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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. Lea 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, and 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.
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.