I'm delighted to announce that the paperback edition of my first book, 'I'm Only In It For The Parking' is available to buy in all good bookshops now. It's also available on Amazon.
You can buy personalised signed copies of the hardback edition of 'I'm Only In It For The Parking' on my website too.
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.
I hope you enjoy reading it!
Derry Girls has just given me all the feels! Such a good show! And a cracking soundtrack to go with it! #DerryGirls #derrygirlsfinale
Delighted to announce @noeljamescomic as the headliner for the first ever Lost Voice Guy Comedy Showcase in Gosforth on Saturday 25th June! @GoCivTheatre
Joined by @steveroylecomic and @laurenpattison
Get your tickets at https://www.gosforthcivictheatre.co.uk/the-lost-voice-guy-comedy-showcase
Just watched this and adored it so much! A wonderful story about a wonderful man ❤️
‘Ian Cognito: A Life and A Death On Stage’ is now available for pre-order on iTunes:
•GB link- https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/ian-cognito-a-life-and-a-death-on-stage/id1613134799?ls=1
•US link- https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/ian-cognito-a-life-and-a-death-on-stage/id1613134799?ls=1
Do share this link far and wide, let’s get it as high up the iTunes charts as possible and share his story!
On 25 June Join Britain’s Got Talent winner, @LostVoiceGuy, as he brings some of his favourite comedy acts to the North East for the first ever The Lost Voice Guy Comedy Showcase.
Starring @steveroylecomic, @laurenpattison and a special guest headliner!
See you tonight, Leeds!
Need a laugh on this rainy Monday? @LostVoiceGuy's Comedy Central episode is now live on YouTube.
Watch it here:
You can book tickets to see him live tonight at the CWX:
#Theatre #Comedy #Leeds
Get ready for some laugh-out-loud funny in our upcoming programme! 🤣
(Almost sold out) @thedylanmoran - 25th May
@FloandJoan - 26th May
@LostVoiceGuy - 28th May
@LarryDeanComedy - 11th June
@GuiltFemPod - 16th June
@TheRealMissRory - 30th June
Love this so much!
As a disabled person, I don’t feel uncomfortable about watching it at all. People really need to stop getting uncomfortable/offended on behalf of disabled people. It’s insulting. https://twitter.com/FloydGeller/status/1525571192287019013
Love this photo of me taken by the lovely @andyholl at The Lowry last night!
🎥🎉 We’re filming @LostVoiceGuy’s show in Salford tonight!
Tickets here if you’re in the area: https://thelowry.com/whats-on/the-lost-voice-guy-cerebral-lolsy/
Or watch it on NextUp in the near future 👀
My #cerebralLOLsy tour show rolls into the @The_Lowry in Salford tonight. Really nice venue so I’m looking forward to this one! Last minute tickets at
This guy on tour - Lost Voice Guy
THIS GUY ON TOUR Following the success of my huge sell out 2019 UK tour, I am happy to announce that I’...
This is happening tonight!
The @BGT winner @LostVoiceGuy continues his new tour "Cerebral LOL-sy" and will be at the @StagSevenoaks tomorrow at 19:30, if you are in need of a laugh mid week, look no further than Lee Ridley!
Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be Stevie Wonder…
We’re getting the band back together! 😂 Delighted to be supporting my old tour mate @LostVoiceGuy this Saturday night at @The_Lowry in #Salford. Get a ticket and come and be a part of it 😎😎
This week I’m on tour in Dorking, Burnham on Sea and Exeter. Get tickets and see a full list of dates at http://www.lostvoiceguy.com/tour
I'm on at the same time as the big names tmw @machcomedyfest 😭and my pr for Ed is coming (comics understand that) so id really really like to shift some more tickets so my show gets the best chance it can 🙌🤞https://machcomedyfest.co.uk/show/2022/faye-treacy-fear-work-in-progress/
Sadly, we won't have this hilarious dog at the Lost Voice Guy Comedy Showcase on the 25th of June, but we'll have some great comedians to make up for it!
Check out the line up and get your tickets at https://www.gosforthcivictheatre.co.uk/the-lost-voice-guy-comedy-showcase @GoCivTheatre
Dan wants a voice which sounds like the rest of his family.
He's being helped in the hunt by @lostvoiceguy, who's now telling his jokes with a Geordie accent.
Teenager on search for West Midlands accent he can use as his voice | ITV News
Dan Challis who is 19-years-old and has Cerebral Palsy wants to be able to sound like the rest of his family. | ITV News Central
Yes and yes!!!!
For your tour, do u still like chocolate buttons?👀
Also it's my birthday in like a week do I buy myself a seat to the Leeds date hahaha
We're so looking forward to having the hilarious @steveroylecomic join us for our first comedy showcase at the @GoCivTheatre in Newcastle on Saturday 25 June 2022!
Watch him in action below and then grab your tickets from
The Lost Voice Guy Comedy Showcase | Steve Royle | Lauren Pattison | Gosforth Civic Theatre
Join Britain’s Got Talent winner, Lost Voice Guy, as he brings some of his favourite comedy acts to the No...
👀 ICYMI: @LostVoiceGuy's @ComedyCentral special is now available to watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRC1wN7dwPM&feature=youtu.be 💻
He's also out on the Cerebral Lol-sy tour around the UK, still a few dates left to go! Get your tickets now: https://lostvoiceguy.com/gigs/🎟️
Love this photo of me taken by the lovely Andy Hollingworth at The Lowry on my tour! ... See MoreSee Less
Great picture. I loved seeing you at Shoreham-by-Sea recently. I wished we could have stayed longer to see you afterwards. I really appreciated the real effort that you made to be able to meet your audience after the show. Well done, Lee and thank you.
Great picture. Hope u come back to Barnstaple again was a great night never laughed as much as I did that night. Ur amazing
Great photo! That smile could light up a room! 😁🙂💜
Lovely picture Lost Voice Guy you’ve got a great smile. Absolutely think you are amazing xx
Had the best time last night just couldn't stop laughing especially when you said you loved my laugh you are amazing x
Great photo of you. Pleased your doing well x
Saw you at the lowery on Saturday!! Was brilliant I came with my youngest daughter Alice would like to share , this was her first ever comic gig ! She's 24 and goes everywhere concerts etc ! This was such a special thing to do for us and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a great night xxx
A remarkable talent hope you're touring again soon.
Great picture Lee 💕
Your humour and personality shine right though in this picture, funny guy.
Great show again Lee. Was good to see you again with Zack
Great photo ☺️love your sense of humour woth your t-shirts 👍xx
Great pic Lost Voice Guy. You are fantastic & a great role model for all us disabled people ❤
As a (sort of) Lowery… I approve! Great photo! Hope you are well! 💕
You have the best smile ever. Sending best wishes from down under!
Great picture xxx
a wonderful smile.💕
So sorry that Saturday at the Bloomsbury has been cancelled. Hope all is OK.
I love you're t shirts! They make me smile
Good luck with the tour. Hopefully see you in Mansfield or Nottingham again sometime in the future ❤️❤️
Lovely picture of you lovely to see you again last Saturday
Love the t-shirt, but my favourite has to be "I'm only in it for the free parking"!
Looking good - happy touring xx
Amazing u look amazing!
Look at that smile xxx
LAUGH OUT LOUD with funnyman Steve Royle | Unforgettable Audition | Britain's Got Talent ... See MoreSee Less
where is love there is Joy 💧😄
Such a pleasure to catch up with Jack at one of my recent tour shows. You may remember I helped him find his own regional accent on The One Show. And it’s sounding great! #cerebrallolsy ... See MoreSee Less
Totally awesome, keep up the good work, we are proud. We all are strong.
Ye my brother did it before the lost voice guy if i’m totally honest a good few years ago through national star college. He had a BBC program called the Unbreakables which showed how amazing National Star College is but BGT still gets more publicity.
Your humour is great. As a disabled person myself it's important that we can see humour in the world around us too. Humour unique to us.
Love this 💕 Cant wait to come and see you on tour next month 👍🙂
You’re awesome mr lost voice guy! Respect to you 👍
Aw fab, I need you to find my son a Welsh voice! X
Looking forward to seeing you in Dorking x
Looking Great Boys!!
Hi, may I ask when you first started using AAC did you find it difficult and feel like your identity had gone? I'm a disabled person and I'm having issues. I can't speak clearly and have been given an AAC device and finding it difficult to use. Is that normal? Many thanks and keep up the good work.
You two look like trouble!
I saw that it's a great idea, you two are double trouble lol
Love your shirt!
Can't wait to see you in Cambridge tomorrow
Love that t-shirt! 😂
How about a Dalek accent?
What’s on your yellow shirt?
See you soon in shoreham 👏
Gerlene Pretorius Kennedy xx
Today we said goodbye to my nana. One of the most amazing women I’ve ever had the privilege to know. Sleep well ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
I’m very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful smile, and her face radiates love.
Really sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and family. You have to know though that she will still be so proud of you and be watching you and encouraging you from Heaven x
Sleep well. Spot on dear friend! So great to hear others with true understanding of death. It won't be long until your dear Nana is woken up by Jesus, then you'll be together forever ❤️ You're an inspiration! God bless you.
🙁 I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Nana. Such and amazing relationship and such a special bond. Xx
I'm so sorry for your loss Lee. She'll be smiling that gorgeous smile at you from Heaven. xx
Bless you Lee. Really sorry for your loss. I bet she was so proud of you. Sending lots of love to you and your family xxxx
Condolences, to you and your loved ones / and may her memory be a blessing always
Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. Many condolences to you all. Enjoy the memories.
So sorry for your loss. Bless you and your Nana. My thoughts are with you and your family xx She would have been incredibly proud of you. You are amazing 🤗
I’m so sorry for your loss. Try to remember that anyway that you’re feeling is right for you at that moment, and no one can tell you differently. I still feel the loss of my Nan 20 years later huge hugs.
She will always have your back and give you virtual hugs. If it were not for these fabulous family members nobody could achieve what we,all do.
Lost Voice Guy, Family And Friends, I Am So Sorry For The Very Sad Loss Of Your Nana. Sending My Sincere Condolences To You All At This Very Difficult And Sad Time.
So sorry for your loss, I was raised by my grandparents so know how special they are.
Im sorry for your loss, she looks like a dime. what a lovely nana you have. may she rest in peace <3
I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping your Nana, and all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear this my thoughts are with you all at this time keep smiling & making other people smile you're an amazing person ❤️ x
She looks like an amazing woman that would melt any heart with love, my thoughts with you & family x
I'm so sorry to hear this. Love and condolences being sent your way xx
My condolences for your loss. May her spirit r.i.p
Sorry for your sad loss, My Condolences to you and your family 💐 x
My heartfelt condolences. Grandparents are magic <3
So sorry to read you have lost your nana. Wishing you and your family peace and love xx
So sorry for your loss Lee, one very proud Nana in heaven now! ❤️❤️
So sorry for your sad loss. Hoping that lovely memories warm your heart on dark days x
Sorry for your loss, may your Nana rest in peace. Prayers for you and your family 🙏 ❤xxx
Ready for my appearance on Morning Live on BBC One at 9.15am. Tune in to hear my new Geordie accent and to hear about my Cerebral LOLsy tour! ... See MoreSee Less
It was the greatest of honours to provide your voice Lee! Looking forward to seeing it in your show in Newcastle!
What a wonderful voice you have now. You must feel like yourself more than ever and what a truly wonderful selfless gift ❤🥰❤
Seen you on TV this morning great interview and was nice to hear your new voice x
Good morning. Wishing you the very best of luck with your tour. We will watch, thanks for letting me know. Great jumper!! Take care and stay safe ❤️
Love this picture of you Lee. Bless you and keep up the great performances, hun. 🤗 xx
Love that you keep on doing your thing! And what an advantage you have-- we may tire of hearing some voices, even pretty good ones, or even our own... You get endless upgrades. Stallone one day, Jeremy Irons the next... Idk though, I'd probably be pretty set on a good Morgan Freeman, and use his voice of God to do some of the more lengthy and ridiculously offensive riffs I heard Bob Saget do at a small club in San Francisco a couple of times. RIP Bob. And LVG, keep em howlin'! I'll check a clip any time you drop one, man! Aloha and Cheerios or whatever y'all say on that island... 🤙
You were brilliant XXX love the Gordie voice xx
Hope it went well for u,you're a great guy/comedian.x👏
Loved the interview Lee. Voice is well suited to you so well done Dan too. #buckworthy
Good luck! Looking forward to seeing you in May.
Gutted i missed you on this morning! I’m sure you were fab x
Glad you got your ideal voice now, brilliant news
Glad you have your new voice, Will you now become "Found Voice Guy?" Wor Geordie Xx
Just seen this so missed you but glad you now have a geordie voice 😊
I am watching you Lee from home as I have the plague and having to isolate
Looking forward to Colchester Arts Centre
Good luck lee keep up the great work
Phew I thought I'd missed you 😅 It looks like you're about to be on very soon 😀👍
Looking very happy Lee! have a lovely day.
Saw you on morning live, have a great day Lee...
We are going to see you in bristol in may cant wait.
The new voice is fabulous! Congratulations
Looking forward to watching your show next month
Love it sounds great xx
What a night at the Comedy Station in Blackpool! Nights like that are why I fucking love my job! ... See MoreSee Less
You're great,make me laugh yr humour more funny than most with a voice,u do a great job of making yr audience laugh.x
Brilliant, so pleased it went well xxxxxxxxx
Brilliant. Looking forward to seeing you in Sussex.
Cerebral palsy is such a wide spectrum:) Sadly I have zero filter . Once I can afford it would love to see the show Lost Voice Guy we didn't ask for it but we just try
Dude, you're awesome! Love your work 🤘
Please come to Grimsby I'd love to see you live
When are you back in sunny Southport lee..??
That, and the parking. Right?
top comedian to be honest,love ur shows
Happy Sunday special man🦋
You’re brilliant 🤩
Nice one 😊