You can now listen to my first book, I'm Only In It For The Parking, along with lots of other content from myself on Audible.

I'm Only In It For The Parking - audiobook 

What’s the worst thing about being disabled? Is it the shameless staring? Is it that people assume you’re a bit thick because you can’t speak? Or is it the fact that your friends always take you to theme parks just so they can jump the queues?

In fact, it’s the stupid questions that really rile Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy. And over the years he’s been inundated with them, from people who have failed to engage their brains before opening their mouths. Which is where I’m Only In It for the Parking comes in – think of it as a disabled FAQ, with funny (sometimes painfully funny) stories from Lee’s less-ordinary life.

If you think you know what it’s like to be disabled, prepare to have your perceptions skewered by the much-loved Britain’s Got Talent winner, the brilliant stand-up who struggles to stand up, the Geordie without the accent. And before you ask … no, he really can’t speak at all. But he definitely has something to say.

Think of it as a disabled FAQ. I’ve been asked countless stupid questions about my disability over the years, from ‘What’s it like to be disabled?’ to ‘Can you really not speak?’ In this book, I will use the best of these questions as a jumping off point to tell funny stories about my less than ordinary life.

 

You can also listen to my previous recorded Edinburgh Fringe shows on Audible as well.

Voice Of Choice (2013)

Voice Of ChoiceHaving 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)

Laughter Is The Worst MedicineWhen 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)

Disability For Dunces: Vol OneCan 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.

 

 

Inspiration Porn (2018)

Inspiration PornLost Voice Guy – aka Lee Ridley – has a form of cerebral palsy which leaves him unable to speak, but he now performs to sold out crowds using his voice synthesizer app. This set, recorded at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, is one of his most honest, open and hilarious to date. Lee takes on subjects including the perception of disability in the media, government cuts, and the painful reality of dating and love.

This podcast includes an interview with Lee by legendary comedian - and close friend - Ross Noble. Fun fact: the pair first met after Lee challenged him on who could do the best impersonation of Stephen Hawking....

 

 

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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Doing stand up comedy changed my life completely and has definitely helped me cope with living with a disability. That is why I'm urging everybody to #SaveLiveComedy. It's such an important part of British culture. Please consider donating at https://www.savelivecomedy.co.uk/ ...

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Nearly finished reading your book,

I think toddler trump and his mob of idiots should take Elvis's place. We all prefer Elvis, right??

This is hilarious 😂

I don’t see this being funny

What an insult to the king

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5 days ago

Lost Voice Guy

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Your a legend, keep up the amazing work. You make my day xx

You need a Funko Pop! I’d buy THAT one for sure!

Best event ever!! My 9 year old competed in the Summer 2019. He was phenomenal and raised a lot of money for Level Water 🥳

I saw you on stage in Manchester. You were brilliant. Even had my photo with you after. Xx

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Amazing ❤️ your my boys super hero 🦸‍♂️

My neuropathy feet would just say what...

Love the hand on hip pose, suits you 😉

Your a legend and a hero!!! 👏👏👏

Well done

Are you doing any more radio 4 comedy dramas

Absolutely awesome

Well done Lee 😊

That’s awesome lee

That's awesome! Congrats!

Your our hero lee xx❤️❤️

Congratulations lee

If you meet Thor would you give him my number?

Well done Lost Voice Guy from all your supporters at Veterans Banger Rally 2021

Congratulations

Jon Hartley

Come to America already

Tillykke med ny titel 👍😜

Are we related????

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Three years today since this hilarious review of my BGT audition 😂😂😂

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Well having seen you live 4 years ago at a local comedy night, & having nearly peed myself & choked gasping for breath & snorted my pint out of my nose from non stop laughing all the way through your set I can honestly say this bloke is clearly an utter cockwomble.

Came to see you in Wakefield and I have never laughed as much in my life you are an inspiration to others with disabilities and just a genuine nice guy

Lee is quite intelligent to write his own jokes and materials. Just because Lee is disabled, it doesn't mean he can't think and write for himself. People with disabilities aren't stupid or silly. Some of the mainstream workforces don't employe disabled people, because there scared to. Yet when disabled people do work, places like Remploy gets closed down by the Government and then the Government moans, because disabled people can't find work. It's a crazy world.

I hate people who discriminate others! You are a human being and have more intelligence than that discriminating TWAT has up his arse! They should be punished!😡

Oh wow that’s special!!! Once I was stood with my stick waiting for a disabled space on a train, this random guy said people like you cost me so much money having to adapt my business for disabled when I haven’t even got any bloody disabled staff! 😱😱😱

well, as you say, you are only in it for the parking, I think it was Stephen Hawking backstage to be honest....

Oooo is this reviewer a relative of the person who saw my husband (ablebod) and me (not) wheeling out of a disabled toilet and piped up "Ooo some people have it so easy don't they, just being pushed round everywhere?" 😂😂😂 Sounds like it...

Lee has an illness?? I didn’t know that, thought you were healthy... hope you get better soon. Sarcasm aside, people really need to clue in that a disability is not an illness. Illness can CAUSE disability, but disability is not an illness.

Currently reading your book and loving it. Didnt realise you had an "illness" when you performed on BGT 😂🙈 hope you felt better quickly. 😂 seriously though. Top bloke.

Lee I met you in Market Harborough fast year when you supported the Leicester Comedy Festival. I love original comedy (you’re definitely that! 🤣) and you were friendly when I came over to say hello to you. I hope to see you live again as we get back to some sort of normality. 😁

I don't think this person can be very intelligent - surely he/she would realise that the show's team wouldn't allow that? And has he/she never heard of punctuation?

Maybe it was the clear evidence, through years of presenting your standup in venues across Newcastle bonny lad!...that's the giveaway that it wasnt just "some guy backstage". I saw you do the gig for Radio Lollipop at the Hancock and you have a natural wit and talent. You are funny. Full stop. Your disability pales into insignificance when you compare it to your talent.

I bet that review person was in the lavatory during your segment. Your act was a bit original...You (and your machine) were hilarious.

OK so, there's some bloke back stage, linked to your apple ipad, writing jokes that are relevant to peoples reactions in real time, with no tech lag at all and you just press a button and the joke comes out........bollocks, your a fucking comedic genius, your timing is on point, which isn't easy considering how you perform your set......fuck the haters, do what you do and rise bud, your amazing and an inspiration. For a guy with no voice, your making a really loud statement in the comedy world and I can't wait to see what you do next mate 👍

What's stopping any comedian using professional writers? Many do. Incidentally, if I thought for a moment you were paying a writer, I would say up their pay, they are clearly hilarious :p

So much for it just being "funny bones" Lee you're an absolute genius and a legend. Love your comedy ❤️ people can be so hateful, that's on them xx

He hasn't got a voice & he hasn't got an illness, he's not stupid or a mug fs. Clearly one with a higher IQ than this idiotic reviewer. He didn't win because of a disability he won because he's fukin hilarious xx

That audition was brilliant, a laugh a lot and showed it to a few friends who knows English enough to understand and they were amazed. This guy is awesome

Hahaha. Saw you live at the customs house in shields at a Jason Cook comedy night, inbetween your audition and the live shows that year 😂 ... and in all honesty I wouldn’t even care if someone else did write your jokes (not that I believe that rubbish 😂) it’s the delivery and the stage presence/personality that makes your sets funny as hell 😂😂

Your voice box could be sentient and just write it's own jokes I suppose🤔 I like to think of you as a team! Joking aside I think your jokes are spot on and the timing too😂😂 love you man!

What people now refer to as a Karen ... I still prefer to use c*** . Lost Voice Guy your unique , funny as hell and my face hurt from laughing watching you at the Stables on Milton Keynes and look forward to seeing you again soon

Hate and jealousy are terrible traits, sadly you probably get a lot more comments like this. But you’re the one earning shit loads of cash and enjoying yourself, doing what you do best, making people laugh. Good luck to you mate .

You're shit is definitely funny, whether you write it ahead of time or not shouldn't matter. If it were me I'd just have to have everything done for me! I laugh at the same jokes multiple times because I can't remember them half the time! I'd be laughing at my own shit and the jig would be up 100% for me.

Theirs so many ways to reply to that review. Your Awesome lee keep up the good work buddy

What a stupid comment and review. Saw you at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 and you were hilarious. Can't wait to see you live again.

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1 week ago

Lost Voice Guy

My 2019 solo show, I’m Only In It For The Parking, was filmed live during my massive sell out 2019 UK tour. You can buy the DVD from my website - lostvoiceguy.com/product/parkingdvd/

The show is also available to stream online on NextUp - nextupcomedy.com/lostvoiceguy
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Brilliant 😂 I’m looking forward to the day you can tour in Australia Lee ☺️ Loved the book too x

Lee you are incredible and it stands out a mile that you enjoy doing what you do and that is brightening peoples lives up and making them laugh specially this day and age I think we need all the laughter we can get, keep going Lee you really do make a difference, and you have touched so many hearts well done

Can’t wait to get the dvd. Love the book lee xx❤️❤️

Lee your absolute brilliant your a Ray of sunshine to make anyone's day xx🤩🤩

This guy will go down as one of the greats of comedy. Absolutely incredible and pant wettingly funny.😁👏

Love it...cant wait to hear new material in your new voice.

Lee your the best just love your sense of humuor.

This lad's a legend

Does it begin with C and end in T? 😬

I was howling when I saw this love xx

Kirsty

Thank you for sharing this!

Loving your book!

Was this at The Customs House?

Brilliant

Genius

Jen Bah 👌👌

Ann Newton 🤣🤣🤣

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2 weeks ago

Lost Voice Guy

Doing stand up comedy changed my life completely and has definitely helped me cope with living with a disability. That is why I'm urging everybody to #SaveLiveComedy. It's such an important part of British culture. Please consider donating at www.savelivecomedy.co.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less

Doing stand up comedy changed my life completely and has definitely helped me cope with living with a disability. That is why Im urging everybody to #SaveLiveComedy. Its such an important part of British culture. Please consider donating at https://www.savelivecomedy.co.uk/

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I remember coming to see you in Birmingham City centre at Manfords comedy club, that was a great night out

You rock, young Jedi 🙏🏽

What a fab pic 💙💯 xx

Wow amazing

God bless , and you thoroughly deserved to win it to

The other night I was watching you on live at the apollo I laughed that much I nearly fell out my chair

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Åh ! The weather looks great 😍 Nice pic of your family 🥰

Glad ur enjoying Lee! Have more amazing times and enjoy each moment 💕💯

Have a great time with your family they are beautiful

Aw we love it there! Def my happy place 😍

It’s so beautiful there I love the tulip gardens in the spring 🌷

Beautiful family picture. Well done you.

You're just simply a stunning human being!

Alnwick Gardens are fabulous, lovely pics 😀

Beautiful family photos. 😀

You always look so happy. Your happy gives me happy.

Gorgeous photos I hope you are all well! x

Lovely family pics - Thanks for sharing with us x

Lovely photos, Lee. Gotta love Alnwick Gardens! 💕🎶🎶

Beautiful photos, big hello from Australia

Beautiful family ❤️ xxxx

Up my neck of the woods Lee, its lush isnt it man x

My friend got married there, it’s gorgeous

Love Alnwick Gardens so beautiful there x

It's a magical place, I'd love to go back 🙂

Lovely pics, Lee. Keep well. X

Lovely photos Lee x

Fab pics Lee and hope you are doing okxx

Lovely photos of the family Lost Voice Guyxx

Great photos! Enjoy the sun🌞

Good to see you l.v.g aka lee,when are you touring again,all the best hope you are safe and well.from justin,I live in peterlee

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2 weeks ago

Lost Voice Guy

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Show everyone that youre not here to inspire people with this No inspiration today, sorry t-shirt. Now available on my website https://lostvoiceguy.com/tshirts-2/

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I LOVE this!! Especially when I'm in the supermarket just picking up milk or bread, apparently its SO INSPIRING that I'm there 🙄😂 (my comeback now to them is "Oh, you've heard about my little venture - thanks so much!" (its a bucketlist venture, of which I know bucketlist-ers inspire others). The confused looks I get after I make this statement, are hilarious!)

You should make button/pin designs! I would love this and a few others on my wheelchair

Love this so much . My little boy rory has ds xx

I want one that says “I’m not your good deed” with the finger up. Ppl see someone in a wheelchair and fall over themselves to help when they aren’t needed. We are disabled not helpless. If you are going to help at least ask me if I need any first before shoving me along.

Sometimes you're just not feeling it 🥰

I tried clicking the link, it goes to the website with a bunch of other awesome T's... but not this one 🤔

I need that in kids size!

Leanne Shakespeare jord needs some of his shirts they are fab

Stephen Not just me that gets animated over it 😂 👏 #notaninspiration

I love that! Xx

James Sammon we need these at track to twin!

Love this!

Susie Ireland definitely adding this to my wardrobe👏🏻🤣

Love it.

Great T 🤣🤣

Open Future Learning thought u might like this 🙂

Classic

Mel Jane I thought you might love this!

Kristina Conroy

Julie Fox

Iggy Patel

Kaleb Hayhurst 🤣

Shelby Louise Watson 😂

Crystal Greenwood

Sérgio Alexandre Lopes 🙂

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3 weeks ago

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The @bbciplayer is taking the piss again...

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I do not like the face masks people are wearing it muffles their voice and I can’t lip read what they are saying. Enjoying your book Lee

I don't understand

Class . Your book is next in line on my reading list 👍👍

👀

I so love your sense of humour xx

Dammed machines....

Can you sing Lee?

Well I guess in your case you can see your voice on your computer lol

Ann Newton 😂😂🤣🤣

😂🤣😂😂

😂😂😂😂

KJ Ross

Daisy May

It's quite possibly the worst show they've produced since All Together Now or Don't Scare The Hare

You would think Amanda would change it to benefit you, Lee! Lol.

Your an absolute superstar 🤣😂🤣😂xx

Cant stand that twat Paddy

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4 weeks ago

Lost Voice Guy

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Loved finally being able to get back to work and do some filming for series 2 of Jerk. Kiefer is back!

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Wowwwww so brilliant to see lost voice guy back on the road xx what a fantastic man you are xx

Excellent! First series was really funny and different

Saw him live never laughed so much in all my life x

Love the series! Can’t wait. X

Bloody love you I do mate. Could watch you all day 💙

Where can I watch s1? Says unavailable on iPlayer!

Lee your a tall bugga

enjoy xxxxx

Awesomeness!!!

Lee

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