Lee Hurst

Lee Hurst

Comedian & Club Owner


The original star of They Think It’s All Over is back on the road for the first time in a decade, and back in charge of his Bethnal Green comedy club. Lee has fun chatting with audiences, often finding comedy in the unlikeliest areas – like physical ailments.


After earning his spurs on the comedy circuit Lee Hurst made his name as a quick-witted panellist on the BBC quiz show, They Think It’s All Over. Although he has no sporting prowess, and knows next to nothing about football, he won over viewers with his easy banter.

Lee’s other credits include presenting Shark Tank and Loose Ends as well as guest appearances on That’s Showbusiness, The Stand Up Show, Have I Got News For You and Don’t Give Up Your Day Job. He also stepped up to the plate as team captain on Hold The Front Page and What In The World.

Lee has recently added ‘property developer’ to his CV, transforming his Backyard Comedy Club in London’s Bethnal Green into a 7 storey hotel. Once the development is complete The Backyard will reopen and Lee will continue to act as resident compere.

Lee has performed in cabaret for dozens of household name companies, from Britvic and SpecSavers to O2 - at his best simply bouncing off members of the audience. He has also hosted awards ceremonies for the travel, IT, printing, commercial vehicle and, perhaps surprisingly, the beauty industry.

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