Lee Evans on Tour
in Hyde Park (London)
Jenkins UK Tour
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We were fortunate to have Lee Evans visit Norwich last minute, and was
performing at the Theatre Royal in Norwich for a week.
This was a good opportunity for me as I have never seen Lee Evans live
before, especially as a stand up comedian, so this was going to be
something very new for me.
We arrived at the theatre and started with just a drink at the bar to relax after
a stressful day, this was also to ensure we were in the right mind set
before entering the auditorium.
We took our seats and got comfortable, Lee Evans was introduced and he
came onto the stage and got himself organised, he removed the
microphone stand and started by saying hello and welcoming the audience
to the theatre.
Lee Evans got straight into telling some jokes and humorous stories,
although for me I didn't feel as if this was going to be a good start
as the jokes I felt were a little silly - at this point I wondered that
what I had seen of him on TV as a stand up comic maybe just the high lights,
like the 'best of', so I was starting to think it could be like this
The difficulties I find for a stand up comedian is that there must be a
strategy involved with assessing the audience and maybe warming them up
as well as warming himself up! There's obviously that formula they
search for to get everyone in the auditorium in the right mood, relaxed
and better still cheerie.
This did seem very apparent after 10 minutes as it seemed that the
dynamics of the jokes started to become more relative in that they're
all jokes and stories that we experience on a daily basis, but the
great thing about Lee Evans is that he has his own style of humour
along with his funny face pulling and silly and amusing ways started to
win everyone over including myself.
I must say 15 minutes in, and I was laughing with him along with
everyone else, the jokes and stories he told were great and hilarious,
and many of them we could associate with, which made it even more funny.
Lee Evans ensured that each of his stories appealed to everyone,
covering topics about marriage, sport, driving, country life which was
specific to Norfolk and so on.
Certainly from the one night I had the pleasure of watching him, I
found that he was very funny, put on a great show and worked very hard.
The audience got there money's worth. He was on the stage from 7.30pm
to 8.55pm, and then again from 9.10pm to 10.30pm, a long evening for
him but a very enjoyable evening for everyone else.
Of course, what you'd expect with Lee Evans, is his cheeky smiles, put
on voices and his constant sweating which started pretty much after the
first 10 minutes. Seeing Lee Evans on tour is not to be missed.
If you're fortunate enough to have Lee Evans visit your area then you
must go and see him. There were many people waiting to see him outside
the theatre and Lee Evans was happy to meet everyone having pictures
taken and giving autographs, he is a very down to earth and friendly
If you get the opportunity then buy your tickets before they sell out!!