Each Comedian of the Month on MoodyComedy is a comic who has never previously featured on the website. Reasons for selection can include various current projects the comedian is involved with, or perhaps recent appearances on television programmes or podcasts. There is no strict criteria however, as Comedian of the Month simply stands as a collection of recommendations, highlighting interesting and original aspects of certain comedians and their work.
Despite beginning his career as a stand up comedian, Iain Lee is best known as a radio and television presenter, and particularly for presenting Late Nights With Iain Lee on Talk Radio between 10pm-1am Monday to Friday each week.
Having been through tough times himself, Iain Lee is a sympathetic ear for those who might need someone to listen. And that’s why a lot of people call in to the show during the early hours of the morning. That said, he can be absolutely brutal; painfully so when he loses his patience with late-night drunk callers who are rude. But his undisguised frustrations are a source of guilty pleasure for many listeners – Lee is sometimes harsh but what he says is truth. And besides, the drunks never seem to mind.
Iain’s natural funny bones shine through in his hosting. He communicates effortlessly with callers and always puts the other speaker in the limelight, often setting them up to get the laughs, rather than taking them all for himself. Repeat callers serve as callbacks to past conversations and give the show much needed structure. And each three-hour show is conveniently whittled down to a thirty-minute-long podcast for those who aren’t awake during broadcast, making for punchy shows packed full to the brim with original ideas and hilarious conversation.
Iain Lee is inclusive with his humour and his attitude towards listeners. With his sharp tongue, however, Late Nights With Iain Lee does not make for a particularly cushy night in. For conversations that’ll make you laugh out loud and something to fill insomniac nights or if you’re just up late, then look no further than Iain Lee on Talk Radio.