Suki Webster’s Guest Speaker: Museum of Comedy, London, 2018
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2018
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2019
Performing regularly with the Comedy Store Players, brilliant improviser Lee Simpson starred in Suki Webster’s Guest Speaker along with Briony Redman, Suki Webster and Paul Merton when I went to the Museum of Comedy in London in June 2018. The show featured solo and group improvisation based on suggestions by the audience and during the performance, particularly inspiring was Simpson’s Shakespearian speech about the use of email based on a suggestion from the audience. It was remarkable to watch and very funny.
I saw Simpson again at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of Paul Merton’s Impro Chums in August 2018 and again in August 2019. Always worth seeing, the show with the group of Merton, Webster, Mike McShane, Richard Vranch and Simpson all worked very hard with adlibbing causing the audience to laugh out loud. Simpson was exceptional with his range of voices for the made-up routines which was very clever and funny to watch.