Lee’s manic energy, uncanny observations, hilarious delivery and side-splitting material have made his live performances a must-see for comedy fans worldwide. His tours and DVD releases year-on-year continue to smash sales and box office records. From 2002 to 2008 alone he has performed to well-over a million people through his three live arena shows (‘Wired & Wonderful’ - 2002, ‘XL’ - 2005, ‘Big’ 2008), not to mention the millions of fans he has entertained from the comfort of their own living room with his massive selling stand-up DVD releases.
In 2008 Lee’s previous 59 date arena tour, ‘Big’ saw him sell out his first show at London's 02 Arena in just 60 minutes, making it the UK’s biggest solo live comedy gig ever at that time. This broke his own previous record from 2005 at the MEN arena where he played to over 10,000 people.
Lee Evans has won many accolades in the comedy world including the highly coveted ‘Perrier Award’ and the Time Out Award for Comedy. He has experienced huge success as an international film star with major starring roles in There’s Something About Mary (1998), The Fifth Element (1997), Mouse Hunt (1998) and Funny Bones (1995). In 2007, he starred in the lead role of Alfred Polly in the ITV1 drama production of the H G Wells novel The History of Mr Polly.
During the past five years Lee has received rave reviews for his West-End theatre roles. These include; Samuel Beckett's Endgame alongside the legendary Michael Gambon, Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers with Nathan Lane plus the Harold Pinter play The Dumb Waiter, with Jason Isaacs, where he received the London Theatregoers’ Choice Award.
Tickets for the BIC performances go on sale from 9am 15 October.