Lee Evans

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Lee Evans (born 25 February 1964) is a British comedian, writer, actor and musician, of Welsh and Irish heritage. Lee Evans was born in Avonmouth, Bristol, England to an Irish mother Shirley and a Welsh father, Dave Evans, a nightclub performer. He left Bristol at the age of 11 and then went to the Billericay School in Billericay, Essex. After a spell as a boxer and two years at Thurrock Art College in Essex, he followed his father into entertainment. In his teens he moved to Scarborough, North Yorkshire and also played drums in a punk rock band called the Forgotten Five. On 22 September 1984, he married Heather Nudds with whom he has a daughter, Mollie (born 1994). They live in Billericay. Evans rose to fame during the 1990s with loud, hot, sweaty, energetic stage performances and physical observational comedy. His slapstick humour has led to comparisons with Norman Wisdom, though Evans does not regard Wisdom as an influence. In his earlier work, he used a dysfunctional character called Malcolm to illustrate unusual characters. In 1993, Evans won the Perrier Comedy Award for his work at the Edinburgh Festival. Evans' sweat drenches him on stage.
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