It was only last night at one of the BAC's wonderful 'After Hours' workshops (go) that Londonist realized that stand up comedian of the century and man behind Jerry Springer The Opera, Stewart Lee was performing! How we kicked ourselves!
The good news is that he is performing tonight as well. What Would Judas Do? is a 'scratch performance' of a work in progress.
Judas is best known as the betrayer of Christ, but here he explains his position using words, rope and food.
In his own words,
What Would Judas Do? is the title of a new monologue I am working on. You can see two very very primitive ‘scratch’ versions of the show at Battersea Arts Centre on the 14th and 15th of November, but it won’t be at all finished. Be advised, this is a pretentious one-man theatre piece, not the kind of laugh-filled gag-fests I do as a stand-up.
Laugh filled gag-fest or not, it'll still be worth a watch. The man is a genius, and intelligently controversial too. The finished piece will run at The Bush Theatre's intimate 80 seater space for a month from January 8th 2007. The difference will be that at the Bush Theatre performances, aside from it being finished, you'll probably be bombarded with leaflets from or covered in holy water by the Evangelical Alliance who once tried to take Lee to court for blasphemy, "but the court threw it out, on the grounds that it's not 1508".
Best of all, at this albeit unfinished stage it's only a fiver (or £3 concessions). 8.30pm at the Battersea Arts Centre.