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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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"It would be nice for every disabled child to realise they have the opportunity to do whatever they like when they grow up. But they’ll only believe this if they see other people in a similar situation achieving their goals."

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Hope your well Lee

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Delighted to be performing at the inaugural OneFest Mansfield this September! One week to go until I bring my work in progress show to the festival. Get your tickets now onefest.oneconversation.co.uk/onefest-2021/lost-voice-guy-cerebral-lol-sy/ OneFest 2021 ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi from Australia! A bit far for me to attend your shows, but have fun anyway.

Loved your book, dude!

An inspiration to other people I used to stammer really bad went through hell people taking the micky copying me. You are brilliant and definitely funny hope to see more of you on tv.

Amazing stuff!

Martyn Cooke

HI FROM NEW ZEALAND

Nice T-shirt that

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Your a star 😂 ❤️

Different class 🤣🤣🤣

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Would love to bring you to Fishers, Indiana USA in the month of March for national Disabilities Awareness Month. Who do I contact? Can you message me?

Ohhhhh how brilliant is lost voice guy ??? He honestly make me laugh so much ! I have worked with special needs most of my life and honestly even though we are all different they all have a fantastic sense of humour and I so love that xxxx

My slogans are slightly ruder... I count myself lucky to be able to speak and do most things with my CP.... Sadly others don't... Dogging for 3 hours on double yellows, is the nearest I get to winning Gold for Britain! The thought is there however don't stop until one has finished unfortunately I leave them hanging by this point I have spasms in lower limb muscles aside from the one they want me to have.... 3 2 1 will this affect my legacy benefits 3, 4 bash knee on the door 6, 7 fuck going til 11!👏👏👏

when are you doing another radio 4 serie?

Can you please say llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Hi it wos good to meet you and you have got a fantastic sense of humor so love that xxx

no need for a shout out... just smile 😃 love your smile

oh wow that shirt!!! love it

Great funny guy worthy winner. Giving disabled people a a voice so to speak. He get on very well. I used to stammer very bad and people took the urine out of me or finished my sentences. This guy is one of the best.

What a sense of humour.. xx❤️

Caroline Monk A shout out for Variety Children's Charity 🙏💕

Love this 💕

Keiron Marsh ....his t shirt 🤣🤣🤣

Love this guy

Absolutely amazing

Awesome 👏

Brilliant

That is so awesome

Good Morning from Kansas

I love him . He,s so funny xx

Love this❤️

Your so funny 😂

Love the t shirt 😆

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I asked a beekeeper for 12 bees. He gave me a box and when I counted them he'd given me 13. I said, 'mate you've give me an extra one' and he said 'it's OK, it's a freebie'

Blind man with dog gets to a crossing and dogs pees up his trouser leg blind man reaches down and gives dog a biscuit man rushes over and says thats the nicest thing that dog peed up your trousers and you gave it a biscuit blind man says im just trying to work out where his mouth is so i can kick him in the nuts

"When does a joke become a 'dad joke?' When it becomes...apparent."

Might not be a 'dad joke' but its my favourite. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field. 🤣

What do you call a magician who has lost his magic?……..Ian

My husband and I have taken up woodworking. My mate said he didn't know we were carpenters. I said "we've only just begun."

Why did the man fall down the well? Because he couldn’t see that well.

I lost my job looking after the dodgem cars today. I'm going to sue them for funfair dismissal.

What do you call a nervous javelin thrower? Shakespeare

I'd tell you one about chemistry, but last time I told someone, it didn't get a good reaction

If you're gonna repeat this, you have to say it in an Irish accent...as my Dad was Irish and loved daft Irish jokes...here goes...'Michael, why have you got your front door under your arm?, 'Sure, I'm taking it to get the lock changed', ' how will your family get in?', 'it's ok, I've left the window open for them. '

How do u make a snooker table laugh....... Put ur hands down it’s pockets and tickle it’s balls

What did Yoda say when he saw himself in HD? HDMI!

Why don't blind people go bungee jumping because it scares the crap out of there dogs

What's brown and rhymes with snoop? Dr dre

I went to the doctors the other day and told him I felt like a supermarket. He asked me how long I had felt like that, I told him ever since I was lidl

An ice cream seller was found dead in his van. He had flakes shoved up each nostril, his mouth stuffed with hundreds and thousands, and strawberry sauce clogging up his ears. The police believe he topped himself.

I was walking down the street carrying a 9ft book when a passer by asked me "what are you doing with that" to which I replied........ its a long story!!

The umbrella was originally going to be called just brella, but the inventor hesitated.

My mate Joe was on the dolly Parton diet. It made joe lean joe lean....

Jo Brand talked movingly about her father, how he'd separated from her mother and was now living a sad life, residing in a caravan. She then went on to say that she was doing quite well in her career now and was in a position to help him out. Ending "But he wouldn't let me go out with my mates when I was 15, so fuck 'im."

A bloke had a carrot in his ear. His mate told him “You’ve got a carrot in your ear” he replied “I cant hear you, I’ve got a carrot in my ear”

Whose cruel idea was it to put an 'S' in lisp

Kevin the inflatable boy took a pin into his inflatable school and wreaked complete havoc... When called into the headmasters office to face his punishment he was told "you've let me, yourself and the whole school down!"

Knock Knock Who's there? Europe Europe who? No Europe who ( you're a pooh!) Lol

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"It would be nice for every disabled child to realise they have the opportunity to do whatever they like when they grow up. But they’ll only believe this if they see other people in a similar situation achieving their goals."

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I'm speaking from my own experience when I say a disability shouldn't define someone.

Your amazing and such a strong advocate for people with disabilities helping them realise they can achieve things

Loving your involvement in the Tokyo Paralympics and on The Last Leg

Love ya dude. From another Geordie to another pet, ya meks us proud pet xxx

You're the man Lee !

Very powerful statement Lee

Spot on !!!!! Well said xxx ❤

Your comment was spot on

Gary Messi Messet

You was amazing and so funny xx

Tom Sargent you need to believe x

So true.

Top man, well said mate.

Very well said.

Well said! 😀

You’re amazing Lee ❤️

Diane Blackmore- this is just what you were saying today 💕 So true Lee Ridley 👏👏👏🤗

Yes!

Amen to that 💛

👏👏👏 Well Said Lee 💖

Love youuuuuu ❤️

Love this and 100% true ❤

Spot on!!!

Louise Relf you might appreciate this.... This guy is amazing.

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Had so much fun on
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Just brilliant. Your joking about running and making sure you came 4th so you didn't have to walk up to the podium to get a medal was just so honest and hilarious. You are such an education every time I see you I learn.

It was one of the funniest. It must have took a lot of work to get all those jokes in.. it was great. 🙂

You were bloody hilarious as always, horse riding!😂🤣😂🤣

Haven’t laughed so hard in ages!

Missed this completely, will look on More 4, best wishes from Yorkshire...

No , what program was this so I can look out for it on catch up

Which episode was it? X

It was hilarious a great watch

Wonderful. Debbie Arnold speaks so highly of you. I think you are inspirational.

We loved watching it.x

Loved it! You were fab 👍🏻

I had to do a double take. I read 'the last Lego official' wondering what the bloody hell that was

I did miss it and I will put it on now 🖤

Loved it. X🤣

Loved it!

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Just booked tickets to your act on the 22nd May. Can't bloody wait!!

Better hide that body better next time 🤣

I talk in my sleep and I always worry that I’ve let out secrets.

Lost Voice Guy the power you have to make people laugh is unreal. I do enjoy a laugh at your jokes. Keep up the good work make Brittan laugh.

Somebody once told me I sing in my sleep! 🤣

I actually just read this chapter in your book last night lol

Hannah-Rose Jenkins

Adelle Liggett James Liggett wait!! I need to tie my shoe laces😂😂

Deirdre Watters we should use this on mic & lou 😂

Jeff Burford

You legend!!!

Love you 💓

I can't stop laughing

Scary times.....lol

Rachel Berger ideas!

Love this

Alan Rychlowski did Lenny write this? 😂

Omg that's funny Your ace xx

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Not long until I’m on @thelastlegofficial! Tune in from 10pm on @channel4

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So how many allowed in the corridor 🤔

Just watched it Lee you are so funny

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