Lea was elected by the viewers of TV series “Stand Up Britain”. Lea Roberts, from Halifax scooped the title, trophy and a 1st prize of £7000 on the live final screened by ITV1 in October 2002. He was up against 6 other comedians from the 144 who started in the competition, and winning the final with 75% of the total vote, including first place in London, North West, and Yorkshire regions.
With a sporting background (following retirement, he still coaches a local rugby club). Lea is a well known face on the after dinner circuit in and around the North of England, and has worked with numerous sporting celebrities. Following his success on Stand Up Britain is now beginning to carve out a career further afield.
Lea’s comedy is traditional Northern humour, but with a more modern approach. Lea was runner up in the Cup A Soup Comedy challenge in 2000, where the heats were held in various Yates’s Lodges across the country. Before finally playing at the Comedy Club in London, proving his adaptability.
One of the few comedians able to work in both “mainstream” and “alternative” environments. Offering a traditional stand up act, Lea appeals to audiences young and old, with an adult, yet inoffensive and clean speech.
“I have organised a number of sporting dinners and golf days over the years with many varied personalities and comedians, but this was probably the best act I have seen. The feedback we have had since the event has been superb, everyone commenting on your performance.”
“Just a quick note of thanks on behalf of everyone who was thoroughly entertained during Lea’s performance at Oulton Hall, 10th July 2012. We’ve had excellent feedback from all our Team on Lea’s ability to deliver humour to a mixed audience who, although from all over the UK, certainly understood the importance of pints by the end of the night! Lea pitched his act perfectly and I’m sure we will use him again in the future.”
“Ive had the pleasure of working with Lea on many occasions. I recommend him to clients for Sports Dinners through to Corporate Events. He never lets me down, clients always thank me for proposing him and he leaves the room wanting more. Great clean, cheeky humour, he is also good company for any top table”.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lea at my sporting dinners on many occasions during the last few years. As a former professional sportsman, he is remarkably self-deprecating with his humour, in a style that easily wins over my corporate audiences which always, incidentally, include business ladies. In short, Lea is an extremely confident and versatile performer who never takes risks with his audience. In my experience has never failed to deliver the very best in after-dinner entertainment.”
“We booked Lea Roberts for our annual networking dinner with 90 + attendees earlier this month. Honestly, he was absolutely brilliant. His act was current and his personality was very endearing. Everyone was captivated and the audience participation was hilarious. It really set the tone for our two-day event and would highly recommend him. Thank you Big Foot Events for recommending him to us.”
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.