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“I have used Purple Cactus to book a number of comedians for company functions. They provide a fantastic service and are a company I would recommend and definitely use again” – Halifax


Lee Hurst

‘Lee Hurst is one of only a handful of comedians who very rarely swears on stage.’

Lee Hurst became best known to television viewers as the quirky and quick-witted panellist on BBC1′s popular sporting quiz, They Think It’s All Over.

Lee’s other TV credits include presenting Shark Tank and The Warehouse, and guest appearances on Have I Got News For You, That’s Showbusiness, and The Stand Up Show. He also popped up on Don’t Give Up Your Day Job as a regular panellist.

On radio Lee has presented Loose Ends and guested on The Steve Wright Show, Euromix, Two Men and a Transmitter and The Robert Elms Show. He was team captain on Hold The Front Page. He also presented Wriggling with Eels, a study of Cockney comedians for BBC Radio 4.

Lee has both hosted and performed for many corporate clients including Sony, Nissan, Mercedes, The Travel Advertising Awards, The Guardian, so name but a few.

In 1997, Lee opened up his own comedy venue, the Backyard Comedy Club, acting as resident compere. In 2010, Lee closed this club and razed it to the ground. On the site where it stood Lee is developing a seven storey hotel, on the ground floor of which will be a bar and the new Backyard Comedy Club. This is scheduled to open at the beginning of 2013.

Whilst the club has been closed Lee wanted to keep his hand in and so he performed a show called ‘Man v Woman’ in a few venues around the country. This was very well received and it spurred Lee on to book a 50+ date tour called ‘Too Scared to Leave the House’ which starts in September 2012.


“Lee Hurst kept everyone in hysterics and definitely gave us value for money.” – Nissan

“Absolutely fantastic. A true professional. I cannot praise him highly enough. Lee’s contribution was immense.” – Travel Advertising Awards

“Lee went down a storm. Very professional, very funny, and he stayed around in the bar afterwards and happily chatted to people.” – Mercedes

“The brief was to make 200 advertising types laugh their socks off – that is exactly what we got.” – The Guardian

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