Lost Voice Guy Bio
Britain’s Got Talent Champion & star of The Royal Variety Performance – Lost Voice Guy, may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say, and his comedy will leave you speechless. Lost Voice Guy won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and was the first comic ever to win Britain’s Got Talent. Lost Voice Guy, aka Lee, delivered one of the most hilarious stand-up routines the show has ever seen. Having grown up with a love for comedy and watching stand up comedians, Lee’s decision to perform himself came in the aftermath of a Ross Noble show, in which he challenged the comedian on the quality of his Stephen Hawking impersonation, claiming he could do a far better impersonation of the renowned physicist. To formulate his routines, Lee Ridley purchased an iPad voice synthesiser app called Speak It!, with which he pre-programmed it with sentences based on material he had written. Following his first performance, Lee adapted his routine by selecting material that had received a favourable audience reaction, and adopting a style of improvisation in which he can create new material onstage through his synthesiser in real-time. Lee Ridley is the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. Right from the start of Britain’s Got Talent, which is ITV’s highest rated entertainment show, as Lost Voice Guy he impressed and entertained with his comedy routines, spoken entirely through an iPad app. Lee has since appeared on Live at the Apollo and at the Royal Variety Performance, sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and embarked on his first national tour.
“a wonderful comedian” – Matt Lucas
“one of the best stand up routines I’ve seen – let alone on Britain’s Got Talent!” – David Walliams