Lost Voice Guy is set to continue his stand-up comedy tour Cerebral LOL-sy when he visits Bristol.
The disabled comedian, who is unable to speak, had announced a number of UK dates following the success of his sell-out tour in 2019.
Now the 41-year-old is looking to bring smiles to faces across the South West when he makes his way to Bristol - here is everything you need to know.
When is Lost Voice Guy coming to Bristol?
The comedian is set to grace the city of Bristol as part of his Cerebral LOL-sy tour in 2022.
His show will take place at the historic Redgrave Theatre, which has a capacity of 315.
It is set to take place on Sunday, 8 May.
Where else is Lost Voice Guy visiting as part of his Cerebral LOL-sy tour in 2022?
Lost Voice Guy will visit 14 different locations across the country as part of his Cerebral LOL-sy tour, including his first date at Dorking’s Dorking Hall on 29 April, before ending at Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre on 28 May.
Here is a full list of tour dates:
- 29 - Dorking Hall, Dorking
- 30 - The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre, Burnham-on-Sea
- 1 - Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter
- 5 - Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
- 8 - Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
- 10 - Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham on Sea
- 11 - Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight
- 12 - The Stag, Sevenoaks
- 14 - The Lowry, Salford
- 15 - Theatre Royal, Lincoln
- 15 - The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
- 21 - Bloomsbury Theatre, London
- 22 - Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
- 28 - Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
Who is Lost Voice Guy and why can’t he speak?
Lost Voice Guy - real name Lee Ridley - is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid to perform.
The 41-year-old comedian is best known for claiming victory on Britain’s Got Talent in 2018, as well as winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2014.
The comedian had a difficult start to life after he was diagnosed with a neurological form of cerebral palsy at six-months-old, bringing a number of health issues such as a brain infection which left him in a coma for two months.
As a result, this drastically limited his movement and he has been unable to speak ever since.
Lee Ridley might not be able to ‘speak’, but he certainly has a voice as he is the ambassador of Scope, a charity that aims to change negative attitudes towards disability.
He also co-writes and stars in Ability on BBC Radio 4, which was previously shortlisted for Best Radio Comedy in 2019’s Writers’ Guild Awards and Best Scripted Comedy in the 2019 BBC Audio Drama Awards.
Lee is also a published author, with I’m Only In It For The Parking available on paperback and hardback.
How does Lost Voice Guy talk?
Since losing his voice and throughout his comedy shows that he puts on country-wide, many have wondered how exactly he communicates.
This is achieved via a communication aid (or AAC) which is used by children and adults who have difficulty using spoken language.
Lost Voice Guy in particular uses a voice synthesiser, which is an electronic synthesiser that generates and combines basic elements of sound to produce simulated speech - popularly used in computer equipment.
The comedian also uses a MyChoicePad lightwriter system, and most remember his statement of hoping to generate a Geordie accent, describing the voice of the machine as something similar to a ‘posh robocop’.
What is Lost Voice Guy’s net worth?
According to Celebs Age Wiki, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million.