MP3 Lee Allan - Just Getting By: A Stand-Up Journey
A hysterical collection of stories from having Garry Shandling help Lee get "lucky" to working as an actor on NYPD Blue in a strip club.
20 MP3 Songs in this album (47:36) !
Related styles: SPOKEN WORD: Standup Comedy, SPOKEN WORD: Storytelling
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Lee Allan’s act has been described as , “A philosophical and analytical type who does a great job” by the Los Angeles Times. The Easy Reader called him, “arrestingly funny” and the Orange County Daily Pilot said, “hilarious performance.” And those were all different shows! So he was funny at least three different times. Not bad unless you consider he’s been doing stand-up comedy for 14 years, then maybe he just got lucky a few times.
Lee has headlined gigs all over the country and has toured around the world entertaining the troops with the USO. “My experience with the USO has been truly life changing. When you look a 19 year old kid in the eye after a show, knowing he’s going to war the next day, you can’t help but find the greatest appreciation for what they have volunteered to do. I would do a show for the troops anytime, anywhere. It’s the least I can do.”
Early in Lee’s career he had booked a gig at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas. “Coming down the strip I could see in huge letters on the marquee, Sinatra. When the cab got close I could see my name in small letters under his. I thought to myself, wow, now I’m really in show business.”
Lee has had a successful acting career as well as being a stand-up comic. He has appeared in numerous television shows such as NYPD Blue and acted in the HBO film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, with Halle Berry.
Lee’s CD, Just Getting By: A Stand-Up Journey is mostly stand-up comedy, but includes hilarious stories from his experiences as an actor and a comic. Like the time Garry Shandling helped Lee get “lucky”, meeting Bruce Springsteen back stage or gambling with Jeff Foxworthy. This concept CD also includes two raw tracks which Lee reads out of his notebook without an audience. This is to try and show the journey of how jokes start out as thoughts before they get tested before a live audience. This CD contains the “F” word once. Why? Because in that joke, it’s the exact right time to use that word.