Jarrow comedian sets challenge to keep people laughing during lockdown with new livestreamed show

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A Jarrow comedian has set himself the ‘unprecedented’ challenge of performing a brand new show every month while the country remains in lockdown.

Comic Lee Kyle - best known for his appearances on CBBC - has been keeping spirits up during the coronavirus crisis.

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Now, with his regular Edinburgh Fringe show cancelled this summer he has set himself a new challenge to keep himself busy.

Jarrow comedian Lee Kyle has set himself a challenge during lockdown.Jarrow comedian Lee Kyle has set himself a challenge during lockdown.
Jarrow comedian Lee Kyle has set himself a challenge during lockdown. | JPIMedia

Launching on Tuesday, May 19, Lee will produce and perform a new hour-long show every month.

All of the material will be new and won’t have been previewed to audiences before it is live streamed into people’s homes.

A regular at The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle, Lee has been performing to live audiences for a decade and has toured all over the UK, as well as taking to the stage in Australia and the Middle East.

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“I’ve suddenly found myself performing alone in my own front room,” said Lee.

“With the Edinburgh Fringe show cancelled this year, I’m bringing the festival to people’s living rooms instead.”

He added: “It's a risky way of performing a show, especially one that is set to be a lot angrier than my usual act.

“It’s all brand new material, which I haven’t had the luxury of previewing to audiences.”

Precedented will go live at 8pm on Tuesday, May 19.

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You can watch on Facebook, Youtube or via his website imleekyle.com

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