Listen to Lost Voice Guy on Spotify

You can now listen to me on Spotify! Don't worry though, I haven't released my first rap album (not yet anyway!).

You can listen to my previous recorded Edinburgh Fringe shows for free on Spotify whenever you like. Just click on the links below.

Voice Of Choice (2013)

Having nothing to say is one thing, having lots to say and being unable to say it is quite another. It has become part of life for Lost Voice Guy but although he can’t talk, he isn’t silent. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, he embraces his disability, really breaking down barriers and having a laugh along the way. He uses his iPad to great comic effect to take us on a journey as he tries to make himself heard.

Laughter Is The Worst Medicine (2014)

When Lost Voice Guy was rushed to hospital during this first ever Edinburgh Fringe, he nearly died. In fact, he became as silent as the ‘P’ in pneumonia and ended up with 99 more realistic problems than Jay Z.

Stuck in bed and miles from home, he began to wonder if laughter really was the best medicine after all. Then he had morphine and he realised it wasn’t. Jesus may walk on water, but Lost Voice Guy runs on batteries. And he recharged and rose again to tell the tale in this new show.

Disability for Dunces: Volume One (2015) 

Can you really not talk? Have you considered an exorcism? Are you just in it for the parking? Are you as clever as Stephen Hawking? How do you have sex? Seriously, can you not talk at all?

These are just a few of the bizarre questions that award-winning comedian, Lost Voice Guy, gets asked on a regular basis. Now he’s decided to answer them all for you in this show. Think of it as being like a disabled FAQ for stupid people.

If you enjoy listening to them, you can also watch them as well. DVD versions are available to purchase in the shop.

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Not long now before the incredible @LostVoiceGuy will be leaving us speechless!

Join us for the Stamford Comedy Club on Sat 30th September - It's not a night you'll want to miss 😆

#GreatNorthRun: Completed 📷
What an incredible day with incredible people! Thanks for all the love I received around the course, it really took my breath away. And a special thanks to my pushers, Lee, Ollie, Claudia and Paul, who were such a team together! 1/2

@lostvoiceguy aka Lee Ridley is getting ready to take on the AJ Bell #GreatNorthRun for the first time!

The BHT winner will be pushed in a wheelchair by 4 friends to raise money for @SmileforlifeNE. 🙌

Also been joined by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Veronica Dunn.

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Lost Voice Guy

Lost Voice Guy

Comedian. Disabled before it was popular. The Geordie without an accent.

Things were better in the 80….oh. 🙈

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7 days ago

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Oh dear, don't know to laugh or cry!

Omg I shouldn't laugh. Or should I!!!???

Hey. "keys in the bowl" parties can be inclusive too!

😂😂😭😭 x

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2 weeks ago

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One of my favourite holiday destinations

If anyone deserves a banging break in Ibiza, it’s you, Lee! Thanks for keeping my chuckle muscle toned. X


Fab photos! X

Did you manage to go to Cafe Del Mar? That place has the best atmosphere for watching the sun set, with the saxophone music in the background. Love this place ❤️

looks lovely

You behave yourself out there, young man. 😉

It looks like a peaceful place 😀

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This is the face of someone who didn’t get to see @arminvanbuuren at @ushuaiaibiza tonight because, after waiting 2 hours for an accessible taxi, he decided to give up. Proving that there’s still a long way to go until we live in an accessible world @ibizatravel

This is the face of someone who didn’t get to see @arminvanbuuren at @ushuaiaibiza tonight because, after waiting 2 hours for an accessible taxi, he decided to give up. Proving that there’s still a long way to go until we live in an accessible world @ibizatravel ... See MoreSee Less

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Man that’s annoying!

So frustrating and upsetting. We were away in York today and a gate was locked so my daughter couldn’t get her wheelchair through to access the walkway into town. There are still so many barriers.

I agree for me it's places that I would like to visit that are down as wheelchair accessible but really they don't tell you the steep banks you got to conquer or the steps in your way.

One of my friends has problems getting onto buses 🚌 because pushchairs are in the disabled area

Accessible taxis there are a nightmare, we had same problem. They don’t seem to understand the concept of electric wheelchairs and think everyone with a disability can jump out of a manual chair, we had a third one sent at one point

That stinks! So not ok, sorry you missed it x

That’s bad brother why are you swearing for 😎

You could have out the angry emoji on me too 😂😂

I'm sorry you missed out. There is a way to go yet before we're absolutely inclusive.

this is what it's like for me too

Saw you in departures at Newcastle Airport last week but I didn’t want to bother you

Omg that's terrible I would have thought buy now that we would have sorted all that out by now what a nightmare for you 😳

😢. My aunt couldn’t attend a hospital appointment because although the care home ordered a wheelchair transport they sent walk on transport.

That’s shit. I live in mallorca and the drivers will call one for you if they can’t help. Often have tk wait 10-15 mins but there’s a few around. Ushuaia is a bit wank anyway. 🙂

We have the same problem with City taxies in Sheffield. Also they don't care as they have the most of the market in Sheffield and the licence apartment don't do much about it. Also disabled have to pay extra for a accessable taxi. Disability Sheffield are fighting Sheffield city council to change things. I think we need to get all the country together to change the rules with taxies.

Really sorry to read this.


Oh no

Gutted for u!

Leave Lost Voice Guy alone he is also disabled and just like me he has difficulty getting around, he has cerebral palsy and no voice where as I am registered blind severe sight impaired and have difficulty getting around as I am physically disabled as well

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2 weeks ago

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Great photos. Hope you're having an amazing time x

Enjoy and don't be causing any trouble you!! 😂😂 xx

Lv the Old Town!! So pretty! I met Rula Lenska there. Such a lovely lady. Xx

Hope you have a brilliant holiday and a well deserved rest after the Great North run 😄 ❤️ Take care and enjoy x

I love seeing your smile.

Have a great time Lee! Xx

Have a lovely holiday you certainly deserve it x

Nice photos hope your having a nice time

Have a wonderful time

It's lovely to see you on here have a lovely holiday and take care 😁👍

Looks like use are having a lovely time x

Looks amazing brother enjoy it 👍🏼

Hope your having the best time, xx

Hope you are having fun 😊

Loved Ibiza xx

Lovely photos we are going to ibiza soon we haven't been 4 3 years so it will be lovely toget back. Enjoy your hols.

Looks lovely there, bucketing here and storms

Good morning from wa state

Love this!

Seen the lost voice guy at the castle theatre a few years ago wow fantastic amazing I was crying laughter

Looking good mate. Air hugs coming over to you both xxx

Have a great time x

Beautiful photos love your smile

Nah, you're only there for the parking 😛

Looks wonderful! Enjoy yourself ❤️

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Great stuff Lee, pouring rain and strong wind at Sunderland, so you're missing nothing back home! Enjoy ☀️

Have a wonderful time lee on holiday

Have a great well deserved break lee xx

Hope u havin a fab time!!! X

Looks lovely

Have a great holiday dude

Have a great time, and have fun, xx

Enjoy yourself Lee. Remember that sun cream.

Have a fabulous time. Looks a beautiful place you are staying at. Enjoy 🌞🍹🥰

Have a great time, party party 🙂

Paaaartyyyyy 🤘🥳🥳🥳 enjoy yourself 💖

Wonderful! And the weather looks comfortable, not "scorchio" so even better in my opinion! From a dreich spot in the Scottish Borders, with heating on, in a sleeping bag, eating porridge!

Have a wonderful holiday 😎😎

Enjoy yourself Lee!

Nice one! Are you in San Antonio? We stayed in Es Cana over Easter and it was absolutely beautiful 😍 took a taxi ride to San Antonio for the afternoon, as I'd not been since 1995 and wanted to see if I could remember anything.... I couldn't 🙈🤣

You deserve it Lee.. Enjoy Was great seeing you in Barnstaple last year.

Have a nice holiday Lee, you deserve it x

Are you clubbing? If so what is the animal of choice? 😂🤣😂

I've been there lee have a good time

Bring some sun back to the UK with you

Have a nice time xxx


Have a wonderful time!

Have a great time party party 🥳

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When the internet asks you awkward questions…
Today's inspirational quote... 🖕
Things were better in the 80….oh. 🙈
It's not the fame, or the money, it's all about Ant and Dec!
I took part in the Great North Run with the best people! Shout out to Lee, Ollie, Claudia and Paul for doing the hard work! Here’s a little video from the day. There’s still time to sponsor us as well. Link in my bio. 😁
This is the face of someone who didn’t get to see @arminvanbuuren at @ushuaiaibiza tonight because, after waiting 2 hours for an accessible taxi, he decided to give up. Proving that there’s still a long way to go until we live in an accessible world @ibizatravel
Oh hello old friend, it’s been a while! ❤️
Great North Run ready! 🏃
Lost Voice Boy has been helping me get ready for the @great_run on Sunday, which I'm taking part in on behalf of @smileforlifechildrenscharity. They are an amazing charity which helps disabled children and young people. There's still time to sponsor me if you can (link in bio). I'd really appreciate anything you could give! 

#GreatNorthRun #GNR #GNR23
Apologies, I’m not myself when I’m hungry...
@smileforlifechildrenscharity is just a brilliant charity, and I’m proud to be their patron and be running (rolling) the @great_run for them. They do great work with disabled children and young people. And they really work hard to empower these young people to achieve everything that they can in life. ❤️ 
You can donate at my JustGiving page via link in bio! 

#Smileforlife #greatnorthrun #gnr2023 #lostvoiceguy #comedian #gnr
Just when you thought you couldn’t look any more disabled…
Love this photo of me and the late Andy Smart taken by stevebestpics. What a lovely guy he was! It's in his latest book, COMEDIANS 2 with over 200 beautiful images of comedians, backstage and front of stage, the highs and the lows, the passion and the angst. Check it out here:
I couldn’t come to Edinburgh and not perform, right?! Catch me at #edfringe tomorrow as we raise funds for the family of the amazing Gareth Richards, who died recently. See you at Whistlebinkies on Southbridge at 4pm!
Just watched @TrainspotLive at #edfringe for the second time in a few years. Still as good this time around. Definitely go and see it!
Loving being back in Edinburgh for #edfringe23. It’s much less stressful without a show to do!