Man With Cerebral Palsy, Unable To Speak Leaves Simon Cowell SPEECHLESS With Comedic Act — Where Is He Now?
One thing we love about the ‘Got Talent’ franchise is that there is no shortage of laughs. When the comedian who goes by the stage name Lost Voice Guy came to Britain’s Got Talent, the world of comedy changed forever. This comedian whose real name is Lee Ridley may not have a voice, but he is incredibly funny, winning over the hearts of millions of people all over the world. Check out his audition below.
Lost Voice Guy Won ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ By Making The World Laugh
Lee has a neurological form of cerebral palsy making him unable to communicate verbally. He uses a communication aid to express his thoughts in his comedy routines. He brought this technology with him to season 12 of Britain’s Got Talent in 2018. His comedy routine in his audition joked a lot about being handicapped and made light of his condition. It sent the audience into a pool of laughter, and the judges absolutely adored him from the start.
He received a standing ovation from the judges and was sent into the lives shows. Lost Voice Guy was constantly praised for pushing boundaries and poking fun at himself to make the audience laugh each and every week. He was voted by the public as the winner of the show, going against comedian Robert White. He was the first comedian to ever win the show a tremendous feat in itself.
Where Is He Now?
After winning Britain’s Got Talent, he performed on the show Live at the Apollo. He toured around Europe before heading to compete on America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Unfortunately, he was up against some stiff competition and was eliminated in the preliminaries.
Lost Voice Guy also competed on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions but did not advance past the first round.
He also released a book called “I’m Only In It For The Parking” and began a touring show of the same name. Most recently, he launched a campaign to help save live comedy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative is to help venues and comedians who are struggling make money so they do not have to lose out on business.
Lee is currently participating in the Save Live Comedy online fundraiser which will feature a virtual audience. You can find more details about that here if you are interested in participating. The website says “We need YOU to make this work on a truly tremendous scale, and raise a handsome sum of money to support some of Britain’s comedy clubs and promoters that are currently going through hard times, as well as showcasing performers and collectives.”
Lee definitely made a name for himself on several ‘Got Talent’ shows and continues to be the face of the standup comedy world even through the pandemic. His optimism and sense of humor is truly unmatched and will always be remembered as one of the best comedians to ever appear on the franchise.