Britains Got talent winner
LOST VOICE GUY
About Lost Voice GuyLee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. He is the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. He won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014.
He has also been commissioned to write a sitcom for BBC Radio 4, which is titled 'Ability'. This is due to be broadcast in 2018. You can listen to the pilot episode on his radio showreel.
Since making his first stand up performance in February 2012, Ridley has already gained quite a reputation for being both very funny and very unique. He has been described as “a wonderful comedian” by Little Britain’s Matt Lucas and has warmed up for the likes of Ross Noble, Patrick Kielty, Jason Manford and Jason Cook. He also appeared alongside The Boy With Tape On His Face in front of 1,500 people at a charity gig in Edinburgh.
After supporting him on his warm up tour, Ross described Lost Voice Guy as "a very funny guy", Sean Hughes thinks he is "fantastic" and Greg Proops says that he is "tremendous".
Lee gigs all over the country for many of the major comedy bookers and clubs including The Stand, The Glee Club, Manford’s, Jongleurs, and The Frog and Bucket as well as many independent clubs and nights including Rob Riley, Ten Feet Tall, Funhouse Comedy, Bottle Rocket Comedy, Hilarious Comedy, Breakneck Comedy and Abnormally Funny People.
In 2013, he took his first ever solo show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has performed a show there every year since.
He has also featured on the BBC, CNN, The Independent, The Sun and The Mail on Sunday. An article about him in The Guardian said that finding humour in strange places was one of his strengths. His first comedy sketch premièred in December 2012.
He has also acted and appeared on many television and radio programmes including BBC One's The One Show, The One Show's Edinburgh showcase, and Scot Squad. Listen to his radio appearances on Soundcloud.
He has performed for a range of charities and other similar organisations including Barclays, Scope, Motability, Communication Matters, Find A Voice, the Royal College of Nurses, Percy Hedley School and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
He is also a patron of Smile For Life Children's Charity, Find A Voice,Communication Matters and The Sequal Trust.
When this man is on stage the dressing room empties, as the rest of the comics rush to watch and learn from his mistakes. It’s taken years of practice to make something so simple look so difficult. Despite various television appearances – The Stand Up Show BBC 1, Stuff The White Rabbit BBC 2, producers are prepared to forgive and forget, mostly forget. Still, there’s always the alloment – if it stops raining!
“Master of Mirth and Minimalist Magic …Delightful.” Time Out