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Monday, May 19, 2008

Stewart Herring D'OH Stewart Lee on the Tube

At Angel this morning a bloke got on my carriage who looked remarkably like
Stewart Lee (the guy who wrote Jerry Springer The Opera and a major Brit stand up comic). You know what it's like when you see someone in a non familiar surrounding you're never really sure it's them. He looked shorter than I thought he was. Plus he was having an intense conversation about pig farming.

But that's what made me really think, that must be Stewart Lee. Weirdly I had been helping to run an event about food and buying food from farmers' markets only yesterday and there was Stewart Lee (I thought) right in front of me.

So I plucked up the courage and said "Excuse me are you Stewart Herring?" He looked at me a bit strangely - probably cos it turned out that he was Stewart Lee and said "Err yes" I said, "Do you mind if I take a photo of you? As I run a blog about the Tube and weirdly yesterday was running an event about food and how it's farmed". He looked a bit awkward but said "Alright then". I said "I'm going to have to be quick cos I get off at the next stop". So managed to grab a couple of quick shots on the moving train (only just uploaded now as I left my camera lead at the Cookery School). The really blurry one is just on this link, but the one I prefer is below:

Stewart Lee on the Tube

Oh yeah and the reason I called him Stewart Herring (to those who haven't already guessed) is because his comedy partner - at least when I first heard of him - is a guy called Richard Herring. D'Oh, D'Oh, D'Oh.

To see my other comedians amongst my London Underground Celebrity Stalking er sorry Tube Celebrity Spotting spots check out these blog posts: Rob Brydon Matthew Kelly, Jack Doherty (Men's Uggs Celebrity Tube Fashion Victim). Second thoughts, didn't realise I had so many comedians, perhaps I'd better not tell him, he'd have me arrested.


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