In just three months a comedian who cannot speak has gone from making his stand-up debut to being described as "wonderful" by comedy star Matt Lucas.
Lee Ridley, who is also known as Lost Voice Guy, has cerebral palsy which has left him without a voice and some mobility problems.
He communicates by using a synthesizer.
The 31-year-old who lives in Newcastle performed his first ever stand-up gig in February.
His close to the bone gags about drinking alcohol to help him walk straight and not being “in it” for the disabled parking badge have been a hit with audiences.
In the past three months, bookings have been flying in – and he has even supported ITV’s Show Me The Funny winner Patrick Monahan.
He has now secured gigs on the national circuit in London and as far afield as Aberdeen.
He has also been featured by national media and celebrities, including Matt Lucas, have heaped praise on him.
The Little Britain star referred to Lee as a “wonderful comedian” after viewing a television report about him.
Lee’s next gig in Tyne and Wear is on May 3 at the Jazz Cafe in Newcastle.
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