Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT WINNER 2018 may not be able to talk, but he
definitely has something to say, and his comedy will leave you speechless.
He has gained a reputation for being both very funny and completely unique, and been described as “a wonderful comedian” by Little Britain’s Matt Lucas.
‘Finding humour in strange places is one of Lost Voice Guy’s strengths’ The Guardian
‘A great talent’ Jason Manford
Lost Voice Guy won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014 and this summer scooped the prestigious winner Britain’s Got Talent in
2018. He was the first comic ever to win the show, and when he took to the stage, he delivered one of the most hilarious stand-up
routines the show has ever seen.
The Newcastle funnyman, whose cerebral palsy affects his ability to speak, is the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. Right from the start of the ITV competition, which is the networks highest rated entertainment
show, Lost Voice Guy impressed and entertained with his comedy routines, spoken entirely through an iPad app. In order to perform, Ridley uses a speech synthesiser upon which he programs his material before selecting certain
lines based on audience reaction. Lee will perform at the Royal Variety Performance, later this year, as his prize.
‘One of the best stand-up routines I’ve seen – let alone on this show’ David Walliams
Lee’s other credits include his own sitcom Ability (BBC Radio 4), The One Show (BBC One), Breakfast (BBC One), This
Morning (ITV), Lorraine(ITV), Britain’s Got More Talent (ITV2), Voice Of The People (BBC Three) and BBC At The
Edinburgh Festivals(BBC iPlayer).
‘Funny, personal, occasionally shocking and frequently mischievous’ The Independent
‘The funniest comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe. His banter with the audience is one of the best I have witnessed’ Broadway Baby
While disability and living with cerebral palsy are central themes to his act, Ridley’s stand-up covers a breadth of topics from roasting the political establishment to the country’s welfare system. He has performed in a corporate setting for Barclays, The Royal College of Nursing, Exeter University, Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the BBC (internal), Scope, Motability, Communication Matters and several branches of the NHS.
‘very funny.. created a fab atmosphere on the night. Lee was very professional from booking to performing, he had the audience in fits of giggles. Would definitely recommend booking him if you want to have a good laugh’ Gateshead Council
“Lee opened our annual event Communication Works in 2016 with a brilliantly funny and engaging presentation. Lee was able to match our brief perfectly, the presentation appeal to the wide range of people attending and was an excellent way to open the day conference. Lee was very reliable and accommodating to our unique requirements and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Lee to any event because of his versatility and professionalism”Charlton Park Academy