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Lee Evans Confirms Plans To Retire From Comedy After 'Monsters' Tour

By Michael West | 20th November 2014

Comedian Lee Evans has confirmed that he will retire from comedy after the conclusion of his current Monsters tour. The 50-year-old announced the plans during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, which airs on...

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Lee Evans Retiring At The Age Of 50

20th November 2014

British comic Lee Evans is to retire after his U.K. stand-up tour concludes later this month (Nov14).The There's Something About Mary star is walking away from work after more than 30 years in the entertainment...

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Lee Evans Will Never Return To Hollywood

11th September 2013

British comic Lee Evans turned his back on Hollywood because he found working in Tinseltown a "nightmare".The funnyman shot to international fame in the 1990s with roles in big budget films such as There's Something...

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Lee Evans Breaks Leg In Jogging Accident

6th June 2013

British funnyman Lee Evans had to crawl home with a broken leg after falling over in remote woodland during a run.The MouseHunt star took a tumble while jogging and had no way of calling for...

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As Her Sitcom Reaches Finale, Miranda Hart Eyes Arena Tour: Can It Work?

By Michael West | 29th January 2013

Miranda Hart is without doubt the most popular British female comedian of the minute, and with the recent season finale of her successful BBC sitcom, Hart is to begin work on writing material for a...

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Lee Evans Gig Cancelled

3rd October 2011

British funnyman Lee Evans scrapped a show in the U.K. on Sunday night (02Oct11) due to staging problems at the venue.The There's Something About Mary star, who is currently touring Britain with his new stand-up...

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Mumbai Set For First Overseas Comedy Store

22nd April 2009

Aspiring Indian stand-up comedians will soon be able to ply their trade in the country's most bustling metropolis, it has been announced.The Comedy Store, the British branch of which first opened in London in 1979...

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Britain's Got Talent Beats Doctor Who In Saturday Ratings

12th April 2009

The new series of Britain's Got Talent beat the latest Doctor Who special episode in the TV ratings last night.The ITV talent show drew some 11 million viewers on Easter Saturday, while David Tennant and...

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Five Million Tune In For Jonathan Ross Tv Return

24th January 2009

An estimated five million people watched Jonathan Ross' television comeback after his three-month suspension.A peak of 5.1 million people saw the presenter interview comic Lee Evans, broadcaster Stephen Fry and actor Tom Cruise on Friday...

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Nice To Be Back, Says Jonathan Ross After Radio Return

24th January 2009

Jonathan Ross has remarked it was "nice to be back" on Radio 2, as he made his return to the airwaves following a three-month suspension.The presenter was punished by the BBC for his involvement in...

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Ryan To Make Doctor Who Cameo

23rd January 2009

Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans are to guest star in a Doctor Who Easter special.Ryan, the former Eastenders star, will appear as Lady Christina de Souza who joins the Doctor on a trip which takes...

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Ross Makes Apology For Radio Comments

22nd January 2009

Jonathan Ross has made a full apology for his role in the Andrew Sachs controversy during filming of his new series of Friday Night shows.The veteran presenter returns to screens this weekend after completing a...

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Tom Cruise Confirmed For Jonathan Ross Return

14th January 2009

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise has been announced as the final guest for Jonathan Ross' comeback following his three-month suspension.The actor's new film Valkyrie is released on Friday January 23rd and he will appear on Ross'...

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Franz Ferdinand 'Planning Gay Club Album Launch'

12th January 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND have announced they will launch their third album at London gay club Heaven.The band will reportedly showcase songs from their forthcoming album TONIGHT: FRANZ FERDINAND at the venue on January 20th.According to the...

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Fry And Evans Confirmed For Jonathan Ross' Tv Return

7th January 2009

Actor Stephen Fry and comic Lee Evans will be interviewed by Jonathan Ross when his chatshow returns to BBC1 later this month.The presenter was suspended from the corporation for three months over his involvement in...

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Evans Left Hollywood To Save His Marriage

4th December 2008

British comic LEE EVANS was forced to return from his two-year stint in Hollywood to salvage his marriage. Evans shot to international fame with roles in a string of hit comedies including 1997's Mousehunt and...

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Lee Takes Record Back From Rock

3rd October 2008

British funnyman LEE EVANS is to perform for 80,000 people in a sell-out run of shows - smashing the record set by CHRIS ROCK. Evans has sold out five-nights at London's 16,000-capacity O2 Arena this...

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Chris Rock Smashes Comedy Audience Record

24th May 2008

Comedian Chris Rock has broken British records for audience size after performing to 15,900 people at London's O2 Arena last night.The Bigger and Blacker star has smashed the UK record for the largest comedy audience...

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Evans To Ditch Hollywood Career

28th October 2007

British comedian LEE EVANS is set to turn his back on his Hollywood career to concentrate on his stand-up comedy routine. The Something About Mary star has vowed to stay in his native Britain with...

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Slater To Present Fringe Comedy Prize

13th August 2007

US actor Christian Slater will present the top comedy award at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.The True Romance star, who made his stage debut at the Fringe in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, said he...

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22nd January 2007

"It's nerves. I've accepted it now - I'm a wetman. No good thinking about it. The more you think about it, the more you sweat." British funnyman LEE EVANS describes his perspiration problem....

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Evans Fears Second Breakdown

22nd January 2007

British funnyman LEE EVANS could be on course for a second breakdown after admitting he's failed to learn lessons from the first. The THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY star suffered a mental collapse after winning the...

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Evans Signs Up For Pinter Play

4th January 2007

British funnyman LEE EVANS is embracing a departure from comedy to star in dark HAROLD PINTER play THE DUMB WAITER. The THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY star has appeared on stage before, wowing audiences in SAMUEL...

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Hammond: I'm 100% Fixed

22nd December 2006

Richard Hammond, the Top Gear presenter who was sent to hospital with serious brain injuries following a high-speed car crash, has said that he is now absolutely fine.In his first television interview since the accident,...

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Evans Bulk Buys Suits

25th May 2006

English actor/comedian LEE EVANS buys suits in bulk when he takes his stand-up show on tour - because he sweats so much on stage he can only wear them twice. The MOUSEHUNT actor is an...

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Law To Honour Beckett

29th March 2006

Actor JUDE LAW and director ANTHONY MINGHELLA will honour the 100th anniversary of playwright SAMUEL BECKETT's birth at a charity production in Reading, England. Minghella will direct his COLD MOUNTAIN star alongside a cast including...

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29th November 2005

"I don't do any jogging. Or go to gyms. I'd rather just have a fag." British comic LEE EVANS on maintaining his lean physique....

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Evans Takes A Break

29th November 2005

Fatigued British comic LEE EVANS is taking the advice of MEL BROOKS and is planning a break from acting. The THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY star has just endured a gruelling stint in the London...

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Evans Breaks Comic Record

21st November 2005

British funnyman LEE EVANS has broken the world record for performing to the largest comedy audience. The comic actor entertained 10,108 people at the Manchester Evening News Arena in England on Saturday (19NOV05), smashing...

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Poppins Defeats Producers In Olivier Nominations

21st January 2005

London musical MARY POPPINS has beaten THE PRODUCERS to land the most nominations for Britain's prestigious LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARDS. The West End production of the classic JULIE ANDREWS movie has been awarded nine nominations...

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