, 1995), on Ian Hislop's team
Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment(creator), Five, five series
* [http://www.leehurst.com Lee Hurst's 'Backyard Comedy Club' website]
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