Lee Mack is one of the most famous and well-known comedians in the world.
He has performed in many prestigious comedy festivals around the world and has even won awards for his work.
In this blog, we will get to know more about Lee Mack and his career as a comedian. So stay tuned!
Lee Gordon McKillop is known by his stage name Lee Mack. He is an English actor and comedian who grew up in a pub.
After leaving school, he worked as a stable boy in a bingo hall and then became a Blue Coat entertainer at the Pontins.
He worked various other jobs until 1994, when he performed his first “open mic” slot.
He became a full-time comedian 18 months after completing his degree in Drama from Brunel University.
Lee Mack has been alcohol-free since 2016 and is the ambassador for Alcohol Concern.
It was announced on March 25, 2020, that Mack had self-isolated at home because of his COVID-19 infection after attending the Cheltenham Festival earlier that month.
The Rise to Fame of Lee Mack
Before he was famous, Mack won over people’s hearts back in 1995 by winning the So You Think You’re Funny award during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
It’s worth mentioning that he was nominated years later for the Perrier Comedy Award compared to some of his other sketch comedy shows.
Mack also had a radio show on BBC Radio 2 called The Lee Mack Show. This gig allows him to feature different celebrity co-hosts.
In 2006, Mack toured around the world and filmed his first live DVD at the Bloomsbury Theatre, which was released in 2007.
In 2010, Mack introduced a tour titled Going Out Live 2010: Spring. The tour sold out so quickly that a second one was needed for autumn of that same year.
Overlooking this successful spring season of live shows, Mack’s Going Out Live Tour DVD was released in November.
In December 2010, Mack took part in Channel 4’s Comedy Gala fundraiser held in aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, which was filmed at the O2 Arena live.
Mack was awarded an honorary doctorate by Brunel University in July 2012. His autobiography, Mack the Life, was published.
Below are some of Lee Mack’s photos.
Lee Mack And Tara McKillop
Mack met Tara McKillop whilst studying at Brunel University in 1996, and during their studies, the pair shared a flat together.
In 2005 they married and currently reside in East Molesey, Surrey, with their three children: Arlo, Louie, and Millie.
Arlo briefly appeared in the Christmas Special of Not Going Out in 2013.
There is not much information about the couple because they keep their lives private and their family out of the media.