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Lee Kyle: Parochial Glitter Implosion


Lee Kyle: Parochial Glitter Implosion

The City Cafe

19 Blair Street
Nineties: AUG 5-14, 16-28 at 18:10 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Lee Kyle: Parochial Glitter Implosion

Lee never understood why people sometimes thought he was unusual. Then, one day, he was sat in a cemetery with a lass out of Byker Grove who may or may not be his sister, with a guinea pig he accidentally owns between his legs, under a tree he'd taken to throwing shoes into and he realised he might be an oddball.

A show about identity with a little bit about class war if there's time.

Lee is a stand up comedian, story teller and ad libber from South Tyneside, expect him to be both stupid and thoughtful in equal measures as he flips between 'sophisticated comedy' Wee Review and being 'sublimely ridiculous' Northern Echo.

'Whip smart jokes' One4review

'Very funny' Manchester Evening News

'A brilliant performance.. Pure genius!' NARC Magazine

'Subtle genius' NE1 Magazine

'Genius... Kyle is one to go back for' Leicester Mercury

***** Northeast Theatre Guide

***** Edfringe Comedy

***** Popculture-y (Aus)

***** Mumble

***** Vegas7 (USA)

***** Funny Tonne (Aus)

**** Wee Review

**** One4review

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

September 6, 2022    The Scotsman

The comedian from the north-east of England’s material includes elements of observational and autobiographical material, and his manner is warm and unthreatening, but not so much we feel there won’t be a bit of edge to the evening.

The relatable and the lightly absurdist come together during his set, and he’s got a political edge which manifests in material which blends the straight-talking and the compassionate. Why do people complain about footballers’ wages when they don’t complain about CEOs’? What is going on with Republicans who still profess to like the Queen? What does the size of Michaelangelo’s David’s penis have to do with his masculinity?

Despite the presentation of the show, it’s not a piece about sexuality, but Kyle does have some good material which draws on personal experience about inclusivity and normalising queerness, from the perspective of a straight northern bloke. An hour in his company is very well-spent. David Pollock