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I have become Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee's Content Provider standup show is on iPlayer for the next month, so consider this a heads up for those who like Stewart Lee.

A decade or so back I saw him and realised my writing style at the time was weirdly similar to his standup. Those Lee and Herring shows from my youth had programmed me well, and this kinda pleased me.

Lee's schtick, if that's the right word, is that he plays the character Stewart Lee on stage, and that this character is an unreasonable, dogmatic, arse of a man, exaggerated for comic effect.

Watching this show, which I'd intended, but failed, to see live, I was struck by how weirdly similar I am to the character Stewart Lee, how much I identified with this monster. I'm not sure if this pleases me.

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