How Jarrow comic Lee Kyle is keeping people laughing during the coronavirus lockdown
Jarrow comic Lee Kyle is keeping families laughing during lockdown with live comedy from his front room.
Having entertained audiences up and down the country for the past 10 years, Lee has found himself performing alone due to the measures brought in to halt the spread of coronavirus.
But he’s keeping spirits up with an hour of live comedy streamed directly into people’s homes every week throughout the pandemic.
Lee’s Giant Comedy Shows for Families (Who Aren’t Boring!) will be broadcast live online every Thursday at 2pm, while the lockdown measures are in place.
Each show features a host of guests - who look and sound suspiciously like Lee – to entertain all ages.
The comedian, who has appeared on CBBC and worked with Sweep, Jedward and Basil Brush also hosted the kids show at The Stand in Newcastle for five years and headlined the family show at The Comedy Store.
“The show may be daft, silly and even cheeky but it’s suitable for families,” Lee said.
“It’s easier to say what it isn’t than what it is - it’s not the show you’d expect a kids comedy show to be if you’ve never seen one.
“It’s a bit silly and rude, but I never talk down to a young audience – it allows them to feel like a grown up comedy crowd.
“The only catch is, it’s for families who aren’t boring.”