Lee Kyle: Kicking Potatoes into the Sea

Anyone for a beach-side root vegetable kick about with a former wrestler and Spice Girls tribute legend? Allow Sam Wonfor to suggest searching out Lee Kyle who’s at The Stand Newcastle in June.

Lee Kyle: Kicking Potatoes into the Sea

Lee Kyle is Kicking Potatoes into the Sea from The Stand Newcastle

He returned from the Melbourne Comedy Festival on the crest of a wave of excitement after making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe’s cousin from Down Under.

But Lee Kyle can’t wait to treat his home crowd to his five-star-rated show from last year’s Fringe, which comes to The Stand Newcastle on June 17.

The gig is part of the Kicking Potatoes into the Sea UK tour – a carb-launching pastime we can all relate to? Well, if not now, then definitely by the time Lee says thank you and goodnight.

Lee Kyle: Kicking Potatoes into the Sea

Lee Kyle. Literally kicking potatoes into the sea

Tracing the tribulations of a tricky 2017 – which segued into an even trickier 2018 – the bumph describes it as a show ‘about death, about madness, about loneliness’.

And if South Shields’ Lee wasn’t such a nailed on safe pair of hands when it comes to finding the funny, there’d be decent cause for concern.

Thankfully though, there’s nothing to fear here.

Blending a light touch with dark times and a healthy dollop of silly into the mix, audiences are in for a treat from the fella who write the in-the-ring memoir: Spandex Ballet – How I Wasted My Twenties Wrestling.

Tickets are £8 and are available from www.thestand.co.uk

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