Lee Nelson at BCF

Lee Nelson is playing at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on Thursday 22 October and we caught up with him ahead of the show

What do you enjoy most about being part of the Brighton Comedy Festival?
It’s like the Comedy World Cup, all the best comedians are here all having a laugh, it’s great.

What is your show about?
Family, love, life, politics, immigration, the royal family, the lot!

What’s the strangest you’ve ever done at a gig?
I went to Glastonbury and I new a lot of people didn’t want Kanye West headlining so I gave them an alternative and up I went and I just did it to get a bit of attention of Taylor Swift. Hopefully she noticed and is writing an album about me now.

What is your favourite memory in Sussex?
It’s always nice to go to the seafront and enjoy a nice freezing cold beach with big rocks covered in needles and used johnnies. No I do like the area, it’s really nice, you’ve got some good clubs there, some good nightlife and the people are well up for things, it’s a good part of town.

Do you prefer watching or performing comedy?
You got to get in the mix and do it yourself. Making people laugh is more fun than laughing myself.

What is the worst thing anyone has ever said to you?
After storming the stage at Glastonbury in front of 200,000 people I was meant to be playing in the comedy arena so I went along and the guys on the gate didn’t let me in to my own gig because I didn’t have any ID.

What is the most important life lesson you’ve learned?
Don’t take more than eight mushrooms on a night out.

BCF_logo_coloursmallWhat does the future hold for yourself?
I’ve got a court case coming up in Zurich after my fun with FIFA so we’ll see how that goes and the tour is carrying on all through the year. Obviously Brighton is the highlight, the whole tour has just been building up to that and then we’ll see, there’s a few exciting things on the horizon with some telly programmes but at the moment I’m focusing on the tour.

For more information or for tickets visit www.brightoncomedyfestival.com

About Daniel White
Dan has written numerous articles for Title Sussex. He no longer works for Title Media and has made a confident career in the world of coffee!