After a critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival last year, followed by a successful spring tour, the self-effacing George Lewis – a BBC New Comedy Award finalist – is taking his latest show to London’s Soho Theatre in May.
‘A man, a plan, a girl with fake tan’ tells the story of when George was 12 and he fell for the most beautiful, most orange girl in Stockport. To win her heart, he decided he needed to act less like a boy and more like a man. Specifically, the coolest man in Britain at that point: Liam Gallagher.
In this show, George looks back on life as a teenager in a world that was going crazy for Britpop, Minidiscs and New Labour. He was a self-assured geek who was trying so hard to be cool but getting it so, so wrong.
He’d like to think that this is just something every teenage boy goes through, but the odd story of his life as an adult shows that, actually, he’s not changed that much after all.
He still tries to be cool. He still gets it wrong, more often than not. And he’s still a huge Oasis fan. He quite recently won BBC1’s Celebrity Mastermind, answering Oasis-based questions, and appeared on the Oasis podcast to talk about his victory.
Stockport born and bred, George Lewis is one of the most exciting comedians to burst onto the scene in recent years. A multi-award-winning stand-up, he has recently written for BBC Radio 4, appeared on ITV2’s Stand Up Sketch Show, hosted BBC’s Top Gear-Extra Gear, been named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist, and won Celebrity Mastermind. He has also appeared on CBBC (The Dog Ate My Homework), Comic Relief 2017, and Jokes (ITV2). In 2018, George supported Tom Allen on his UK tour.
Soho Theatre, London
Tue 28 – Wed 29 May 2019 @9pm
More Information: www.georgelewiscomedian.com