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Newcastle-based comic Julian Lee has been joking around for as long as he can remember. But, following his debut gig in the ‘90s, Lee swapped the stage for an unconventional career path: working as everything from a data analyst to club promoter. Returning to the creative industry as a performance poet, Lee soon swapped the rhymes for gags, and now, after a 20-year break, is making waves on the stand-up comedy scene.

The master of puns and one-liners, Lee has built up his reputation over the years: in 2017 and 2018 he was runner-up in Leicester Comedy Festival’s UK Pun Championships, and has featured on BBC Newcastle’s Jesting About. In 2018 Lee took his first show, Jokebox, to Edinburgh Festival, and now he has written a joke book of the same name: Jokebox will be released – rather aptly – on 1st April. We all need cheering up this year, and Lee’s puns are guaranteed to brighten anyone’s day.

If you can’t wait that long, Lee has spent lockdown filming weekly joke videos on his YouTube channel – they’re definitely worth checking out to keep you entertained during lockdown!

Julian Lee releases Jokebox on 1st April

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